Dan Savage (creator of the Savage Love sex advice column, the popular Savage Lovecast podcast, the ITMFA campaign, and the It Gets Better Project​) is curating a brand new online showing of dirty short films for the 16th annual HUMP! Film Festival​, screening online January 30 through March 6, 2021.

The HUMP Film Festival features a showcase of sex-positive short films, all curated by Savage.These dirty movies are created by people who aren’t porn stars, but want to be one just for this festival. The films run the gamut of body sizes, shapes, ages, colours, sexualities, genders, kinks,and fetishes. It is a unique celebration of creative sexual expression.

HUMP! has become a national phenomenon selling tens of thousands of tickets, screening in over 50 cities across the United States and Canada. “Last year, when COVID hit the US and Canada, we took the festival online, with permission of the filmmakers,” says Savage. “As much as we missed being in theatres, we loved being able to make HUMP accessible to more people.”

This year, HUMP! will also have several optional viewing parties. From a screening with Dan Savage himself, to an all-nude screening with other enthusiasts, these accompanying viewing parties will give HUMP! viewers the shared experience that makes the festival so unique.

Is Dan worried about filmmaker privacy now that the show is online? “One of the great things about HUMP! is our audience,” says Savage. “From the very first HUMP! showing 16 years ago,we’ve deputized them to look out for folks on their cell phones taking pictures of the screen. Or folks being disrespectful jerks. And we kick this bad behavior out of the theatre. Now that we’re online, we will still ask our audiences for the same respect. No recording, no screenshots, no rude comments online, or on social media. Our community can get porn anywhere they want online. But they can’t get the diversity, the humor, the risk-taking, and the all-out fun that they get at HUMP! We can’t wait to be back touring the country in physical theaters, but until then,we’re encouraging folks to use this time in lockdown to explore their sexuality and make some dirty movies.”

There are several special viewing parties! to the lineup, and Dan Savage is hosting the opening night viewing party on January 30th—and tickets are on sale now!

• January 30th: Watch live with Dan Savage!
• February 6th: Watch live with other HUMP! Fans!
• February 11th: Watch live with Seattle’s favorite Drag Queen duo, Betty Wetter & Cookie Couture!
• February 19th: Watch live with Select HUMP! Filmmakers & Performers!
• There is even a Nude Viewing Party on February 27th.

What’s Steaming?

Avery Jane • An empowered sex worker and a respectful client make the most of their night together!

Cock Monkey • One big cock and one very lucky monkey…

Danse Macabre • A handsome music professor inspires a kinky student to new heights of music appreciation….

Doggone Dystopia • A lonely creature, shunned in a dystopian society, searches for safety. A genuine connection awaits.

Final eXXXams • A Quarantine Love Story. Will a college student’s porn addiction interfere with his studies or will study breaks with hot leather daddies help him focus?

Lengua • This moody kitchen scene will leave you wanting seconds, so save your appetite!

Lip Service • This woman has no trouble telling her man just she wants him to do it…

Me, Myself, & You • Directed and acted by a queer and trans couple, the Princes of Dirt’s debut film depicts themes of self/other and visibility/obscurity through the use of mirror imagery.

Ménage À Trois • In her dream Kira is joined by Demi and Rob for a sensual and passionate threesome…

Mes Chéris • Part documentary, part pornography, Mes Chéris is a transboi’s loving tribute to the body he was born in. One month before his top surgery, Jamal Phoenix takes on the role of Chéri, a character modeled after his experiences as a Fierce Fem sex worker.

Mother’s Day • Got milk? Yes, and it’s everywhere.

Motorsexual • Buckle the fuck up, because Rob Zombie ain’t got nothing on this mechanical must-see…

Piss Off • Speaking of streaming… a short documentary about performance artist Athleticpisspig, who travels the world with his public water-sports performances.

Pops’ Corn • Bratty boyslut won’t stop fussin’ ’til his daddies serve up a spitroast unlike any other.

Spanko • An intimate look at a woman’s first visit to a spanking party.

Stephen & James: Best Girlfriends • A love-letter to a New York City in the not-too-distant past where apps were served before dinner and the thrill of gay sex was always just around the corner or on a pier or in a back room.

The Sneccubus • An evil warlock casts a sexy spell but gets more than he bargained for in the end!

(S)he • Sexting gets real.

Monsterbait • Ever wanted to know what sex was like after a monstrous transformation?Find out as orcs, werewolves, and more come to life in Monsterbait!

Awaken • A mysterious woodland nymph finds pleasure in an ancient forest. Come along with Bunny as she discovers new ways to play!

Innominate • When was the last time someone saw the real you? When was the last time you were completely, honestly, naked?

Pup Play • This inclusive and equitable film invites you to watch some stylish play behind closed doors.

Baiser (Kiss) • Baiser (Kiss)” is a bizarre bit of animated squishiness.

To see an overview of each film, and purchase tickets, click here.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.