Thursday, February 09, 2012
The Mayfair is celebrating it's 80th birthday this year. Somewhere around the middle of that run (not sure the exact dates off the top of my head, but somewhere in the 1970's), the theatre was an actual full-time adult movie cinema...or what is more commonly known as a porno theatre. That fact especially blows my mind on days when we're showing family friendly fare like a Muppets movie or one of those horrible Alvin & the Chipmunks movies (part three is coming to our screen in March!).
X-rated themes return to the theatre with the 4th annual Painted Lips & Lolly Licks film fest. As the poster tag-line states: Erotic short films from Ottawa and around the world! Wild! Sexy! Funny! Animated! A huge turn on!
The submissions were judged by adult film star Kimberly Kane, pictured above from an X-rated X-Files re-imagining in one of the few photos of her that can be found online which are of the PG variety. If your interest isn't piqued enough already, you should also know that the night will also feature beer for sale in the candy bar and showcase a live performance from the Sin Sisters Burlesque Go-Go & Variety Show. Relive the heyday of controversial underground back-alley cinema while simultaneously supporting independent film-making, Friday night at 9:30, only at the Mayfair.