This year’s Hump! Film Festival is moving to the Ace Hotel for its May 8-10 Pittsburgh run.
This is the 14th year for the festival started by sex-advice columnist, Dan Savage. The 90-minute collection of carefully curated films are made not by porn stars, but everyday folks. The films, while explicit, provide diverse views of sex and sexuality.
The festival was originally supposed to take place at the Regent Square Theater, but fesitval spokesperson Caroline Dodge said theater’s new management pulled the plug. It’s not a new occurrence, Dodge says and does happen from time to time. it actually happened once before in Pittsburgh. In 2014, city officials in Dormont complained about the content of Hump!, leading the Hollywood Theater to cancel the performance. It was later rescheduled at the Row House in Lawrenceville.