Here at the Express, we have a few fetishes. What gets us really riled up are local creativity, sex positivity, inclusivity, rad events, and our readers. To feed all those desires at once, we hold Briefs, an annual erotic short film festival featuring submissions from our beloved readership. The one-night-only screening explores eroticism through fun and entertainment, with a spirit that’s perfect for sex-positive cinephiles of all genders and orientations. This year’s guest judges include iconic queer porn star Jiz Lee; Express managing editor Anna Pulley; social worker, performer, and RuPaul‘s Drag Race alumni, Honey Mahogany, and many more. Together they’ll pick which films receive the judge’s choice honor and a $500 prize, while the audience choices will receive $1,000 each. The sixteen chosen submissions will be vying for wins in the categories of Best Acting, Most Likely to Make You Want to Fuck, Best Orgasm, and Best Cinematography. And the always-entertaining Jamie DeWolf of Tourettes Without Regrets will be the host. To top it off, the free after-party at the Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) will feature burlesque, sensual dance performances, and wild interactive audience games. Sorry, but your Valentine’s Day dinner reservation might seem a little dull as a follow-up.
Price: $12. 18 and up.