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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I'll be in Houston for probably the last FOURPLAY fest screening in North America at QFest this Fri 7/26 8pm at the Aurora Picture Show. Get tixs and more info here.
And listen to part one of my interview with sexologist Dr Richard Wagner on his Dr Dick's Erotic Mind podcast here. Lots of great sex and art chatting.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Now get FOURPLAY DVD for only $11.95 in North America directly via our web-site http://www.fourplayfilm.com/dvd_streaming.html with PayPal or major credit card. Shipping is regular USPS mail, no tracking to keep the costs low. Thanks and happy Pride month! - Kyle
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Check out these great reviews for the FOURPLAY dvd and get a copy for yourself today from TLA. Or watch now instantly streaming for only $3.99!!! - Kyle
Austin American Statesman
Fourplay will likely ruffle the feathers of more conservative audiences, but Kyle Henry’s movie offers a unique and bold look at the complications of desire, the need for connection and the joys and perils of sexual intimacy. The director shows amazing dexterity in shifting between silly and serious tones. Henry and his writers have created a cast of sympathetic characters who find the courage to be vulnerable in a world not always willing to offer an embrace. "Fourplay" is crass, unapologetic, imaginative, challenging and, ultimately, comforting.
"Fourplay is highly recommended for those with a liberal comfort zone, and for anyone who may be looking to challenge their prudish sensibilities and appreciate something a little naughty or out of the ordinary."
Let's face it, Fourplay was never going to out to the multi-plexes of America, but I'm glad it's now being granted a life beyond the festival circuit. AOK's DVD presentation is a wonderful concert of anamorphic widescreen image and Dolby Digital stereo sound. There's an optional commentary track from director Kyle Henry, joined by principal players (both on and offscreen) throughout the film's length. Additional bonus features include a "making of" featurette focusing on the mini-epic "Tampa," a blog interview with Chloë (responsible for costuming, hair and makeup for the Aliya character in "San Francisco), and a number of different trailers for the film.
Sex is a fantastical, magical and celebrated force in Kyle Henry’s series of short films, Fourplay ... Like a queer Tales from the Crypt, Fourplay delves into four dark corners of the sexual spectrum treating otherwise hardcore fetish and eroticism with intimacy and a good dose of non-patronizing humor.
The sexual orientations of the films range from homosexual to heterosexual to bestial to imaginary. The content is more erotic and suggestive than lewd and graphic, although there’s no mistaking the fact that sexual transgression is the subject at hand. The shorts build in emotional depth to the concluding segment, “San Francisco,” which provides the film’s heartrending climax.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
At long last, anyone, anywhere in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) can see FOURPLAY via TLA releasing. Click here to get some FOURPLAY today, and remember, adults only and NSFW!!!
Then read this blog post on The Film Collaborative's site on how we found distribution for our NC-17 equivalent film.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Excited to share FOURPLAY's new web-site, check it out here. And if you want to find out North American screening dates/times, check out the screenings page here. We'll be on tour from Feb 7th through early April, see ya around the block America! - Kyle
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Tucson Out In The Desert Film Fest - Sun, Jan 27th @ 8:25PM
Kingston Reel Out Film Fest - Sat, Feb 2nd @ 11PM
Melbourne Queer Film Fest - Mar 12th - 23d @ TBD
Friday, December 7, 2012
There is a reason why FOURPLAY's tagline is "four short tales of sexual intimacy" and not "sexual eroticism." I have been counseled at times to change the tag line to imply that the film is erotic or even pornographic, but I think the distinction between eroticism and intimacy is key to understanding what the film is up to.
For me, sexuality and sexual expression is a form of communication. Intimacy is the height and paragon of a kind of sexual communication that is democratic as it allows a form a empathy to permeate the union. Eroticism is more of a one way street, where the viewer or participant "gets off" in a transactional relationship to sexual expression that is akin to buying a cheeseburger. Eroticism in film is an extension of the voyeurism that is at work on the most base level when watching a film. But films that are cathartic, that have the ability to pierce our consciousness and resonate beyond the transaction of watching them during their running time, work by getting us inside the head of either the characters in the film or the filmmaker's consciousness and potentially lead to a new understanding of the world around us. This was the goal with each of the four shorts that comprise FOURPLAY, and whether we failed or succeeded you can be the judge.
Below is an interesting article by Gail Dines, author of Pornography: How Pronography Has Hijacked our Sexuality, from the Leftist muckracking publication Counterpunch about the proliferation of pornographic imagery and the potential impact this proliferation is having on communication and society. We'd welcome your thoughts!
- Kyle Henry, Director FOURPLAY
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A round-up of when/where you can see FOURPLAY this fall:
Oct 4th - Atlanta, GA - Thur @ 9:40PM at the Landmarks' Midtown Art Cinema as part of Out on Film. Tix info here.
and FOURPLAY: TAMPA will screen twice in Copenhangen, Denmark at MIX Copenhagen
Oct 20th @ 7PM + 27th @ 9:30PM on the "Kiss Kiss, Gang Bang" program. More info here.