So, it’s been a while, but let’s get back into it.
Friday Night at the FPAs was the actual Feminist Porn Awards Ceremony. We had tickets to the pre-party, but wound up missing pretty much all of it due to a combination of (a) slow dinner service, and (b) wardrobe emergency. So we got approximately one hors d’oeuvre each and didn’t get to network at all.
But that’s okay, because we still had Saturday to do that and, hey, we did get to hang out in the “VIP Lounge” (the upstairs part of the venue, which had little bistro tables and stuff. It was really nice, and I’m glad we went that route because I get really antsy in crowds and the upstairs was a lot less thronged than the downstairs. Worth the extra money, as far as I’m concerned.
Of course, we also got fancy swag bags with, seriously… Okay, vibrators must be the most over-priced thing on the planet, because I’ve seen how much those funfactory and lelo vibes cost and there were multiple new toys in each of those bags.
Not that I’m complaining about having an entire nightstand full (even more full than before?) of silicon goodies to play with at my disposal, but. Wah! O.O
By now, it’s no big shock who won what – the list has been up for weeks, after all. However, it as a lovely experience to drink wine and applaud the winners (and hear the acceptance speeches… Madison Young, whose movie won for Best Kink, took the opportunity to thank all the women pornographers who had come before her, and I got a little sniffly at that one, I don’t mind telling you).
Something that I think is neat about an event like this (or the local No Pants Dance Party, or any neo-burlesque show you care to attend) is that it’s the kind of event where you go expecting to find everyone attractive. There were many, MANY comments through-out the night about the astonishing amount of sexiness going on in the venue and, while it was definitely true, and while people are going to put more effort into their appearance when going to a Gala than when going to the grocery store… I don’t think it was any more or less true than, say, a random Tuesday at the Big Gay Bridgehead (if we want to compare apples to apples), or a stroll through a given park. I think, however, that an event like this invites the attendees to notice the beauty of the people around them.
Which I think is my take-away from the awards ceremony. There is beauty all over the place, if you get your head set to notice it.
And that was the awards ceremony. 🙂
Ms Syren.