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SMUT: Queer Erotic Fan Fiction Salon

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Queer screen culture magazine Sissy Screens and the Wheeler Centre join forces for a night of smutty storytelling.

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Queer screen culture magazine Sissy Screens and the Wheeler Centre join forces for a night of smutty storytelling. A line-up of LGBTQIA+ writers, performers and filthmongers will put a queer and playful spin on fan fiction inspired by iconic books, films and pop culture.

Hosted by Anna Piper Scott, SMUT features sultry readings by Clem Bastow, Margot Tanjutco, Nkechi Anele, Urvi Majumdar, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Nathan Borg and Tali Polichtuk; salacious performances by Cerulean and Evana De Lune; a screening of the award-winning animated short Are You Still Watching?; and a few kinky surprises.

Sissy Screens is a digital magazine dedicated to queer screen culture. Directed by queer and gender diverse artists who are passionate about showcasing LGBTQIA+ creatives and their work, it features articles, interviews, reviews, photography and original videos.

All proceeds will go towards future SMUT events. Drinks will be available to purchase from the Moat’s pop-up bar.

This event will be Auslan interpreted and the short film screening will be captioned. The Wheeler Centre is an accessible venue. Amplified music and light effects will be used. Gender neutral bathrooms will be available.

Please note this event will contain explicit content.

Presented in partnership with Sissy Screens. Presented with the support of a City of Melbourne Arts Grant.

Tickets

$15 full price/$10 concession + a one-off $4.40 transaction fee.

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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible toilets available

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Featuring

Portrait of Nkechi Anele by Asia Taylor
Nkechi Anele

Nkechi Anele is a Nigerian-Irish Australian who grew up in Naarm (Melbourne) and spent over a decade in the Australian music industry as the lead singer in Saskwatch. In 2015, along with her best friend Lucie Cutting, she started The Pin, a discussion platform about race, identity, and culture throu... Read more

Nathan Borg

Nathan Borg is an Australian queer actor. He is Australia’s first deaf actor with a cochlear implant to appear on our national screens. Nathan has worked on many short films and commercials. The actor landed his first guest role on Neighbours for a year, and is now featuring in a upcoming LGBTQIA+... Read more

Clem Bastow

Clem’s writing appears regularly in The Guardian, and she has written extensively for The Saturday Paper, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Big Issue. She co-wrote and co-presented the 2017 ABC podcast Behind The Belt, a documentary “deep dive” into professional wrestling, and in 2018... Read more

Portrait of Cerulean
Cerulean

Cerulean is the current reigning Miss First Nation 2021. She is an expressive blue gem who descended from the Pisces constellation to bless mere mortals with a raining cloud of excitement, energy and fun! Her body morphs into an ensemble of contrasting forms, exploring performance through concepts. ... Read more

Evana De Lune

Introducing the daughter of the moon, Evana De Lune. This Lizard Queen was created for the sheer purpose of your viewing pleasure. Inspiring queer panic across Melbourne and the world is one of Evana’s many pastimes. As a classically trained dancer, her fetishes for the finer things in life thrust... Read more

Urvi Majumdar

Urvi Majumdar is a comedian, writer, actor and producer. She has performed to sold-out crowds at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Emerging Writer’s festival and Melbourne Writers’ Festival. In 2019 Urvi was selected for the inaugural StandUP! grant, awa... Read more

Tali Polichtuk

Tali Polichtuk is a writer and programmer. She is also the founder & editor of Sissy Screens, a digital magazine dedicated to queer screen culture.

Margot Morales Tanjutco

Margot Tanjutco is a writer, director, and actor. They directed And She Would Stand Like This with Antipodes Theatre Company for Midsumma 2022 and are currently part of Theatre Works’ two-year writing program, She Writes Collective. Their experimental digital work psyche404error won Best Work In F... Read more

Vyshnavee Wijekumar

Vyshnavee Wijekumar is freelance writer and culture critic of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She has pieces published in The Age, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, The Big Issue, Refinery29 Australia and ABC Everyday. She is also on the board of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival and the fortnightly fi... Read more

Anna Piper Scott

Anna Piper Scott is a Perth-born, Melbourne-based stand-up comedian with over 10 years of experience across Australia. She’s a trans woman of remarkable wit and social insight, a skilled writer and bold performer. She’s a guaranteed highlight of every festival she’s a part of, whether hosting ... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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