The HUMP Film Fest has been making audiences squirm in their seats for 13 years. Renowned columnist Dan Savage (known for his “Savage Love” column) will bring this adult film showcase back to Sacramento at the Crest Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 15 (1017 K St.) with 21 new films in tow. What you should expect? Well … a whole lot of big-screen sex in all shapes, sizes and flavors. “Audiences will be watching things that take them outside their comfort zones,” Savage says in a press release. “Some of it is hilarious. Some of it is romantic. Some of it is totally raunchy. Straight people watch gay porn, vanilla people watch kinky porn, gay people watch lesbian porn. And people laugh, they gasp, some even cover their eyes. But at the end of every film, they all clap and cheer. There’s really nothing like it. The whole festival is this great celebration of sexual freedom and diversity.” Bring your curious mind and get ready to let things get blissfully weird with a room full of absolute strangers. Learn more and order tickets at

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 9 of issue #273 (Aug. 29 – Sept. 12, 2018)**