Beginning tonight at midnight on the Independent Film Channel, Dita von Teese hosts the four-part mini-series “Indie Sex” which will feature interviews with directors about independent films that are full of sex (aka your favorite movies.) Tonight’s theme “Censored” kicks off the mini-series and will “examine how filmmakers, the film industry, and special interest groups have attempted to both regulate and set free the images that filmmakers create and who gets to see them.”
When it comes to being censored, queer girls wrote the book about it, or rather, made the film about it. Tonight, “Indie Sex” will have intereviews with Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committe), Guinevere Turner (Go Fish, every other lesbian movie ever made, practically), and Ally Sheedy (not a lesbian, but totally hot in High Art). Miranda July (You, Me, and Everyone We Know) and Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Hostel 2) will be on to talk about “Indie Sex: Teens” on Friday. This is definitely something worth Tivo-ing.
In conjunction with “Indie Sex,” Nerve.com is listing its Top 50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema, revealing ten scenes every day until the end of the series on Saturday. So far the only lesbian sex scene featured is the rather tame one in High Art (#42), but we can hope that it’s because all the rest of the ones we like are in the top 30.