Frameline48: Erotic City Shorts

A free-for-all sampling of some of the best in queer X-rated cinema from San Francisco from the early 1980s until today, featuring saucy work from the likes of Curt McDowell, Jiz Lee, Brontez Purnell, Aron Kantor, Shine Louise Houston, and Christopher Lee.

Short films showing in this program:

100 Boyfriends Mixtape

Directed by Brontez Purnell

Dancer, musician, artist, and publisher of the cult queer zine Fag School, Brontez Purnell (I Want Your Love, Frameline37; Unstoppable Feat: The Dances of Ed Mock, Frameline42) made his directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical “video mix tape.”

Relying on his punk rock aesthetic to give the world a peek into his singularly unique perspective, 100 Boyfriends Mixtape takes the viewer on an unforgettably horny cruise around SF. (14 mins)

Alley of the Tranny Boys

Directed by Christopher Lee

Alley of the Tranny Boys is a groundbreaking film directed by SF activist/director Christopher Lee, which re-imagines sexual liberation for today’s outlaws, claiming an erotic space for transmasculine individuals. This film presents six provocative scenes that celebrate trans sexuality and eroticism. (50 mins)


Directed by Shine Louise Houston

A night out, an old friend, and a special treat coalesce in this poetic short film by Shine Louise Houston. (7 mins)


Directed by Curt McDowell

Underground San Francisco filmmaker Curt McDowell offers a cinematic account of his “adventures with straight boys and the hospitality he extends to them” in a new restoration of Loads by the Academy Film Archive. (19 mins)


Directed by Aron Kantor

Bring someone you want to excite! Radley Metzger’s legendary erotic masterpiece Score! gets an update from some frisky San Francisco queers. (3 mins)


Directed by Jiz Lee & Vanniall

Hotel guests discover a room for two. Trans superstar Vanniall and non-binary porn icon Jiz Lee join forces in a short romp that combines safer sex and juxtaposed edits to celebrate the joy in queer sex. Transit was recorded during the San Francisco PornFilmFestival, and was Jiz’s first scene post top-surgery and first performance in their 40s! (5 mins)

This program contains sexually explicit material. No one under 18 admitted.

Expected Guests:

Shine Louise Houston, Director (Birthday)

Jiz Lee, Director, Actor (Transit)

1h 38m
First Showing
June 27, 2024