Item #40331 A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971. SUCK.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.
A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.

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A group of printed documents and a rare brooch from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, organised by the editorial board of Suck, m/c’d by Jim Haynes and held in Amsterdam between October 21st-25th, 1971.

i) S.E.L.F. membership card, unused. Red ink on pink card. Folded twice, as issued. Measures 11.6x21cm. unfolded. Plus another copy, unfolded.

ii) Poster announcing the 2nd WDFF. Not dated (c. Spring 1971). Printed offset in purple on salmon-coloured paper. 38.5x30cm. “2nd Int. Porno Film Festival in Amsterdam this October. 6000 Yankee Dollars Prize Money for best films” + quotes from reviews of 1st WDFF and list of winners. Two copies.

iii) Information poster for 2nd WDFF, with S.E.L.F. application coupon (printed in the first printing of Suck #6). Illustrated by Thomas Bayrle. Printed offset in purple and blue on white stock. Folded in four for mailing, with ‘Drukwerk’ (printed matter) rubber stamp. Measures 42x30.3cm unfolded. Fine. Together with: another copy, folded for mailing, rubber stamped and with red paper seal still intact. Fine.

iv) Mimeographed info sheet about the organization centre (Lijnbaansgracht 231, office of Federatie van Kunstenaarsverenigingen), where festival-goers registered and received S.E.L.F. membership card.

v) Mimeographed sheet by Jim Haynes printing list of prize winners, jury members (Al Goldstein, Betty Dodson, Didi Wadidi, Marie France, Michael Zwerin, Heathcote Williams, Roland Topor, Anna Beeke, Monique Von Cleef, among others) + list of “thanks to” people (Susan Janssen, Lynne Tillman, Jack Henry Moore and others).

vi) WDFF Award Certificate, unused. 23.1x29.1cm. Printed in red on pink card stock (the same as the previous year's, but with the upper edge printing the dates trimmed).

vii) Programme leaflet for a screening of Wet Dream Films in Rotterdam, May 1st, 1972, originally “organised by SUCK, the only sex magazine that’s worth a place in the book case.”

viii) Original brooch, designed and made by Louis Bernatchez. Colour plastic moulded in the shape of a pair of partially opened bright red lips revealing two front teeth, with yellow speech bubble lettered in black stating “2nd Wet Dream Film Festival”. Pin fastener glued to verso. Approx. 7.5x7.5cm. Repaired crack to verso, o/w Very Good. Illustrated in Thanks for Coming!, p.234. Extremely rare.

All printed items Fine or Near Fine.

An excellent collection of printed documentation from the 2nd Wet Dream Film Festival, an event remembered as much for the group sex that took part outside the theatres than the films shown within (a pleasure boat found by Willem de Ridder and used for trips out to the North Sea that were included in the price of the season ticket had a ‘love room’ fitted out with waterbeds, rock music and dope to encourage sexual activity).

The sex-postive feminist and jury member Betty Dodson later wrote that “While the quality of the films had been only medium to poor, I had to congratulate the festival on the aesthetic quality of the live sex - that turned out to be the real art form” (My Romantic Love Wars: A Sexual Memoir. NY: self-published, 2010).

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