The Pornotopia Fight for Free Speech

Self Serve’s Fight for Pornotopia Film Festival by Molly Adler and Matie Fricker

Molly & Matie were honored to be part of Swellcon, an online conference about sex & the media.

In 2007, the owners of Self Serve, a feminist sex shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico decided to start a sex positive porn festival named Pornotopia. Matie and Molly recount the tale of how a little porn festival in Albuquerque got the city zoning office all worked up. This is one story of officials trying to suppress free speech & sexuality and the fight to celebrate sexuality in honest and powerful ways.