|Screenings||June 22, 10pm (reservation)||(in section “Around The World”)||June 24, 8pm (reservation)|
When erotic magazine Wicked Women hit the stands, it turned lesbian Australia upside down and liberated lesbian sex for generations to come.
As a backlash to the politically correct 1980s lesbian movement, Jasper (Francine) Laybutt and Lisa started Wicked Women magazine in 1988, challenging the ideas of lesbian sex. Using playful images and text, Wicked Women wasn’t just pornography but explored sexual pleasure in all its forms including S&M. Due to its controversial nature, they relied heavily on fundraising events. The most infamous being the “Ms Wicked Competition” where women stripped and performed acts for an all-female audience. In 1994 Lisa and Jasper stepped back from the front line of editing and in 1996 Wicked Women ceased publication with 28 issues.