Today at The Clinton: Sunday, Aug 30

Today At The Clinton Street Theater

Sex Workers Film Series presents MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO


Sunday, Aug 30

The Clinton Street Theater Sex Workers Film Series celebrates the accomplishments of sex worker film and video makers by screening relevant works about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world.

The films focus on sex workers' rights; organizing efforts and working conditions for strippers; global sex work and sex work as a labor issue on the international agenda; sex workers as artists; queer sex workers; sex work and gender identities; portraits of strippers, prostitutes, doms, madams and more.

Doors open at 6pm. Music by Heather Hawkins starting at 6:20pm.

This month's program is being brought to us by Sex Worker Outreach Coalition of Portland as a benefit for STROLL (Sex Traders Radical Outreach & Liberation Lobby).

swocSWOC is a Portland, Oregon based coalition of social service providers concerned with the safety, dignity, and diversity in needs of those working in the sex industry. It is our goal to educate ourselves and our community regarding the issues most relevant to sex workers in an effort to reduce associated risks of the sex trade and promote basic human rights for all those working in the sex industry.


Many thanks to our media partner, KBOO Community Radio.

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My Own Private Idaho
Gus Van Sant
104 minutes

Surreal character study focusing on the friendship between two male hustlers, Mike and Scott, in Portland, Oregon. They live on the streets, do drugs, and sell themselves to men and women. Mike is quiet, gay and suffers from narcolepsy. Abandoned as a child, he is obsessed with finding his long-lost mother. Scott is the rebellious son of a high-ranking family, who lives this life mostly to embarrass his father. Mike is in love with Scott, who still maintains he is straight and insists that his wild lifestyle on the streets is only temporary. Together, they embark on a quest to find Mike's mother, traveling from Portland to Idaho to Italy, with Scott picking up a beautiful girl along the way.

Special Admission

$7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.