It’s early November in Portland, Oregon, and Dan Savage—probably America’s best-known sex-advice columnist—is standing on the stage of a former high-school auditorium, engaging the audience in a bit of call-and-response.
“Turn your smartphone…” he calls out.
“OFF!” roars the crowd.
“We will take it…”
“You will never get it…”
It’s the finale of a seven-minute monologue, in which Savage describes the behavior and privacy rules of the film festival they’re about to view. While privacy is of grave concern to many ventures and individuals, it’s especially crucial for HUMP! Film Festival because of its subject matter: amateur pornography.