3 ways James Franco gets kinky -- and ways you can, too!

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The Franco-Armory love affair continues.

Is it safe to say at this point that James Franco is our kind of freak? The king of hyphens (indie-mainstream-actor-author-producer-director-etc.) is in the midst of various voyages into SF BDSM culture. Shall we count the ways?

1. The trailer for Franco's documentary on Kink.com, helpfully titled kink, came out yesterday. It features bound musclemen and bos-say female directors.We're glad that we're not the only ones who can't get enough of the sex-positive culture housed within the Armory's brick walls. Peter Acworth, who started the site out of a Columbia University business school dorm room, just wrote a rad op-ed on why the larger world should know about the work his company does. 

2. Franco's also deep into it with local erotica autuer Travis Mathews completing a reimagining of Crusing, the 1980 mystery-thriller starring Al Pacino. That project, titled Interior. Leather Bar. debuts at Sundance this month

3. Franco already starred in the slightly-atrocious film About Cherry, a surprisingly formulaic movie about a small-town blonde who finds love and empowerment within the castle walls of fictional fetish porn castle -- the script was penned by local scribe Stephen Elliott and one of Kink.com's mainstay dominatrixes Lorelei Lee.

But try as he may, Franco will never be as freaky as you guys, the entrenched sexy people of SF. That being said, here's some sex events to watch out for:

Beatpig

It's hard to put our love for this SoMa fashion-fetish-floor party, but we'll try. Drag-DJ-diva stylings by Juanita More, pants-free lewks by host Walter Gomez, bondage demos, free porkrinds, BJ rumors on the back porch, hot go-gos, and cheap drinks. Come to think of it, it's all cheap (except the kink couture, that shit is spendy.) All told, a night to not remember!

Sat/19, 9pm-2am, $5. Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom, SF. 

America, Fuck Yeah

Celebrate her new citizenship with pansexual playground Mission Control's queen Polly Superstar? Here, we'll let her talk you into it herself: “‘I’m so HARD just thinking about the upcoming STAR-SPANGLED SHENANIGANS it makes me pop-in BEST OF GIRLS GONE WILD on the dashboard dvd player, blast some GARTH, plow my HUMMER through a endangered habitat and spill PABST all over myself!”

Sat/19, 10pm-4am, $25-35. Mission Control, SF location disclosed upon registration. www.missioncontrolsf.org

Rope Bondage Dojo

Bondage deities Midori and DeLano want to take you on a two-day tour of rope mastery, and we say: let them. The weekend course covers knots basic to advanced, the psychology of rope domination and submission, problem solving skills, rope suspension, and continental breakfast. Invite us over after?

Sat/19-Sun/20, 10am-6:30pm, $380 one person, $675 for couples. Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission, SF. www.sexandculture.org

"Honoring Legacies of Justice: 40 years of Roe v. Wade"

Can we get a little activist-y for a second? Enough of the political right being the only ones who can invoke spirituality in the battle over reproductive health. The right to control our own bodies is just as deserving of praise by any denomination, and in honor of that fact the Unitarian Universalist Association is kicking off a campaign for congregational study and action on reproductive rights. The kick-off is tonight, with an evening of testifying and singing about the impact that Roe v. Wade's historic decision had on our lives. 

Sun/20, 6:30-8:30pm, donations suggested. Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakl. tinyurl.com/LegaciesOfJusticeFacebook event

SF Jacks

Because sometimes you just want a lil' company. SF Jacks has been around for decades -- check out the group's first newsletter from 1983 -- holding parties where gay men can wank (or fap, for you Y2K babies) comfortably in the presence of like-minded individuals. The group meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Center for Sex and Culture, if you're into it.

Jan. 28, doors 7:30-8:30pm, $7 suggested donation. Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission, SF. www.sexandculture.org

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