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queer.red presents!:

Whorehouse Cinema, a sex worker film & arts festival between 31 March and April 2nd 2023@Cinetol, Amsterdam. We are a collective consisting of (former) sex workers, feminists, queer and trans people from all different walks of life and backgrounds and operate under the name of queer.red presents! We organise events in The Netherlands on the topic of sex work and aim to destigmatise sex work trough more nuanced and diverse representation. Our focus is on perspectives which stay away from the usual, narrow ideas and stereotypes of what it means to be a sex worker and stories that are intersectional. We prioritise works made with, by and for with sex worker communities. Welcome at whorehouse cinema!



Saturday 1 April 12:00-22:00 | Tolbar | Free Entrance
Sunday 2 April 12:00-20:30 | Tolbar | Free Entrance

Unsolicited Brick Pic by Cece Monroe

A response to male sexual violence in the digital age.

Reimaging Sex Work

Reimagining Sex Work is a feminist, activist collaborative project between sex workers, journalists and photographers.

Art works by Vicitoria Catalina

A selection of illustrations and prints that explore the weird, the queer and the sexual through a playful approach.


Erotic Self-portrait by Nat Portnoy (workshop)
12:00 – 14:00 | Tuinkamer | donation based, suggested donation €5 (16 participants max)

In this all-inclusive, body and sex positive workshop, we focus on unlocking Intimacy and self-discovery through erotic selfies, exploring the possibilities of smartphone cameras and accessible items in the process of creating an intimate space. Nat Portnoy is a multidisciplinary, queer artist, filmmaker, and writer from Poland, based in the Netherlands.

XtraSexyReality (VR experience)
15:00 – 21:00 | Tuinkamer | Free
XtraSexyReality is a choose-your-own-adventure porn experience that works with Virtual Reality headsets.


Peep Show Hoes (performance) | Link
18:00-22:00 | Outside/ entrance Cinetol | Tip/Donation

A celebratory mix of art, design, theater and activism on wheels: a protest against all the closures of legal and safe workplaces for sex workers in the Netherlands. Come in and take a look!


Responding to WRS: a community-led campaign (workshop & brunch)
12:00 – 14:00 | Zaal | Free entrance Reserve online  (Max 30 Participants Sex Workers Only)

A cross-organisational group of sex worker activists from SWAD (Sex Work Alliance Destigmatisation) joined an action group to develop a national campaign to respond to the imminent threat of a new set of regulations and legislation in the Netherlands (WRS).

The Fabulous Ones (documentary/feature) +presented by TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival | Trailer |
Roberta Torre / Italy / 75 min / 2022 / Italian with English subtitles
14:30 – 16:30 | Zaal | Tickets €7

It often happens that after death trans women are deprived of their identity. That’s what happened to Antonia, too. Her friends gather to invoke her, in an attempt to give Antonia her denied femininity.


Shorts 1 (film programme) + Q&A – co-hosted by Kaboom Animation Festival
17:00 – 19:00 | Zaal | Tickets €7

Sex(ual) Healing | Trailer |
Maximus Skaff / USA / 2021 / 22 min / English

An exploration into the healing powers of sex work from both client and sex worker perspectives.

Elodie Dermange / CH / 2017 / 5 min / English

As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her porn-loving soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself.

Jevon Boreland / Canada / 2018 / 10 min / English

This is the personal, untold story of Phylicia Carty, also known as Mz Lady Ice, whose life took her in the direction of becoming one of the most revolutionary urban exotic dancers in the Toronto adult entertainment industry.

Cupid Into Transmutation
Dexter Boldewijn / NL / 2022 / 13 min / English

The edgy and personal student film follows a transgender boy named Caesar living in a big city. On the run from his traumatic past, he tries to make a living as a camboy.

Lizzy and Seyyah
Kristian Petersen / Germany / 2018 / 10 min / German with English subtitles

Lizzy and Seyyah fuck!

Justin Ducharme / Canada / 2018 / 12 min / English

A simple and naturalistic approach to a day in the life of a two-spirit, male sex worker as he visits his clients.

Happy Ending
Ara Choi / UK / 2018 / 5 min / English with subtitles

Aa poetic animated documentary based on an anonymous online testimony of a Korean sex worker.

Content warning: This film contains sexual contact and strong language.



Whores Out Loud
Panel Discussion | Queer Stripclub | Big Party
All profits go to sex workers and strippers involved in this event

Panel Discussion
20:00-21:30 | Zaal | Free/donation entrance (reserve online)

The panel discussion will focus on (the lack of) autonomy of sex workers and strippers.

Striptopia | Link 
22:00-00:00 | Zaal | Tickets 
struggling to pay the entrance fee: please fill in the form on our website to reserve your spot on the guest list.

Striptopia is a pop-up technology driven strip club.

Big Party
00:00 – 03:00 | Zaal | Tickets

Sex work is work! Support the sex workers and strippers community by dancing your ass off! Multiple DJ’s will make you want to show your sexy moves.

Meer info
Trans United Europe
Queer is not a Manifesto

Datum | 1 april
Opening | 12:00
Pass for all films €35 | | Single ticket €7
Facebookevent | Link
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Praktische informatie
Deze show is rolstoeltoegankelijk. Heb je verder vragen over de toegankelijkheid van Cinetol, lukt het niet om online een kaartje te kopen of heb je een andere vraag? Bel ons op 020 248 0186, we zijn bereikbaar op kantoordagen tussen 10:00 – 18:00. Per mail contact opnemen kan ook via info@cinetol.nl. Wij vragen publiek met klachten die passen bij het Coronavirus de richtlijnen van de rijksoverheid te volgen.