Screening Party Affirms Success of An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco
There was standing room only during Saturday night’s screening party for Private Media Group’s An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco at Club Kiss in San Francisco, a testament to the buzz that’s been surrounding the film since its June 17th release.
The July 17th soiree commenced with a one hour panel discussion on the contemporary swinging lifestyle, lead by “An Open Invitation” director Ilana Rothman and leading actress India Summer, as well as Club Kiss hosts and “An Open Invitation” cast members Sarah and Chris Kiss, and Carol Queen, grand dame of San Francisco’s progressive sex scene.
While introducing the panel, Carol Queen expressed that “An Open Invitation” brought her back to the golden ages, where adult cinema was vying for a place alongside mainstream cinema.
Club Kiss noted that they’d never seen so many people attend a discussion panel, and while the event was at capacity, several guests commented that they wished the panel had gone on longer. A full screening of the movie followed the panel presentation, as well as an incredible after party, where couples who were talking about modern relationships only moments before were able to jump in and experience them.
The party moved into full swing with pole dancing, goodies distributed by Good Vibrations, and the stunning Ilana Rothman, along with several other cast and party attendees, mingling with guests. Kelly Moe, the musician responsible for the “An Open Invitation” soundtrack, was also performing live at the event. Moe’s music earned “An Open Invitation” an AVN nomination for Best Movie Soundtrack.
“The party was amazing – a huge success,” commented the “An Open Invitation” creator, Andrew Sullivan. “People actually came up to me afterwards, saying they wished the discussion had gone on longer. When has that ever happened at an adult screening?”
“An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco” has taken the industry by storm this year, finding resonance with a community left relatively unexplored in contemporary adult entertainment. Pre-nominated for a momentous 13 AVN awards and given AVN’s highest rating, the movie has already leapt to #1 on Gamelink’s VOD site with record setting sales.
Bliss Fusion also screened the movie at its weekend event in las Vegas 14-17th July to great feedback from it’s 2,000 attendees.
An Open Invitation catapulted into the top 10 at number 10 in AVNs July Top 100 Sales & Rentals DVD charts.