On Friday February 9th 2024 feast on a screening of John Samson’s inspired documentary DRESSING FOR PLEASURE (1977). Bathe in the operatic magnificence of DEIDRE. Rage to the penetrating sounds of MILEY SERIOUS (99CTS), LU2K (NYC) and ESME (MTL). An evening of carnal indulgence, delightful immodesty and visceral liberty.


Produced in 1977 for British Public Television, DRESSING FOR PLEASURE features a raw and pragmatic look at the latex and rubber scene in the UK, approaching the fetish with a matter of factness that is almost quaint. Applauded for its style and sensibility, the documentary offers a window into a unique subculture, allowing the subject to speak for itself. Promptly banned as a video nasty, the documentary was an immediate sensation among British fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood and served as a major inspiration within the British punk scene of the 70s/80s. Anarchist filmmaker John Samson faded into relative obscurity decades before his death in 2004 at the age of 58. Contemporarily, he is commended and admired for all of his documentary work. It is a privilege to present this important and iconic piece of fetish history.

18+

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embrace the eroticism
DRESS CODE

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second skin
ENTER: 22:00
EXIT: 4:00
Performance: 23:00
SCREENING: 23:30

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If you are late: be silent, be subtle and find a seat quickly.
RAVE: 0:00-4:00

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Rave tickets are only valid after midnight.
NO BYOB

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There is a bar on site. Cash and card accepted. The cinema has an ATM.
PHONES

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NO TEXTING OR SCROLLING DURING THE SCREENING! A QUICK PHOTO OR VIDEO IS FINE, BUT PLEASE BE REASONABLE.
PHOTOGRAPHY

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Please do NOT photograph or film anyone without their enthusiastic consent. Flash photography is not permitted during the screening or on the dance floor.
RESPECT

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As in every interaction between human beings, consent is essential and non-negotiable. Be respectful and make no assumptions. Zero tolerance for harassment of any kind.
ACCESSIBILITY

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AT CINEMA L’AMOUR
Bathrooms are gender-neutral. The cinema is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you require any kind of assistance.