After Dormont officials object, Hollywood Theater cancels Dan Savage-curated "Hump" festival | Pittsburgh City Paper

After Dormont officials object, Hollywood Theater cancels Dan Savage-curated "Hump" festival

The Hump Tour, a festival of independently made dirty movies curated by sex columnist Dan Savage, has been touring cities in the U.S. and Canada. But despite initial plans, the festival will not be appearing at Dormont's Hollywood Theater, because of objections from borough officials.

Robert Crocker, executive director of the Hump Tour, says that since the festival's founding in 2005, it has never had to cancel a stop before. "We have never had a complaint from a city in nine years," says Crocker, who is scouting other local theaters in hopes of keeping to the original June 13 and 14 screening dates. He vows that Hump will screen in or near the city this year.

"The films are explicit but also very artful and real," he adds. "The 'porn' label is there due to the sexual nature of the shorts, but it's not really porn. It's much more an artful and real expression of human sexuality."

Borough officials, however, didn't see it that way.