Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair Carves Erotic Niche

Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair Carves Erotic Niche

The book fair brought erotica, performance, and inclusive sex parties to Brooklyn this weekend.

The book fair brought erotica, performance, and inclusive sex parties to Brooklyn this weekend.

Text: E.R. Pulgar

This weekend, MATTE Magazine's Matthew Leifheit curated Crushed, a niche book fair in Brooklyn catered to all things erotic. Billed as the first annual "Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair," the event was held at Point Green Studio in Greenpoint. The event ran for two days and featured screenings of erotic short films, installations, performances, readings and, of course, issues of MATTE Magazine for sale.

Highlights included partner MATH Magazine, a women-run magazine that seeks to subvert depictions of desire and redefine pornography, which sold the fourth edition of its glossy print; Bushwick based performance artist Lindsay Dye twerked on a cake; live performances of jazz and classical music by musicians who were completely in the buff rounded out the scene. Leifheit himself posted a short video of a musical performance piece called "American Cuck," which closed the event.

Live nude musicians and erotic print publications aside, an "inclusive sex party" called NYC INFERNO was hosted in a secret location following the end of the festival for attendees who didn't have their fill of carnal pleasures. One thing's for sure: anyone looking for an erotic escapade in Brooklyn this weekend was more than satisfied. 

Keep an eye out for next year's Crushed.

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