‘Marriage 2.0’ to Screen at N.Y. CineKink Film Festival

NEW YORK —  “Marriage 2.0” will be screening at New York’s CineKink 2015 film festival on Feb. 28  at 9:30 p.m. ET at Anthology Film Archive in Manhattan’s East Village.

The film, produced by LionReach Productions and distributed by Adam & Eve, includes compelling sexual performances from adult stars demonstrating the depth of human relationships and emotions.

“Marriage 2.0” features performances from adult stars such as India Summer, Ryan Driller, Dylan Ryan, Nina Hartley, and Mickey Mod, along with appearances from sex and relationship experts such as Emily Morse and Reid Mihalko.

The film follows a couple (Summer and Driller) on their search for personal freedom, as well as emotional and sexual bliss within the context of an honest and committed modern relationship.

Of the film, author, editor, and sociologist Carol Queen said, "‘Marriage 2.0’ is the movie ‘Fifty Shades’ wants to be but can’t,” and TED speaker and NY Times best-selling author Dr. Christopher Ryan called “Marriage 2.0,” “the Holy Grail [of adult film].”

The trailer can be seen on IndieWire.com.

The producers said “Marriage 2.0” delves into the nature of commitment and relationships by weaving hardcore sex into a compelling, touching, and controversial narrative, which ultimately drives a film that challenges the portrayal of sex in cinema.

“We are very thankful to CineKink for providing us with an opportunity to show an independent film that tells the story of a unique couple heading on an unconventional journey,” screenwriter/ producer Magnus Sullivan said. “‘Marriage 2.0’ gets the moviegoer thinking with all the high production values of a major motion picture and the erotic imagery of the best the adult industry has to offer.”

In the film, Summer’s chracter wants to live a full life — a life unfettered by the shackles of shame and tradition, but as she pushes the boundaries of her relationship with her long-time boyfriend, she finds tearing down boundaries is much easier than creating new rules to live by. Set adrift in her search for personal freedom and sexual bliss within the context of an honest and committed relationship, Summer's deepest insecurities surface as she faces the vulnerability of loving unconditionally. Lost in this new cultural landscape, she turns to sage advice from sex experts, friends, and even her mother, to navigate this inviting but disorienting terrain.

CineKink, which runs from Feb. 24 to March 1, was established in 2003 as an effort to recognize and encourage positive depictions of sexuality and kink in film and television. The annual event features film dramas, comedies, documentaries as well as a variety of shorts and videos from filmmakers around the world.

The screening begins at 9:30 p.m. ET at Anthology Film Archive in Manhattan’s East Village, at 32 2nd Avenue, New York, 10003. Seating is limited. Following the movie, audience members are invited to participate in a Q&A with screenwriter/producer Sullivan, director Paul Deeb, and actress/adult performer Andre Shakti. Tickets to the screening are $10 at the door, $8 in advance, or free for those with festival passes. For tickets, click here.

Attendees must be 18 or over for admission.

The film will be available beginning Feb. 26 on AdamandEveTV.com.