<I>More Dangerous</I> Debuts at Philadelphia Gay Film Fest

More Dangerous: The Making of Michael Lucas’ Dangerous Liaisons will receive its world premiere Saturday, July 22, as part of the 2006 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

The one-time-only special screening will be held at the Prince Music Theater at 9:45 p.m.

A panel discussion moderated by The Village Voice’s Michael Musto will follow the screening. Appearing onstage will be director Michael Lucas, porn star Erik Grant, comedian Bruce Vilanch, and Supermodel-of-the-World Ru Paul.

Updated to 21st-century-New York’s fashion world, Lucas' adaptation of the classic French novel of sex, intrigue, and betrayal, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, was one of the most-talked about gay porn films of 2005, and won GAYVN Awards for Best Picture and Screenplay.

A special reception, which includes complimentary appetizers and an open bar, will be held at the private residence of Bryan Hoffman from 7 to 9 p.m. before Saturday's screening. The location will be disclosed only to ticket buyers. Donations of $20 per person to attend the reception will benefit the Philadelphia Film Society. Reception sponsors are Hoffman Design Group, Barefoot Wines, Bud Light, and Caviar Assouline.

Tickets for More Dangerous may be ordered online at PhillyFests.com, by phone at 267-765-9700 ext. 4, or purchased in person at any TLA Video location.

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