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The Sex Worker Fest

Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival. We will be very happy to see you all at the festival. We want to be sure that our range of ticket prices and special passes fits everyone's needs.  Email us if you are looking for info about special passes or any other info at or call (415) 857 5424. We want to make absolutely sure everyone is able to attend these events.

More about the Sex Worker Festival

Scarlot Harlot, Erica Elena and Laure McElroy are co-producers of the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival. In 1999 Scarlot Harlot founded the Festival. A grandmother of the sex workers rights movement, Scarlot Harlot (aka Carol Leigh) coined the term "sex work" in the late 70s. Festival Director and Co-producer, Erica Elena, created "Whores' Bath," and launched "Roaming Hookerfest," as well as "Privilege, Opression and Intersextionality" workshops and much more. Laure McElroy, author and activist been curator of films at the festival since 2009, bringing her expertise in people-led arts activism with Poor Magazine. Artist and performer, Mariko Passion has been producing sex worker fest events for nearly ten years including her musical, Modern Day Asian Sex Slavery, The Musical. This year, 2015, Sangria Red will curate and teach a performance workshop for sex workers. Gina Gold, Scarlot Harlot and Erica Elena also curated events at this years' Festival.  Donia Christine and The Incredible Edible Akynos are producing the Institute of SexWorkology, a day free workshops for sex workers. In 2015 Kalash Ka joins the production team for the festival, co-producing The Shannon Williams Memorial Whores Bath and Clothing Swap.


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