GayVancouver | Alien Sex is romantic, disturbing, passionate and tender

BY GAY VANCOUVER in ARTS Published Thurs, May 22, 2014


If the thought of Alien Sex doesn’t immediately pique your interest, perhaps the idea of a trans-disciplinary arts project that combines generations, genres, genders and sexualities will.

To help raise the funds necessary to put together the project for this year’s Queer Arts Festival, the Alien Sex team is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. With just ten days to go they are looking for the final push to get them to their $10,000 goal.

But what exactly is Alien Sex? According to organizers it is a place where “gay, lesbian, bi, queer, straight, vanilla, kinky and yet-to-be-named perspectives collide in a speculative fiction that fearlessly explores the strange, beautiful, and sometimes inexplicable territory of human sexuality”.

In real terms, Vancouver actor and director David Bloom will bring together a diverse team of emerging and established artists in a project that incorporates words, images, movement, and sound.

And of course, like all good Kickstarter campaigns, contributors won’t go away empty-handed with perks that include everything from postcards to Queer Arts Festival passes and even an opportunity to have a post-show dinner with the cast.

The Alien Sex Kickstarter campaign runs through Sunday, June 1. Visit to contribute.