When a man in a Germanic military cap asks a crowd, “Will
you stand with me?” that is traditionally an excellent moment to leave
that crowd. But this man is addressing Chicago’s International Mr.
Leather Contest, his speech is featured in the documentary Kink Crusaders, and the movie is the centerpiece of this year’s CineKink—all
far more healthy stuff than the average cop-union rally. The paradox of
fetish is that it blossoms when it’s a little illicit, and the
phenomenon of leather parades—or movies about the parades—makes the
aficionados seem almost as silly as a Shriners Club. But hey: Whatever
makes you stand up. Clinton Street Theater. 9 pm Sunday,
- Best Paired With: Black Butte XXIII.
- Also showing: The Naked Gun (Laurelhurst).