Date: Saturday 5th March, 10.00am – 7.00pm

Location: No 70 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 5NH

Tickets: FREE – (each film will be ticketed separately) available on Eventbrite

The ‘Hot Sex Time Machine’ invited you to time jump 30 years into the past and visit the erotic world of 1980s intimacy!

We screened three incredible films, all of which deal with different aspects of forbidden sexuality: gay, lesbian and BDSM:

  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Desert Hearts (1985)
  • Nine and a Half Weeks (1985)

The Hot Sex Time Machine considered changing attitudes to sex, love and desire over 30 years from 1985 to the present day. Issues addressed included: LGBTQ ‘then and now’, the screen kiss through time, Safer Sex/HIV and attitudes to BDSM from Basinger to Christian Grey…

The films were introduced and discussed by three amazing academics and film experts:

  • Dr Andrew Moor (MMU)
  • Dr Monica Pearl (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Linda Ruth Williams (Southampton)

Plus!! Free safe sex packs, popcorn, popping candy and 80s tunes in the breaks.


Over 18s only 


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to disability equality. If you have any access requirements, please let us know via 0161 247 6710 or email us at before you arrive to help us to make sure that your visit to the event is as enjoyable as possible