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Given that pornography is a multimillion-dollar industry with its dirty little hands in every hard drive, sock drawer, and alt-weekly across the nation, it seems strange that Americans have such a hard time admitting that they get off on watching people fuck. Released during a flurry of feminist opposition to female objectification, Bette Gordon’s 1983 pro-porn film Variety stars Sandy McLeod as Christine, a lonely Manhattanite who explores her sexuality after landing a job as a porno-theater ticket-taker. When observing the cinema’s shame-faced clientele and explicitly recounting skin-flick plot lines to her disapproving boyfriend stop rubbing her the right way, Christine decides to follow a mysterious patron she suspects is involved with the mob. Although Gordon’s self-indulgent dialogue may test your sexual comfort level, Variety’s gritty cinematography and Luis Guzman’s hilarious supporting performance will leave you more than satisfied. Keep both hands on your popcorn when Variety screens at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6. (202) 783-7370. (Matthew Borlik)