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Sexual content was to the fore this year, including Daniel Radcliffe indulging in a gay kiss, Steve Coogan as Paul Raymond and James Franco in a leather bar

Sex sells. That's a maxim more commonly applied to glitzy Hollywood films than independent ones, but it is true even at the Sundance film festival, where audiences bundled up for the Utah winter have over the past 10 days been flocking to see famous people remove their clothes. This year's festival has boasted a bumper crop of onscreen flesh of all kinds, from straight porn addicts to gay leather bars to foxy moms sleeping with each other's sons to a lesbian who suffers a concussion and decides to become an escort.

All of this smut has got people talking. Local conservative groups in Utah made empty threats about boycotting the festival. The talent agency CAA threw an instantly infamous party featuring burlesque dancers on poles. »

- Katey Rich

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