This is my review for The Pet directed by D Stevens. My God. Where do I begin. Mr Kinnk bought this, assuring me I’d love it. Hmm, without wanting to be disrespectful to my lovely Sir, this film is awful. Just excretable. It claims to be a story about submissives who want to be pets. Apparently, this is a ‘lifestyle’ film that explores the unconditional submission of those who choose to be pets, and conflates it with the very real human problem of slave trafficking. ‘Pets’ (read: nubile young women) are sold as pet slaves/ human organ sources and there is a Global Slave Market which is run from a shack in the snowy wilderness. Occasionally, a medical van turns up with a couple of God-awful badly acted Hick types who come to take bought slaves away, brand them and nick their vital organs. I was just waiting for them to declare the girl was ‘purdy’.
The film of the Story of O is based upon the book Histoire d’O by Anne Desclos who wrote under the pseudonym of Pauline Réage in 1954. Interestingly, she kept her authorship secret until 1994, 4 years before her death. The film was released in 1975 and banned in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification until 2000. It was directed by Just Jaeckin, who also directed Emmanuelle. Continue reading “Kinky Cinema: Story of O” »
When it comes to BDSM (Bondage, Discipline & Sado Masochism) in films, Secretary is right there at the top of the list. Partly because of it’s very tasteful and well acted introduction to the BDSM lifestyle, partly due to the high profile cast (James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal), but also partly due to the dominant lead character named Mr Grey. And we all know what that spawned…
For our first Kinky Cinema article, we’re digging out an old favourite of ours: Preaching to the Perverted. A classic of underground British cinema, released in 1997 with a controversial Liecester Square premiere. The press had a field day with the cast and friends in full BDSM regalia.
The film tracks the story of a young Christian computer wizz, hired by a Government MP to infiltrate a BDSM club and gather evidence to put forward a charge of Actual Bodily Harm (ABH). A topic just as prominent now as then. With Steven Lock who recently left his lover bruised after a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired bondage session went too far. He was charged with ABH, even though his lover consented and omitted to use an agreed safe word. He was however later cleared by the jury. (Full news story from BBC)