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Maîtresse (IMDB) is a 1976 French romance film, directed by Barbet Schroeder and written by Barbet Schroeder and Paul Voujargol. (All dialog quotations are from the subtitles.)
Maîtresse concerns Olivier (Gerard Depardieu), a young petty criminal, who tries to burgle an apartment and instead enters the dungeon of a professional dominatrix, Ariane (Bulle Ogier). They start an unlikely and troubled romance.
“You should not work to make the audience comfortable with what they are witnessing at all.”Notes on style, Pg.4
Slave Play by Jeremy O Harris is a 2018 three act stage play. Three modern interracial couples (two straight, one gay) attend a retreat to work out the issues in their relationships via slavery-based roleplay. This reveals and strains various faultlines in their relationships and their psyches.
Growing Up Femdom: Mass Media Reflections I
By TammyJo Eckhart, PhD
When I was a little girl, I was already dominant leaning. TV shows, books, movies, and even the stories I made up, that were girl-led, woman-led, or populated by Amazon-like societies, were filtered by my mind, so I only remember what strongly appealed to me. Today I’m a published kink author who has a PhD minor in the History of Gender and Sexuality. I know that I will still filter what I see and hear through a personal lens, but I have the tools to try to be objective. I’m glad that I’m finally able to write about some of the mainstream images of kink I remember liking when I first encountered them. I’m going to talk about some of the TV shows, TV clips, and TV movies from the tape you see a photo of, though this is an artificial limit for this post and not even close to everything I could write about. It has been over two decades since I last recorded on this tape. Do I think these are still examples of woman-led relationships, or do they play into stereotypes that harm women, relationships, and kink in general?
- Pat Bond, co-founder of the Til Eulenspiegel Society in 1971 and arguably one of the founders of the modern BDSM culture, died on February 31, at age 94.
- The History section of the New Books Network podcast has an interview with Stephen K. Stein, author of Sadomasochism and the BDSM Community in the United States: Kinky People Unite (2021, Routledge). (Previously reviewed)
- Evie Lupine has a video on Jeffree Star’s use (appropriation?) of BDSM imagery to sell mascara.
- On Shibari Study, you can watch Midori’s talk on the history of Japanese bondage for free until June 1, 2021.
- CVLT Nation profiles 1960s BDSM paperback publisher Satan Press and its striking covers.
- The Woodhull Freedom Foundation continues to lead the struggle against SESTA-FOSTA.
“Death in the Saddle”, Aired Oct 9, 2007
Some films and TV episodes at least play lip service to the idea of BDSM being a consensual and healthy sexual variation. Others, like this one, don’t even bother.
This time the deceased is a man found buried in the woods, his feet cut off and buried separately as is done with dead champion racehorses. (The forensics techs refer to him as “Mister Ed”.) This and other evidence lead Booth and Brennan to a ponyplay convention at a ranch near the body site.
Welcome to Elust 137.
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Millennium is a 1996 horror/mystery TV series, loosely spun off from The X-Files. Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) is a criminal profiler for the mysterious Millennium Group, investigating serial murders and other occult-tinged crimes.
In “Loin Like a Hunting Flame” (S01E12, aired January 31, 1997), this week’s serial killer is Art Nesbitt, a pharmacist with a habit of drugging people, abducting them, videotaping them having sex, killing them, and then leaving their bodies in artistic tableaux in public places. The victims are selected because they match his fantasies of sexual experiences he didn’t have: a young heterosexual couple at a rave, a pair of married women from a swinger party, and a newlywed couple.
Note that production of season 5 of Billions was interrupted because of COVID.
Now that Chuck and Wendy are separated, he’s seeing Mistress Cassie, though we only glimpse her as he leaves her dungeon in the morning. When he turns his phone on, he finds messages from Wendy about his teenage son being sick overnight.
- The Rialto Report podcast has a episode on the adult film The Naughty Victorians (1975), from the “porno chic” era and adapted from the Edwardian sadomasochistic novel A Man With A Maid. Includes interviews with the director and the two lead performers.
- The Girls, Guts & Giallo podcast discusses the lesbian sadomasochistic drama The Duke of Burgundy (previously covered).
- The Other Forms of Pleasure patreon has an interview with Stef Dickers, the head of UK Leather & Fetish Archives. While in the USA, there are a few collections of kink-related materials, this is the first in UK. They’re still building their collection.
- Still more hashing out of the boundary between BDSM and criminal abuse, this time in the jurisdiction of Australia.