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May 182024
 
May 182024
 

Remedy is a 2013 drama directed by Cheyenne Picardo and written by Picardo et al.

A young woman known only by her nomme de domme, Remedy (Kira Davies), explores the world of professional domination and submission. She has some experience with BDSM at a night club, where she met a woman named Astrid, who hooked her up with a dungeon in NYC. Her motivation isn’t clear, whether it’s money or something else. (She has an unseen boyfriend and works as a children’s tutor.)

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May 132024
 
Natalie (Nicole LaLiberte) speaks with her fellow pro dommes

My Normal is a 2009 comedy-drama about a professional dominatrix living in NYC, directed by Irving Schwartz, written by Abdul Malik Abbott, Renee Garzon, Keith Planit, and Adam Sales, and starring Nicole LaLiberte.

Natalie (aka “Ashley”) juggles her work as a pro domme with pressures from her family to get married and have kids, and looking for love as a lesbian. She gets her break to work in the film industry but encounters a new set of problems.

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Apr 152024
 
Apr 112024
 

Mary Gaitskill’s short story “Secretary” (previously discussed) was first published in 1988, then was eventually adapted into the 2002 film Secretary. I’ve already discussed the differences between the script by Erin Cressida Wilson and the film directed by Steven Shainberg, so there’s a kind of family tree connecting the story and the movie.

Gaitskill herself has described the film as “the Pretty Woman version of my story.” (Gaitskill, Mary. “Victims and Losers: A Love Story; Thoughts on the Movie SecretarySomebody With a Little Hammer: Essays, Pantheon Books: New York, 2017) Last year, the New Yorker magazine published (March 27, 2023) Gaitskill’s follow-up story “Minority Report”. It tells the story of Debby and her life after her encounter with “the lawyer,” now given the name of Ned Johnson.

“Minority Report” is less a sequel than a retelling of the same event from Debby’s changed perspective as a woman in her 50s, and her difficulty in understanding and expressing her experience. The title explicitly comes from the Steven Spielberg film of the same name, in which precognitive people experience flashes of future events while kept in a sedated state, and a team of detectives have to interpret these scattered, impressionistic glimpses of possible crimes and decide what to do.

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Apr 092024
 

Secretary (2002) has taken up a disproportionate amount of time in researching and writing The Celluloid Dungeon. I already knew there were a lot of differences between Mary Gaitskill’s original short story and the finished film directed by Steven Shainberg, but I’ve since learned there were significant differences between Erin Cressida Wilson’s script and the finished product. (See Ariel Schudson’s “Secretary and Adaptation: the Telephone theory”) Thanks to inter-library loan, I’ve borrowed a copy of the script book, which also includes essays by Wilson and others.

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Apr 042024
 

There’s not much comfort in saying, “I saw this coming.”

On March 5, social media influencer Libs of TikTok (aka Chaya Raichik) posted the following on X/Twitter:

X/Twitter post from March 5, 2024 (See end of post for backup screen capture)
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Mar 172024
 

Elust is the only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month.

Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions, it’ll be here at Elust.

Congratulations @Tiger_Lily_Toys, @SBestmassage and @s3xw0rkersearch winners of the three £50GBP prizes for February.

There are three prizes every month of £50 each for the first three people to publish a unique re-post of Elust.

To be eligible for one of the prizes, your re-post will need to include your own comments written in your own words.

Here’s an example of Elust 170 with a unique introduction and unique comments next to the links.

For SEO purposes, non-identical re-posts of Elust are much better for your search ranking, and it’s more appealing for your readers, so I’m trying to encourage people to write their own comments next to each of the links, or a paragraph for each category and/or write their own introduction.

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Oz

Sex Work

The Silky Masseuse A Provider’s Guide To Dealing With Time Wasters Pt. 1

Fox Digital How To Use Twitter: A Strategic Guide for Sex Workers

Sandra Vitamin S

Oz Bigdownunder A Trio with Mistress Chatterley and TS Ama

Sex Worker Search Twitter (X) Shadowbans

Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships

Funzze What’s the BEST Material for Adult Toys?

Musings of a Switch The Early Days

Buzzvibes Open Relationships: Understanding the Landscape of Modern Love

Erotic Non Fiction

Kristina J The Edge of Anticipation and Desire: A Journey into Sensual Surrender

Beyond Non-Binary Period Sex and Sleeping with the Divine Feminine

Erotic Fiction

Jasmine Gold The Unicorn

Jerusalem Mortimer Bedroom Eyes 33

FYHO The Polaroid

Thoughts & Advice on Kink & Fetish

barefoot sub Bend Me, Break Me (Please)

Body Talk and Sexual Health

Charlie and Margeaux On Squirting

Product Reviews

Sydney Screams Blush Wellness Eternal Wand Review

Princess Previews Odyssey Toys Coffin Grinder

Sex Toy DB Hankey’s Toys: Davy’s Tendrils Dildo

Books and Movies

History of BDSM Peter and TammyJo review S&M Sally (2015)

Mar 152024
 
Mar 142024
 

The notorious “Fur and Loathing” (aired October 30, 2003) episode of CSI is supposed to be about the furry subculture, but it actually demonstrates the investigative procedural’s particular view of sexuality and identity.

A routine traffic accident leads Grissom and Willows to what they at first think is a coyote but is actually a dead man in a raccoon fur suit. This leads to PAFCon (Plushies and Furries Convention), which the deceased, Robert Pitt, attended.

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