BDSM Movies?

My 101 Things is in desperate need of an update. Soon, I will get to it soon I promise. In the meantime, I thought I’d share links to two movies that are on my list of 101 Things. I’ve wanted to watch them for some time and am finally doing so.

First up is The Secretary. Most of you have likely heard of this 2002 movie.

The story: Lee Holloway is a smart, quirky woman in her twenties who returns to her hometown in Florida after a brief stay in a mental hospital. In search of relief from herself and her oppressive childhood environment, she starts to date a nerdy friend from high school and takes a job as a secretary in a local law firm, soon developing an obsessive crush on her older boss, Mr. Grey (no, not that Mr. Grey). Through their increasingly bizarre relationship, Lee follows her deepest longings to the heights of masochism and finally to a place of self-affirmation.

You can watch The Secretary online HERE

The second movie is Preaching To The Perverted. A 1997 British movie that has garnered quite a cult following. I believe that may be due to the inclusion of some real life BDSM performance artists.

The story: A British government minister on a moral crusade hires an inexperienced young computer whiz kid, Peter, who works for a Christian computer company to infiltrate the United Kingdom BDSM scene. Harding is set on putting a club called “House of Thwax” run by Mistress Tanya Cheex out of business, and is sure that Peter’s secretly videotaped evidence of the club’s activities will do the trick. However, the virginal Peter takes a liking to Tanya Cheex and finds himself falling for the Mistress. Amongst the locations used Layer Marney Tower in Essex plays a pivotal role for a party scene.

You can find Preaching To The Perverted online HERE.

I don’t know if these two movies are any good at showing the lifestyle, or aspects of it, but they are ones that have been recommended to me over the years. I would love to hear any other recommendations you may have.

3 thoughts on “BDSM Movies?

  1. I saw Secretary twice and rumors go this Mr. Grey inspired The Mr. Christian Grey.
    Both James Spader (Mr. Grey) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Lee) push this movie to a higher level by their acting.
    Does it portrait the lifestyle? I do not think so.
    What it shows though is how two people can find redemption in the lifestyle. That is also the danger of this movie. Lee (Gyllenhaal) resorts to self-mutilation and although the lifestyle offers a cure, your average Joe could think we are all nutcases.
    I loved the movie for showing in a serene way the road Lee follows discovering her submissiveness.

  2. I watched the first and have to agree with Franco in all aspects. I dont think there really is any BDSM movies out there I would recommend .. books; yes. Movies; not really.

  3. Update:
    Being curious by nature I started watching “Preaching To The Perverted” and after half an hour I see only an artsy freak show.
    On the other hand I disagree with Jennifer. In my humble opinion there is one really good BDSM movie though it is more about a M/s relation. I saw the French movie “Histoire d’O” when I was 17 and it awakened dreams and deep desires in me, boiling magma waiting to erupt. The voyage would take 35 years of my life but it was worth waiting for but finally I found my “O”.
    We saw the movie a few months ago, Princess and I, and she loved it too.
    IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073115/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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