Duke Of Burgundy, A Review

Duke Of Burgundy posterSade and a few friends went and saw the film which I assumed would be an eye-roller. Turns out it’s actually pretty good…or “not bad” as some put it.

Sade’s brief review:

“Our group of people were all in the lifestyle with D/s relationships of our own so I can’t speak for the other quiet patrons of the film, but we found it pretty damn funny at many points (Several times FillInTheBlank and I found ourselves laughing loudly and alone).   We thought it was clever, beautifully filmed and acted (I particularly loved the director’s use of reflections), it was poignant, and sweet and terribly sad. You see this relationship that clearly began with a lot of communication and enjoyment from both parties, but when we come in all we see is a fetishistic ‘Do-me sub’ who micromanages the Top’s every move, pushing for her own desires blindly, to the point of her loving Mistress’ breakdown. Obviously all BDSM relationships are complex, and certainly this relationship is that. We as the viewers are only privy to a short window in time that was, for anyone kinky watching, not the loving couple’s finest moment. We witness them discover for themselves how much indulgence in fantasy is too much, but I did feel like their struggles were genuine and realistic. I wasn’t offended by anything in the film or anything. And really, the only reason I noticed the lack of male actors was because the fact had been pointed out to me and so I was ‘looking’ for their missing forms whenever the main characters were in public (certainly the essence of man was not entirely eradicated from the film). I definitely think people should see the film, and if they can- to see it in the theater for the group affect. I was moved by it and will certainly be watching it again.”

A New Podcast is Up with Mistress Alex Probing Riley Reynolds

I posted another Masocast this last weekend with Mistress Alex and Riley Reynolds, where we talk about Riley’s porn career, how she went from being a kinky college student to a striper to acting in porn. Alex probes Riley to talk about probing butts, how sex doesn’t require penetration, how to enjoy being frustrated in a porn scene and a load more.

Listen here, subscribe on iTunes or on Soundcloud or Masocast.com

Please forgive the intro, it’s just a few minutes that amounts to the most “bummer” pre-porn interview you’ve ever heard.

Great Interview With Margaret Cho

Theres so much I didn’t know about Margaret Cho, like she used to do phone sex, her views on consent and more. What I’d give to have her on the Masocast to dive deeper in some of these stories.

The Duke Of Burgundy, Another Kinky Art Movie I Won’t Understand

This looks like a movie that all of my kinky artistic friends will rave about and I’ll be bored with and act like I understand it but I won’t understand it.

So I’ll tell myself  “ok just try and ignore all the artsy aspects and just look at it for the sex and that’ll make up for the fact that there’s a dead frog riding a bicicle in the movie and is a metaphor for how the quality of McDonalds happy meals ain’t what it used to be and I’ll say “hmmm interesting” when what I really mean is “I’m clearly the dumbest person in the room and franklly I’m shocked that I have friends and a wife as smart as you are, maybe you’re keeping me around as a charity case, anyway this movie  is too confusing for me  so I’m going to go back to work on my laptop while you watch this seemingly random movements and words on the TV”

 

Found Femdom: Miss Julie

This one pretty much speaks for itself.