As the $200 million+ gross of Fifty Shades Of Grey has proven this weekend, all women secretly want to be punched. Well, no, hopefully it doesn’t prove that at all – but it does show that a lot of people are interested in a story that infuses BDSM with a shiny glow that makes the whole thing seem rather romantic. However is this the reality for most people involved in submission and domination? And what about gay people, are they all secretly hoping they’ll be dominated by a handsome billionaire?
Lawrence Ferrara’s documentary, Power Erotic, is an interesting counterpoint to Fifty Shades, taking us right into the bedroom of gay men who relinquish control, are told what to do, and are dominated in a way that in any other circumstances would seem shocking. [Read more…]