February 19, 2010


Yes, it's that time of year again. The time when the thoughts of the kink literati of New York--and the world--turn to all things cinematically kinky. Well, you know what I mean. It's the
CineKink Film Festival!

2010 marks year seven of the annual festival and I think I've gone to at least parts of most of them. T
he festival kicked off Wednesday with a film by Erik Lamens (Belgium) and like a truly fine, dark, bittersweet chocolate, his film, SM Rechter (S & M Judge) slowly melted and lingered in the minds of film goers.

Director, Erik Lamens and Festival Director, Lisa Vandever

Based on a true story in Belgium, the film blew me away. Beautifully shot, scored and acted, the film is the story of a judge who saves his marriage by giving his wife what she needs. After months of deep depression and, finally, a nervous breakdown, his wife tells him about her deep-seated fantasy to be dominated.

I don't want to tell you what happens because I hope you'll be able to see the film eventually. This is a film that should be widely distributed, but most-likely will not be. If, however, you can get your hands on a dvd, please see it. I was awed and moved to tears by this love story.

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