That's not a subjective opinion. Literally Kink, the 2012 American made 80 minute-movie is part of the scene this year. The MIDNIGHT scene at Sundance.0
A cultural revolution is going on around us. No news there. But in the middle of chaos, it's hard to tease out the tendrils of issues we're being bombarded by. For the last year we've been swimming in a pool of 50 Shades. No longer is the water crystal clear but a rainbow of what goes sexually, literally, and cinematically during Prime Time, within bookstore shelves, and at the movies. Think not. Think again.
Kink is based on the truth, or I should say the director and screenwriter's version of what goes on behind the scenes of a company created with a mission to bring BDSM to the masses. The film Kink portrays the 9-to-5 grind of pornographers in the business of selling sex and submission. The story takes place in San Francisco within the Armory, a place that houses a massive production company known as Kink.com. Really, KINK exists as kink.com. Visit the site you'll see. No joke. And it isn't for the feel of the page possesses the type of marketing we're accustomed to in this day and wave. For all practical purposes the atmosphere of the initial webpage is corporate splendor. I'm not at liberty to say what goes on beyond the home page. But the raunchy crass of porn isn't evident on the slick web veneer. Of course with 70 plus employees, a 401(k) plan, and other corporate makings, it's no wonder Kink presents a very businesslike front.
BTW, BDSM stands for bondage dominance (discipline) coupled with submission and/or sadism and masochism.
At kink.com you'll find a quaint quote:
Premier BDSM, Bondage & Fetish Sites BDMS with a Mission"Kink.com's mission is to create the most authentic BDSM experiences that foster community and empower people to explore their sexuality. The company was started in 1997 by bondage enthusiast Peter Acworth."
Kink's been featured all over the place and why not. With the interest in 50 Shades and every other shade of eroticism, people want to know what the heck is erotica and BDSM.
Like the hula-hoop and maybe not, like the Internet, BDSM perhaps is here to stay. BDSM is not new, yet culturally, with the upsurge and promotion of sensual titilation, during this era (time, geography, us) does it mean that we might be ready to let erotica become mainstream. I only wonder with the middle class acceptance of doing something naughty, will the adrenaline rush disappear only needing to be replace by something else that pushes a once held boundary. I think we need to have those dark places hovering on the brink of heat and defiance.
I can't imagine what will take the place of "kink" now that it's on display at the local grocery bookshelf.
Without a crystal ball, that remains to be seen.
Sundance Film Festival describes Kink this way.
"Director/cinematographer Christina Voros’s feature debut ventures behind the scenes with the Kink creative team and the models for a frank look at the professional side of sexual exploration. Voros discovers a charming band of outsiders full of humor and insight working in a fantasyland of graphic sexual imagery. Finally, a “feel-good” documentary with enough screams to play in our Park City at Midnight program!"