THE PLOT THUS FAR
A documentary on fetish website Kink.com.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Kink” isn’t much of a documentary. Much like those Suicide Girls documentaries that Showtime used to air all of the time, it’s a collection of individuals working in erotica. There’s no deeper mission or insight into why they do what they do. We’re just getting to tag along for a day working at one of the biggest fetish websites of all time. The BDSM community is getting a shot in the arm via “50 Shades of Gray”, but I appreciate how so many other outlets are chiming in to show a realistic depiction of the lifestyle. Who would’ve known that America could be so profitably kinky?
Voros and Franco have produced something interesting. While the BDSM lifestyle is often shown as being vile and abusive, the tenets of the practice are very misunderstood. But, that has more to do with how Western cultures view pain and sexuality on a spectrum. I’d like to think that we’ve all moved past that as a society, but we still have people believing that ancient beliefs pardon their intolerance of the uncouth. The documentary will be off-putting to some viewers, as the hardcore sex material isn’t for everyone’s tastes. I was more annoyed by the fact that I was expecting a deeper look at the website rather than a day-in-the-life piece. But, how could you really present the fare to a wider audience without causing greater issues? Such is life and there are no easy answers. Just a lot of red marks on your ass.
The DVD comes with a trailer as the sole special feature. The A/V Quality is on par with most documentaries. The transfer isn’t amazing, but it works. The same goes for the Dolby 2.0 audio track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 02/10/2015