over 5 years
definitely must see. the final 5 minutes make up for any discomfort you may feel...
"Pro dommes, like most sex workers, are sometimes misunderstood. Is it just about making a living, or is it more than that? The endless debate: empowering, degrading, both, neither? Natalie (Nicole LaLiberte), a twentysomething lesbian dominatrix, and her friends, all working together in one fictitious upper-crust New York City dungeon, are grappling with these very questions as they struggle to make sense of their desires and their dreams.
For Natalie, a surprising collaboration with her friendly neighborhood drug dealer and an equally unexpected new love affair bring some of these struggles to a timely head, as she tries to reconcile her pay-the-bills sex work with the rest of her Lower East Side life. Her new lover disapproves of her work, especially as Natalie appears to — gasp! — actually enjoy it. And then, a promising internship appears to be just what she needs to pursue her filmmaking dreams, but you know what they say about “all that glitters.”
Although rather fantastical...