Graphic Sexual Horror (2009) Movie Review
Graphic Sexual Horror
directed by: Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon
Synapse Films/NC-17 Productions
reviewer: James DePaolo
Plot-The documentary about the rise and fall of insex.com a popular interactive bondage site. Told thru the eyes of the creator of the site, the models, the handlers and the women’s modeling agent.
Review-This film is not for the easily offended, or squeamish. This film has some really hardcore scenes of brutality. Whether it was consensual or not, its still hard to watch at times. It tells the story about a website that specializes in quite graphic bondage and just pure fucked up shit. That is the only way I can put it. Where the members can tell Brent what to do with the models. Which at times does not go as planned. Like a scene where a model told someone earlier in the shoot she did not want to be slapped. And, a member asks Brett to slap her in the face. And, he does- not once but twice. That ten minute scene was basically a grown man wanting to control the woman and whether she liked it or not, just do it. 35,000 members this site had. And eventually the government and special task force intervened and shut down the site. I wish that part of the story was more detailed and discussed more. But, this film does not disappoint. If you want to see models tell their stories and see the acts that were done to them. This film does not skimp. Brent explains how he gave the majority of women numbers. So that way, they could not go to another site and sell their show to someone else or do other bondage sites. Barry Goldman who was the models’ agent seems at time so cold hearted, and non caring what gig he sent his women too. Also, it shows that all the women were consenting, even though like the slapping and sometimes the girls saying they did not want to use the safeword in fear of losing the gig, or looking weak to the viewer or getting paid less, losing bonuses. Some of the scenes you feel so bad for the girls, you know they have to be in total pain. Like a anal virgin, getting anally done by a huge dildo while she is gagged. And her story about the time, it was sad. Or the woman who is naked in the middle of winter in NY in 3 inches of snow tied to a pole in the middle of the yard. That is cruel. It also shows Brent testing all the devices and making sure things are safe. But, one does go wrong and on camera he is yelling at KGB who does all the equipment for him, and the argument gets heated. The handlers themselves esp. Matt you can tell he was questioning Brent’s sanity, with some of the stuff he witnessed. It also talks about his love of one model named 101 he worked with. This film delivers a lot for 86 minutes.
If you want a torture movie that is truly porn=ish without the blood or bad script. This is for you..
9 out of 10