According to (the film) Kink’s official website, if porn were high school Kink.com would be the goth table. The adult website produces BDSM content that pushes the physical boundaries of its performers by offering a service to a niche group of folks who get off on watching people engage in sex that resembles torture. The film, directed by Christina Voros (The Ladies) and produced by James Franco (Pineapple Express, Spider-Man 3), looks at the weird world behind the webcam, seemingly focused on juxtaposing the normality of the work day against the otherwise unusual environment in which these performers do their work. Here’s the synopsis:
Director Christina Voros and producer James Franco pull back the curtain on the fetish empire of Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content. In a particularly obscure corner of an industry that operates largely out of public view, Kink.com’s directors and models strive for authenticity. In an enterprise often known for exploitative practices, Kink.com upholds an ironclad set of values to foster an environment that is safe, sane, and consensual. They aim to demystify the BDSM lifestyle, and to serve as an example and an educational resource for the BDSM community.
In kink, we discover not only a fascinating and often misunderstood subculture, but also, in a career far from the mainstream, a group of intelligent, charismatic, and driven people who really, truly love what they do.
Kink premiere’s at the Sundance Film Festival this month and will hopefully see the light of day following that. Unlike Franco’s SNL doc which still seems to have been banished to the Phantom Zone indefinitely.