Graphic Sexual Horror (Special Edition)
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This is a fascinating documentary giving insight into the driving forces behind the INSEX site and the people involved in it.
As always, different people have different interest. If you are turned away by some aspects of the human psyche, you should probably consider seeing another of my favorite films; "Notting Hill" instead.
If, however, you are intrigued by what human beings can not only endure but also enjoy in the right set of circumstances this is your film.
This is about a very personal fetish/addiction/compulsion for viewing young women being elaborately bound, sexually humiliated and objectified, who also assume the appearance of being tortured - it has then been carefully funneled into a form of artistic expression. It's also about the women who almost need to be the subjects and focus of that expression. Fun fact about the internet is that as long as what you've expressed is authentic, someone out there is likely to share your passion.
What I found most satisfying after viewing this film is the very obvious ambivalence that the women participants feel about their "enthusiastic" and/or "willing" performances in the bdsm scenarios conjured up by Brent. With him, they access profound issues relating to early (childhood/pubescent?) trauma - they have found an echo in another person, one who implicitly promises to normalize the chaotic urges which are accessed, even while they remain un-normalize-able. It's a truth which flies under the radar in our desperate-to-be-glib-with-our-addictions culture. There is an obvious psycho-sexual dance between the dominant and submissive which has little to do with simple sex as it does with sexualized power and eroticized subordination.
I have always felt uncomfortable with kink.com (a popular descendant of insex.com) and it's family of sites at how they play interviews with performers after each performance.Read more ›
It offered a broad overview of Insex
Lots of access to PD and other important members of the production crew.
The cinematography is pretty good, in general.
I found the editing in interviews jarring, and it always seemed that answers were being taken out of context, even if they were not.
The people interviewed (Claire Adams, Princess Donna, 1201, 912, Cyd Black, PD) were the ones who, for the most part, had positive experiences with the site. Those models who shot once, or did a partial shoot due to disliking the circumstances of production (see: the 'Canagirls' series of Insex videos), were not included in this documentary. Their perspective on the production would have given a strong counterpoint to what I took to be a positive-skew in the responses to Insex while also keeping with the director's wishes to refrain from using outside experts for commentary. Perhaps the anonymity inherent in doing pornography made finding these models impossible. The directors discuss this trouble in this interview: [...]. Although the citation escapes me, I also remember reading that pd had some input as to what footage of his interviews was shown. If this is the case, these omissions would further distort the reality of Brent Scott.
The inclusion of anonymous member statements, while understandable, also detracts from the credibility of the response to the film.
And, honestly, the imagery and video shown in this film was not sufficient to capture the horror of an actual Insex shoot. I admit there must be a balancing act to get the film carried by any sort of distributor, but I didn't want to vomit the same way I did when I watched the actual thing. Maybe I'm just getting jaded.
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It's a good overview of Insex, but you'll be bored. Really bored.Published 13 months ago by CCCowboy
What really stood out for me was the way PD's cruelty and sadism were presented for the most part as something "different," but "normal" at some level. Read morePublished 19 months ago by zzajmusic
It was not worth buying this, not at all.
The so called documentary is nothing but self-advertising s***, telling themselves how good they were and all alleged motivation to... Read more
Reviews might be more objective if the reviewer was not compelled to fill this field in. Even filling the field in is not enough, a minimum number of words is required. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Marquis
Not porn. It is the story of the professor behind the first big Internet sex site. Intelligent, thoughtful doc is poorly served by salacious title.Published on May 21, 2013 by Karl Schiffmann
I have taken classes regarding this subject, between sex and gender class, sexual behaviors, and psychology of women. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Lindsey
This movie totally missed its mark. Instead of talking about one of the biggest bondage sites on the internet, why not show what made them the biggest and most notorious. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by customer
Well this review is indeed like no other - while I'm living full-time as an transsexual female and living the fetish lifestyle in its professional capacity and personal capacity,... Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by RainGrrrl