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Massively Enjoyable for Kinky Brainwashing
on February 26, 2012
On the surface there is a lot not to like about this movie, especially if one is not a huge fan of either the perpetually inebriated Oliver Reed or the real life kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, on whose experiences the story is loosely based.
What is great about the first half of the movie is the quite delicious and surreal abduction of our spoilt little rich girl heroine followed by some of the kinkiest torture and brainwashing that ever made it into a relatively mainstream 1980s movie... this made a great impression on me when I saw it cira late 80s and those scenes have stayed with me to this day, along with a lifelong kink for blacked out swimming goggles and hanging upside down half stripped by my ankles while attractive young women hug me and tell me it's all ok.
The second half of the movie has virtually no merits whatsoever, there is a very boring doomed love affair between our Hearst analogue and her Japanese boyfriend and too much of Mr Reed, so I would recommend just watching it to the half way mark for the good bits... unless you have a partner you're trying to recruit or test the water with, in which case tell them it's a romance :P and gauge their reactions to the interesting bits while you try not to blush too much.
The tagline for this movie was "They Imprisoned Her Body, But Freed Her Mind"... perhaps it will help you to do the same to someone else. ;)