Starring: Andrea Edmondson, Summer Nguyen, Lydia McLane
Producer’s Description: The Pet is a deeply disturbing dramatization by award-winning photo-journalist and director D. Stevens. It is the story of how a suave European businessman seduces a young American girls into a master/pet alternative lifestyle. Ultimately, this unusual love-bond becomes their downfall with the pet falls prey to real international slave traffickers.
Director’s Synopsis: The story follows a young woman who, in an emotional and financial crisis, succumbs to the charm of an aristocratic benefactor. Their relationship develops from her desire to be loved and cared for and his desire to overcome the loss of his beloved setter, a loyal and devoted pet. She agrees for a considerable sum of money to become his human pet, to sleep in a cage, never wear clothes, and to be led on a leash for a period of six-months. His desire to showcase his beautiful new pet and to have her market value appraised prompts him to place her on the GSM [Global Slave Market]. His arrogance and wealth together are no match for the power and ruthlessness of 21st century slave traders. This exploration of power, trust and captivity were inspired by the prevalence of more-or-less consensual slave/master related lifestyles as well as the existence of global systemic servitude that allows for cheap labor. Continue reading “The Pet: A Controversial Petplay Movie”