The Pet: A Controversial Petplay Movie

The Pet

Producer: Tricoast Studios (2006)
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.

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The production company attempted to hype this on BDSM web boards and forums as being a “lifestyle movie”, whilst on their website claiming that it was an Important Film dealing with the modern day scandal of human trafficking. Trying to ride those two horses is evident by their mixing up of the trappings of consensual BDSM with modern people smuggling and human organ trading. As such, they smear BDSM while providing a totally unconvincing picture of modern day slavery…

What the naysayers forget to tell you is that THE PET was voted BDSM MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Alongside Clockwork Orange and The Secretary. For anyone interested in BDSM this is a must see movie…The Pet is not told like a normal movie, it’s slow and very personal, when the leading actress is completely naked for 80% of the film, these people obviously made a commitment to telling this story. You should see it to judge for yourself…

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