This past weekend, anniebear and myself were involved in all sorts of fun at the Debauchery: Taboo event hosted by the Monarchs, a heterosexual men’s BDSM club here in Los Angeles. We sat through a full day of classes on topics ranging from interrogation to fire play followed by an incredible play party.
There are lots of interesting tidbits in BDSM news this week; in Canada, former super star radio host Jian Ghomeshi begins his trial this week for the sexual assault charges brought against him. He claims the choking, slapping and other acts of sexual violence multiple women have accused him of were consensual BDSM or “rough sex.” If it wasn’t pre-negotiated, then I strongly disagree with his perspective and he deserves to get locked up. We’ll have to wait and see how the trial pans out.
Also this week, for those that are into “those books”: Kim Basinger will be playing the character of the dominatrix that induced Christian Grey into the world of BDSM in the Fifty Shades sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. Some of you might recall that Ms. Basinger has some on screen experience with such matters alongside Mickey Rourke in the cult classic 9 1/2 Weeks way back in 1986. Fifty Shades Darker will be screening in theaters in 2017, and will no doubt reignite all those conversations about kink and “real BDSM” all over again.