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Svein Skeid October 11, Sexual politics documentaryfetishismfilmhumour. The 25 minute long documentary, which in a humorous way demystifies the most common prejudices against fetishism and sadomasochism, has later been shown for several educational purposes in addition to film festivals including Lillehammer and Volda Norway, Gay Days in Oslo, Fulda Germany, Stockholm, Cleveland, San Francisco, Kiel Germany, and several times at CineKink New York. English subtitles.
Inside, past three sets of doors and a changing room cordoned off with an old tarpaulin, is a shadowy warren of alcoves, cages and dark corners. Knee-high leather boots hang from iron chains looped through ceiling hooks like fetish bunting. A gregarious barman greets regulars while hairy-chested musclemen appear on a small screen next to an ice bucket.
I can only describe his look as withering. But the gauntlet had been thrown and Guy rose to the occassion. Both the book, and the subsequent review have distinct viewpoints.
The leather subculture denotes practices and styles of dress organized around sexual activities that involve leather garments, such as leather jacketsvestsboots, chapsharnessesor other items. Wearing leather garments is one way that participants in this culture self-consciously distinguish themselves from mainstream sexual cultures. Male leather culture has existed since the late s,  when it likely grew out of post- WWII biker culture.
In the room downstairs, a strobe flashed over mounds of muscle and harnesses. Men slipped in and out of shadow. I later understood that to be the point. Upstairs, things were different — a quiet dive bar, people milling around wooden tables.
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