Graphic Sexual Horror
Directed by Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon
USA 2009 | 86 min
Reviewed by Gabriel Sigler
While torture and bloodshed on film is nothing new for the dedicated Fantasia viewer, the most uncomfortable film at this yearâ€™s festival may be â€œGraphic Sexual Horrorâ€, a documentary on the now-defunct extreme bondage site â€œinsex.comâ€.
Founded in 1997 by former Carnegie Mellon professor and performance artist Brent Scott, â€œInSexâ€ strove to offer the most realistic and brutal footage of bondage on the net. Through live video streams and photo shoots, female models were alternately shackled, electrocuted, beaten, submerged in water, and in one modelâ€™s case, subjected to pepper spray applied directly to her genitals. Sound sexy yet?