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SQIFF 2019 SQIFF Shorts: Some Like it Rough

Sat 5 October 2019

SQIFF Shorts Some Like it Rough

We delve into the varied practices of BDSM and societal attitudes towards this age-old erotic preference, which continues to be subject to stigmatisation and censorship.

In Lasting Marks, one of sixteen gay men put on trial for taking part in consensual sadomasochism in late 80s England narrates his experience. Berlin-based conscious BDSM practitioner, Caritia, explains her spiritual journey through eroticism and life in Rituals + Worship. In French dramedy, Dressed for Pleasure, a young disabled woman seeks a more exhilarating sexual satisfaction. Mockumentary No Democracy Here sees a lefty dominatrix employed by right-wing Israeli men to force them into recanting their politics.

The programme concludes with super hot non-binary, lesbian action with a punk boidyke given the rough-tender treatment in Driven.

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Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Films have English, French, Hebrew, and German audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available. Films are moderately accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with two of them English language with explanatory dialogue and voiceover but the others non-English language, a fair amount of visual storytelling throughout, and a mix of dark and bright images. Large print versions of handouts available.

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