I finally checked out Nick Broomfield's documentary of the New York house of domination Pandora's Box. It's called "Fetishes" and was filmed in '96. Broomfield seems to have a fascination with powerful women, evident in his other documentaries on Heidi Fleiss (her father was my pediatrician growing up - small world), Courtney Love and serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Overall, I found it a well-balanced and entertaining portrayal. Really, every pro domme is so different, there is no template of personality-type or look. Yet somehow, my own level of contentment and inherent kinkiness did not seem to be reflected in any of the Mistresses featured. We each have our own reasons for doing this. Though I do think some come to it as a more natural progression in their personal evolution. It was interesting to see the inside workings of another session house. For myself, I feel quite fortunate to have The Gates as a playspace (and it's probably not a coincidence that some of my favorite subs are those who have been coming here regularly for many years). Sayonara for now. . .
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Hello everyone. Yes, I know it's been a while. I've been taking a summer vacation from the computer. Just got back from an extended meditation retreat which was awesome. Heading to LA for a few days now. Sorry, I won't be taking any sessions while down there. Just a quick trip to say hi to friends and family, as it's been too long.