History Film / PreachingToThePerverted

17th Apr '13 8:57:01 PM Nakuyabi
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Peter Emery is a naive young computer technician. He is a devout religious man, and his employer Henry Harding, M.P. is looking to drive a local BDSM club out of town. To this end, Peter is sent to infiltrate the club and spy on the various perversions they practice there and bring back recorded evidence to build a case that they are "assaulting and battering" each other (which is illegal regardless of whether it is consensual.

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Peter Emery is a naive young computer technician. He is a devout religious man, and his employer Henry Harding, M.P. is looking to drive a local BDSM club out of town. To this end, Peter is sent to infiltrate the club and spy on the various perversions they practice there and bring back recorded evidence to build a case that they are "assaulting and battering" each other (which is illegal regardless of whether it is consensual.
consensual).
17th Apr '13 8:46:08 PM Nakuyabi
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* EthicalSlut: Several characters at the club seem to be this.

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* EthicalSlut: Several characters at the club seem to be this. Also, Tanya's deepest, darkest sexual desire, [[InVinoVeritas revealed while she and Peter are extremely drunk]], is rather surprising: [[spoiler: she'd like to have a ridiculously ordinary and traditional lifestyle; to have a husband, a house, two kids, a dog, the whole nine yards]].



* GrayAndGrayMorality: While the film mostly seems to favor Tanya Cheex against Henry Harding, Henry clearly does believe in what he's doing, is not gathering pornography for prurient purposes, and never saw his disciplinary methods [[spoiler: when he was the headmaster at a boys' school]] as serving any sexual interest. Tanya Cheex is also rather nice to Peter, but she's fudging the truth about the "safe" part of SafeSaneAndConsensual. As for Peter, [[he perjures himself at the trial, but when he's reneging on his testimony, not when he's giving it.]] All in all, nobody is acting entirely above-board.
** Harding's secretary Wilderspoon, on the other hand, is shown to have several kinks, and to be interested in adding the evidence Peter is gathering to her own private PornStash. [[spoiler: We also know Henry Harding wasn't getting anything sexual out of punishing the boys specifically because he was attentive enough to his surroundings to notice that she was eavesdropping and spying on him while he was paddling them.]]

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* GrayAndGrayMorality: While the film mostly seems to favor Tanya Cheex against Henry Harding, Henry clearly does believe in what he's doing, is not gathering pornography for prurient purposes, and never saw his disciplinary methods [[spoiler: when he was the headmaster at a boys' school]] as serving any sexual interest. Tanya Cheex is also rather nice to Peter, but she's fudging the truth about the "safe" part of SafeSaneAndConsensual. As for Peter, [[he [[spoiler: he perjures himself at the trial, but when he's reneging on his testimony, not when he's giving it.]] All in all, nobody is acting entirely above-board.
** Harding's secretary Wilderspoon, on the other hand, is shown to have several kinks, and to be interested in adding the evidence Peter is gathering to her own private PornStash. [[spoiler: We also know Henry Harding wasn't getting anything sexual out of punishing the boys specifically because he was attentive enough to his surroundings to notice that she was eavesdropping and spying on him while he was paddling them.them, and getting quite a thrill from it.]]



* WasActuallyFriendly: The film runs both ways on this trope, with the protagonist finding some (though not all) of the BDSM club members to be rather friendly to him, and being friendly to them in turn.

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* WasActuallyFriendly: The film runs both ways on this trope, with the protagonist finding some (though not all) of the BDSM club members to be rather friendly to him, and being friendly to them in turn.turn even as he's gathering evidence against them.
17th Apr '13 8:32:27 PM Nakuyabi
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* GrayAndGrayMorality: While the film mostly seems to favor Tanya Cheex against Henry Harding, Henry clearly does believe in what he's doing, is not gathering pornography for prurient purposes, and never saw his disciplinary methods [[spoiler: when he was the headmaster at a boys' school]] as serving any sexual interest. Tanya Cheex is also rather nice to Peter, but she's fudging the truth about the "safe" part of SafeSaneAndConsensual. As for Peter, [[he perjures himself at the trial, but when he's reneging on his testimony, not when he's giving it.]] All in all, nobody is acting entirely above-board.
** Harding's secretary Wilderspoon, on the other hand, is shown to have several kinks, and to be interested in adding the evidence Peter is gathering to her own private PornStash. [[spoiler: We also know Henry Harding wasn't getting anything sexual out of punishing the boys specifically because he was attentive enough to his surroundings to notice that she was eavesdropping and spying on him while he was paddling them.]]
** Tanya's associate Mr. Cutts Watson, meanwhile, is also shown to be a rather cruel and amoral guy, [[KickTheDog callously unconcerned for a neighbor's grief]] after having accidentally caused the death of her dog.
17th Apr '13 8:13:05 PM Nakuyabi
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The main character in this movie is a naive young computer technician. He is a member of a religious group, and it's leader have declared war on a local BDSM club. And thus, our hero is sent there to spy on the "perverts".

As our hero settles in his new community, HilarityEnsues as the cultural clash keeps crashing down on him and he's increasingly torn between his two worlds.

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The main character in this movie Peter Emery is a naive young computer technician. He is a member of a devout religious group, man, and it's leader have declared war on his employer Henry Harding, M.P. is looking to drive a local BDSM club. And thus, our hero club out of town. To this end, Peter is sent there to infiltrate the club and spy on the "perverts".

As our hero settles in his new community,
various perversions they practice there and bring back recorded evidence to build a case that they are "assaulting and battering" each other (which is illegal regardless of whether it is consensual.

HilarityEnsues as the cultural clash keeps crashing down on him and he's Peter finds himself increasingly attracted to the club's owner and main performance artist Tanya Cheex and is torn between his two worlds.
loyalty to his employer and his devotion to Tanya.



* EthicalSlut: Several characters at the club.
* EnemyMine: Groups who hate each other (conservative christians and radical feminists), ganging up against the BDSM club.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: The villain.
* MoralGuardians: The villain's faction, including the main character. And no, the faction is not sympathetic at all.
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: The mistress explaining BDSM to the newcomers.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: The villain turns out to be a sexual sadist himself... one who have lived out his desires in a abusive way instead of the Safe, Sane & Consensual way of the club.
* WasActuallyFriendly: The film runs on this trope, with the protagonist being very surprised that the people at the club he's infiltrating turns out to be really nice people.

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* EthicalSlut: Several characters at the club.
club seem to be this.
* EnemyMine: Groups who hate each other (conservative christians While not exactly the worst of enemies, conservative Christians and radical feminists), ganging up feminists usually aren't too chummy with each other, except when banding together against the BDSM club.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: The villain.
Henry Harding and the feminists, after a fashion. [[spoiler: It turns out he's not altogether opposed to doing kinky stuff if it's with one's spouse.]]
* MoralGuardians: The villain's faction, including Henry Harding, Peter's mother, Peter himself (to a degree) and the main character. And no, the faction is not sympathetic at all.
feminists.
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: The mistress explaining How Tanya Cheex and her friends generally portray BDSM to while instructing the newcomers.
newcomers, particularly Peter.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: The villain turns out to Averted with Henry Harding; while he may be a sexual sadist himself... one who have lived out his desires in a abusive way instead bit of a KnightTemplar, he's not a hypocrite. His secretary Miss Wilderspin, on the Safe, Sane & Consensual way of the club.
other hand...
* WasActuallyFriendly: The film runs both ways on this trope, with the protagonist finding some (though not all) of the BDSM club members to be rather friendly to him, and being very surprised that the people at the club he's infiltrating turns out friendly to be really nice people.them in turn.
26th Jul '12 2:53:26 AM erforce
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The main character in this movie is a naive young computer technician. He is a member of a religious group, and it's leader have declared war on a local BDSM club. And thus, our hero is sent there to spy on the "perverts".

As our hero settles in his new community, HilarityEnsues as the cultural clash keeps crashing down on him and he's increasingly torn between his two worlds.

!!Has examples of:

* CasualKink: Life in the portrayed BDSM community.
* EthicalSlut: Several characters at the club.
* EnemyMine: Groups who hate each other (conservative christians and radical feminists), ganging up against the BDSM club.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: The villain.
* MoralGuardians: The villain's faction, including the main character. And no, the faction is not sympathetic at all.
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: The mistress explaining BDSM to the newcomers.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: The villain turns out to be a sexual sadist himself... one who have lived out his desires in a abusive way instead of the Safe, Sane & Consensual way of the club.
* WasActuallyFriendly: The film runs on this trope, with the protagonist being very surprised that the people at the club he's infiltrating turns out to be really nice people.
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