History Main / BondageIsBad

9th May '18 4:50:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'', Captain Campbell's sexual practices (seducing her superiors and then engaging in extreme BDSM sessions with at least one of them) are quickly used to establish that she had become mentally unhinged before her death. Brenner can't even stand to look at the tapes she shot, stating that it couldn't be the same women he met a few days ago.

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* In ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'', Captain Campbell's sexual practices (seducing her superiors and then engaging in extreme BDSM sessions with at least one of them) are quickly used to establish that she had become mentally unhinged before her death. Brenner can't even stand to look at the tapes she shot, stating that it couldn't be the same women woman he met a few days ago.
3rd May '18 4:41:15 PM AmuckCricetine
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** In the DVD commentary of the episode "Conviction", Creator/JossWhedon actually notes his use of this trope, and states for the record that he does not believe bondage practitioners are actually evil.

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** In the DVD commentary of the episode "Conviction", "[[{{Recap/AngelS05E01Conviction}} Conviction]]", Creator/JossWhedon actually notes his use of this trope, and states for the record that he does not believe bondage practitioners are actually evil.



* ''{{Series/Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}''. The episode "Dead Things", which shows the Buffy/Spike relationship at its most disturbing, starts with Spike offering handcuffs to Buffy (and it's [[CuffsOffRubWrists strongly implied that she used them]]). However Buffy is also shown to be unusually cheerful the next day, implying that our heroine (who was in the midst of a year-long struggle with depression) found the experience rather cathartic.

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* ''{{Series/Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}''. The episode "Dead Things", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E13DeadThings}} Dead Things]]", which shows the Buffy/Spike relationship at its most disturbing, starts with Spike offering handcuffs to Buffy (and it's [[CuffsOffRubWrists strongly implied that she used them]]). However Buffy is also shown to be unusually cheerful the next day, implying that our heroine (who was in the midst of a year-long struggle with depression) found the experience rather cathartic.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons and Angels", Lister runs into a deranged EnemyWithout version of Rimmer who combines the CreepyCrossdresser, DepravedHomosexual, and Bondage Is Bad tropes all in one. He's dressed in some sort of "Dominatrix Dr. Frankenfurter" outfit while he attacks Lister with a whip before promising to torture and rape him.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVDemonsAndAngels Demons and Angels", Angels]]", Lister runs into a deranged EnemyWithout version of Rimmer who combines the CreepyCrossdresser, DepravedHomosexual, and Bondage Is Bad tropes all in one. He's dressed in some sort of "Dominatrix Dr. Frankenfurter" outfit while he attacks Lister with a whip before promising to torture and rape him.
2nd May '18 12:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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Note that is rapidly becoming a DiscreditedTrope -- with the rising mainstream acceptance of alternative sexualities, using this trope straight will often raise the ire of many real life practitioners.

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Note that this is rapidly becoming a DiscreditedTrope -- with the rising mainstream acceptance of alternative sexualities, using this trope straight will often raise the ire of many real life practitioners.
13th Apr '18 8:26:11 AM Morgenthaler
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Some media dress their villains up in "S&M gear" ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No, not that]] [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon S&M]]) in order to make them {{stripperiffic}} (because they're [[EvilIsSexy villains]], after all), and don't actually have them engage in BDSM. Depending on context, Bondage Is Bad is often a subtrope of SexIsEvil, EvilIsSexy, or both. If played straight, it's often reinforced with hints of PuttingOnTheReich or whatever. A woman dressed as a {{Dominatrix}} will often be portrayed as a villain in fiction -- or at least a violent type -- for this reason.

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Some media dress their villains up in "S&M gear" ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No, not that]] [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon S&M]]) in order to make them {{stripperiffic}} (because they're [[EvilIsSexy villains]], after all), and don't actually have them engage in BDSM. Depending on context, Bondage Is Bad is often a subtrope of SexIsEvil, EvilIsSexy, or both. If played straight, it's often reinforced with hints of PuttingOnTheReich or whatever. A woman dressed as a {{Dominatrix}} who's DressedLikeADominatrix will often be portrayed as a villain in fiction -- or at least a violent type -- for this reason.
12th Apr '18 3:08:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', where several of the employees of the demonic law firm Wolfram and Hart are into BSDM. Of course, the lawyers at Wolfram and Hart are evil for a lot of reasons, but not their interest in BSDM.

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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', where several ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Several
of the employees of the demonic law firm Wolfram and Hart are into BSDM. Of course, the lawyers at Wolfram and Hart are evil for a lot of reasons, but not their interest in BSDM.
8th Apr '18 1:13:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': Mob boss Gyp Rosetti's interest in EroticAsphyxiation is used to establish him as a deviant after he's already been established to have AxCrazy murderous tendencies.
8th Apr '18 1:09:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Gendry discovers this in "Second Sons" when he correctly picks up that the Red Woman doesn't have kinky sex in mind after she ties him up seductively.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Gendry discovers this in "Second Sons" when he correctly picks up that the Red Woman doesn't have kinky sex in mind after she ties him up seductively. She does mount him briefly, but that was just to get his blood up so she can [[GroinAttack put leeches in that area]] to drain it for its magic powers.
8th Apr '18 1:07:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Colonel Morty Bennett, a dirty colonel who helped Agent Orange and Colonel Schoonover smuggle heroin from Kandahar in the bodies of [=KIAs=], entertains every Saturday night at home like clockwork. To elaborate, this involves being "punished" by a dominatrix. He gets regularly mocked for it, like when Frank Castle shows up seeking to get Bennett's phone cloned:
-->'''Frank Castle:''' Well shit, Morty. Looks like I got here just in time.



* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Colonel Morty Bennett, a dirty colonel who helped Agent Orange and Colonel Schoonover smuggle heroin from Kandahar in the bodies of [=KIAs=], entertains every Saturday night at home like clockwork. To elaborate, this involves being "punished" by a dominatrix. He gets regularly mocked for it, like when Frank Castle shows up seeking to get Bennett's phone cloned:
-->'''Frank Castle:''' Well shit, Morty. Looks like I got here just in time.
8th Apr '18 1:06:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons and Angels", Lister runs into a deranged EnemyWithout version of Rimmer who combines the CreepyCrossdresser, DepravedHomosexual, and Bondage Is Bad tropes all in one. He's dressed in some sort of "Dominatrix Dr. Frankenfurter" outfit while he attacks Lister with a whip before promising to torture and rape him.


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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons and Angels", Lister runs into a deranged EnemyWithout version of Rimmer who combines the CreepyCrossdresser, DepravedHomosexual, and Bondage Is Bad tropes all in one. He's dressed in some sort of "Dominatrix Dr. Frankenfurter" outfit while he attacks Lister with a whip before promising to torture and rape him.
8th Apr '18 1:06:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons and Angels", Lister runs into a deranged EnemyWithout version of Rimmer who combines the CreepyCrossdresser, DepravedHomosexual, and Bondage Is Bad tropes all in one. He's dressed in some sort of "Dominatrix Dr. Frankenfurter" outfit while he attacks Lister with a whip.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons and Angels", Lister runs into a deranged EnemyWithout version of Rimmer who combines the CreepyCrossdresser, DepravedHomosexual, and Bondage Is Bad tropes all in one. He's dressed in some sort of "Dominatrix Dr. Frankenfurter" outfit while he attacks Lister with a whip.whip before promising to torture and rape him.
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