Psychotronic Netflix Vol. 107- Kinky Clicks to Festishy Films!

The new trailer for 50 SHADES OF GRAY may be causing pulses to race as though such sordid topics have never been seen in film before, but we here know better!  This week, we’re good, giving and game with 10 shades of kinky couplings, with relationships and trysts based in the less-milquetoast side of the bed that are sure to keep you all tied up for the weekend!  So go ahead and click the mouse button on the box art… right there… maybe pinch it a little…

 

10. Psychopathia Sexualis (2006)

The original book “Psychopathia Sexualis” is a fascinating encyclopedia to the world of perversion — circa 1886 — and would be tough to adapt in any kind of typical fashion.  Director Bret Wood (HELL’S HIGHWAY: THE TRUE STORY OF HIGHWAY SAFETY FILMS) doesn’t do so, instead creating a series of vignettes.

 

9. Day of the Nightmare (1965)

What John Ireland is doing in this weird low-rent sex thriller about a deranged schizoid painter who kills people in drag is beyond me, but I’m not complaining.

 

 

8. de Sade (1969)

This Corman-produced flick about the life of the Marquis de Sade is actually pretty silly stuff, but it’s got an energetic performance by John Huston, a screenplay by Richard Matheson and feature Keir Dullea as the Marquis.

 

 

7. Justine (1977)

Or, go for a Eurotrash version of one of the Marquis’ most well-known works, featuring Koo Stark in the title role of a young orphan who enters the world of sadistic prostitution.  (The Jess Franco version is better.)

 

 

6. The Telephone Book (1971)

Future SNL writer Nelson Lyon directed this absurd, surreal flick about a woman obsessed with the world’s greatest obscene phone caller in one of the best cult films you probably haven’t seen. Check out our review here.

 

 

5. Leap Year (2010)

Not to be confused with the Amy Adams movie from the same year, Michael Rowe’s debut feature concerns the violent, but highly sexual, relationship between a man and a woman with a questionable past.

 

 

4. Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (1980)

Nicolas Roeg’s masterful thriller about a sadistic relationship told mostly in flashback is a genuinely intense ride, one that will make you appreciate the acting stylings of Art Garfunkel.  With Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel and Denholm Elliott..

 

3. Body of Evidence (1993)

Madonna drips wax on Willem Dafoe’s chest in Uli Edel’s ridiculous erotic courtroom flick that’s much more entertaining if you stop taking it seriously. With Anne Archer, Joe Montegna, Julianne Moore, Frank Langella and Jurgen Prochnow.

 

2. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)

Peter Greenaway’s lush pic stars Helen Mirren as a woman takes a lover, much to the chagrin of her mobster husband, in this cinematic feast that will fascinate and distrurb — but I bet you won’t be able to look away.

 

1. Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Suprmasochist (1997)

Kirby Kick’s portrait of Flanagan, who became an icon in the S&M community despite battling cystic fibrosis, is one of the most inspirational stories of kink you’ll ever see, and it hurts to watch in all the right places.  Highly recommended.

 

 

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Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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