Thanks to a tweet by The Pleasure Chest, you now know about "Mercy Mistress," a truly amazing new web series "based on the memoirs of a Chinese-American dominatrix in NYC."
From the series website:
"From the nucleus of one woman’s work, the show delves into power, capitalism, and sexuality with a spoonful of dark humor. Every relationship calls into question: Who is in control? Which side is the end of the leash?
Each episode reveals a character's particular kink or fetish, while purveying how they integrate their desires in their daily life. The contiguous story weaves through layers of Mistress Yin’s past and present personal life, to uncover the roots of her own desires: A story of violence and transformation.
MERCY MISTRESS is intended to tantalize, teach, and destigmatize the shame that shrouds kink sexuality and sex-work."
Screenings are happening over the next month in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Check the website for details. And go, support. This is the kind of smart, sex-positive, and frankly fascinating storytelling that we need more of.
While you're on the site, be sure to meet Poppy Liu who plays "Mistress Yin" "a classically trained actress, a queer first generation Chinese-American, and a poet who uses storytelling as a vehicle for healing and collective liberation."
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