List of Kink Documentaries

This page provides a chronological list of documentaries about the world and practitioners of kink and BDSM.  This list does not distinguish between positive and negative (or accurate and inaccurate) depictions, and films on this list are not necessarily endorsed by The SMUT Project but they are demonstrative of the cultural representation of kink in documentary film.

* – Recommended by The SMUT Project.

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Kink (2013)

Director: Christina Voros

Behind the scenes at Kink.com, the world’s foremost kink pornography production company.

Trailer:

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb | Wikipedia]


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The Art of Erotica: The Outsiders (2009)

Director: Hilton Ariel Ruiz

Depicts the work and processes of five fetish erotica artists, exploring their perspectives and addressing challenges to their freedom of expression.

Trailer:

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb]


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Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

Director: Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon

Regards the taboo and extreme efforts of a now defunct BDSM pornography website.

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb | Wikipedia]


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Writer of O (2005)

Director: Pola Rapaport

Explores the scandal and sensation surrounding the publication of Pauline Réage’s “Story of O”, when it was published in 1954.

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb]


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Beyond Vanilla (2001)

Director: Claes Lilja

A broad look at fetishes and BDSM practices, with interviews, demonstrations and how-to guides.

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb]


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Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997)

Director: Kirby Dick

Chronicles the final years in the life of Los Angeles performance artist Bob Flanagan.  Winner of the 1997 Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Trailer:

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb | Wikipedia]


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Fetishes (1996)

Director: Nick Broomfield

Depicts Pandora’s Box, a popular New York bondage house and the professional dominatrices it employs.

Trailer:

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd  | IMDb | Wikipedia]


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BloodSisters (1995)

Director: Michelle Handelman

Depicts San Francisco’s leatherdyke subculture in the mid-1990s.

SMUT Project’s Rating: n/a

[Links: Letterboxd | IMDb]


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