List of BDSM in film
In general, the depiction of sadism and masochism in fiction tends to be portrayed from the viewpoint of masochistic fantasy. Titles are sorted in alphabetical order.
- The Story of O (1954) by Pauline Réage - Another classic masochistic novel, this time was written by a woman, In this novel, the female principal character is kept in a chateau and mistreated by a group of men, one of them her official lover. Later, she resumes her normal life while secretly becoming the property of one specific man, a friend of her lover's.
- The Image (1956) by Catherine Robbe-Grillet, (under the pseudonym Jean de Berg) another French woman. It was made into a 1975 film, The Image, also known as The Punishment of Anne.
Consensual BDSM is not generally depicted accurately or sympathetically in mainstream films, to say the least. However, filmmakers often find some way to incorporate BDSM imagery into many films. The following films feature BDSM as a major plot point, not just as an exploitative add-on.
See also [ BDSM in the media ]