Little Deaths

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Directed by Simon Rumley, Bitch is the third and final part of Little Deaths a 2011 horror anthology of thematically linked short films. 

Kate Braithwaite (Claire) and Tom Sawyer (Pete) play a young couple living in a poky London flat with a relationship that is based on power games. Claire is the dominant, and sometimes emotionally abusive, partner.

She has a phobia for dogs so Pete takes to wearing a sinister home-made canine mask during their kinky S&M role-play.

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Claire becomes more and more unbearable and one day pushes Pete a step too far when he discovers her having sex with another man. His revenge takes their role-play game to a whole new level you might say!

Watch my clip here

While there’s no flagellation involved, the victim’s position is clearly inspired by spanking/bondage fetish imagery. And how fetchingly that exposed and vulnerable backside writhes on top of the bolster pillow. Note the excellent camera angles too. (If this director ever did a spanking scene it would be great)

Simon Rumley said that filming the scene had a disturbing effect on his 25 year-old female lead:

“Kate is a very pretty and sweet girl and did an amazing job, but there were a few times when she was a little freaked out—and this was one of them!”

He continued:

“My last two films both have girls tied up at some point, but my next couple don’t—which some people will be happy about and some won’t!”

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He’s right that Kate is very pretty – you can check her out further in the movie trailer where she is shown receiving a set of restraints as a present. She holds them up and says “What are THESE for?” with a naughty glint in her eyes. I haven’t seen the whole movie and it’s quite likely that there are other scenes of interest.

One thought on “Little Deaths”

  1. Sounds like a psychological torture sort of film. Interesting how it affected the actress. Thanks for noticing this and writing it up, Valdor.

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