Preaching to the Perverted (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  7 August 1998 (USA)
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Minister on a moral crusade employs young computer whizzkid Peter to infiltrate the London S&M scene. Peter has to gather evidence of physical "assaults" in order for the Minister to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanya Cheex
Peter Emery
Henry Harding MP
Georgina Hale ...
Miss Wilderspin
Fibbin' Gibbins
Mr. Cutts Watson
Don Henderson ...
Commander Cope
Imogen Bain ...
Mrs. Cutts Watson
Edward Jewesbury ...
Judge Yell
Angela Easterling ...
Dog Owner
Night Porter


Minister on a moral crusade employs young computer whizzkid Peter to infiltrate the London S&M scene. Peter has to gather evidence of physical "assaults" in order for the Minister to prosecute and shut the scene down. But Peter gets unwittingly drawn into it and falls for the Mistress Tanya Cheex. Written by Gareth Watkins <>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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7 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clube do Fetiche  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Due to the nature of the film, many prop houses were unwilling to supply props, leading to an unusual situation where the fetish props were easier for the production team to get hold of than more conventional items like tables and lamps. See more »


At the start of the scene in which Tanya steps out of her limo to pet a girl's dog, a closeup reveals the film crew reflected in the side of the vehicle. See more »


Eugenie: On your knees, Louise!
[before Louise is whipped]
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Crazy Credits

The end of the credits has the line "No animals were harmed during the production of this film. However, all the submissives were." See more »


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(John Horrocks (as J. Horrocks) / Lee Milleare (as L. Milleare))
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(p) 1996 Jackpot Records
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I see CULTure...
23 July 2004 | by (Minnestoa, USA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie and I love Stuart Urban for making this movie. It allows a person that may not be very knowledgeable of Fetish/BDSM culture into their world a bit. I like the plot of the story because I am so against Governments and Religious Grounds trying to force perfectly willing and competent people from doing what makes them happy. PTTP is a must see for anyone interested in films that may be considered Taboo. Or a fan of independent and/or foreign films. I have read some of the other reviews and must say to those that put negative reviews, it may not be the most popular or mainstream movie around and you could get all technical if you want too, but this movie is something different and that is refreshing in the film world of repetitive plot lines and same old same, old actors. This films have beautiful imagary from the costumes and makeup to the club scenes and set designs. Guin Turner was spectacular in this film and I for one am really glad she made it. She brings a wonderful sensuality that females or even males could look up to.

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