A young woman must confront her physical and emotional boundaries as she enters the world of professional domination and submission.

Director:

Cheyenne Picardo

Writers:

Ashlie Atkinson (additional writing), Tad Emptage (additional writing) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kira Davies Kira Davies ... Remedy
Ashlie Atkinson ... Mistress Nadine
Julia Ubrankovics ... Mistress Chanel (as Júlia Ubrankovics)
Melissa Roth ... Mistress Nedra
Rachel Soll ... Mistress Whitley
Jennifer Laine Williams ... Mistress Delphine
Monica Blaze Leavitt Monica Blaze Leavitt ... Mistress Astrid
Dominique Vance ... Mistress Sapphire
Nicole Godino Nicole Godino ... Manager
Flambeaux Flambeaux ... Client - Marathon Man
Francis Hall Francis Hall ... Client - The Obsolete Husband
Joe Mihalchick Joe Mihalchick ... Client - Mister Jack
Michael Paul Smith ... Client - Bondage Cop
Brendan McMullen Brendan McMullen ... Client - The Actor
Tim Bohn ... Client - The Businessman
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A young woman leaves behind the underground kink clubs of New York City and enters the world of commodified BDSM, where workers are paid to embody the sexual and psychological fantasies of complete strangers. When an unscrupulous night manager asks the woman -- now working under the pseudonym Mistress Remedy -- to session with dominant clients, where she is the slave for the hour, she accepts. She soon realizes that her "habitual" submissiveness at home does not prepare her for the pressures and risks of this side of the sexual service industry. Should she leave? Or should she stay and prove to everyone -- including herself -- that she can handle it? A hybrid of creative biography and narrative fiction, REMEDY is based on director Cheyenne Picardo's experiences working as a pro-switch in New York City. The film explores the good, the bad, the offensive, the cruel, the hysterical, and the absurd aspects of commercial BDSM. It provides insight without passing judgment, but only as fast ... Written by Cheyenne Picardo

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You won't feel a thing. See more »

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Drama

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The film is intentionally episodic, with the editing and filming styles tailored to fit the specifics of the session portrayed. See more »

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Client: I thought you girls usually start with what you do and don't do. Emphasis on the don't do. Should I assume there's nothing you don't do?
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"No animals were harmed in the making of this film -- unless they begged for it." See more »

Alternate Versions

The worldwide festival debut of Remedy has a runtime of 124 minutes and is considered the Director's Cut. There is a shorter version of the film that is considered less controversial which plays at 104 minutes and will be the length of the official release. See more »

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Spin-off Work (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

For The Killers
Performed by Erica Mulkey (as Unwoman)
Written and Produced by Erica Mulkey
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Nuanced, edgy, artful
4 October 2016 | by nikspitzSee all my reviews

An artfully framed study of the subversion of feelings and their deviant expression, explicitly in the world of BDSM - though not overtly or particularly sexual.

This is a subtly told, at once playful and edgy little film with some nuanced performances, but most particularly Kira Davies as our protagonist Remedy.

Engaging moody and well crafted camera-work plus an evocative driving soundtrack.

Well worth a viewing if you have a penchant for anything indie, original and/or underground.


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Language:

French | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

22 January 2015 (Germany) See more »

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16:9 HD
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