Reviewed by Scott Axelrod
Plucked from the overflowing small screen, real life documentary-style presentations are quickly penetrating the adult site matrix faster than you can say, “I want my 15 minutes!” Whether it’s viddying a Ukrainian MILF spreading her Putin from the comfort of the dining car of the train carrying you to California in or staring fixated at the 24/7 streaming shower cam of a coed sorority house somewhere in Scandinavia, viewers are seemingly eager to get off on that which looks like they could be doing it themselves. EverydaySlaves.com steers the reality trend in a slightly different direction by following the daily exploits of allegedly authentic doms and subs as they serve, debase, truss, trust and obey each other.
An inch fewer than 30 galleries visually document typically standard BDSM practices in high-quality digital pictures. From hogtieing, caging, water torture, enforced head-giving, candle play, foot worship and a few other seemingly non-scripted acts, this section relies heavily on the idea of using the photos to relay the story. There’s little that can be considered unique, new or mind-blowingly original here, as most of these shots are bland and the sexual elements are as unromantic as they’re intended to be.
The matching videos stream and download nicely in QuickTime as they further serve to illustrate the relationships between the masters and slaves, but don’t delve deeper into these individuals’ lives beyond demonstrating their fondness for humiliating and being humiliated—a blog page does provide more personal and specific details though if you feel like torturing yourself through long paragraphs. Most of the scenarios, like a mistress tying her slave to a tree during a picnic; a master hanging his slave by her ankles from a forklift; and, another mistress using her slave as an ottoman to rest her sore doggies across while she reads a graphic novel, eventually come across as less shocking, titillating and compelling than similar material you’ll find in similar venues. The public access cable look of the scenes does hammer home the home-grown amateur element that is the obvious intention here, quite well though.
Although it always comes down to a matter of personal preference, this one has a matter-of-fact manner to it that gives off an air of dark seriousness that won’t likely translate well among these with a fetish for choking it to good ole’ fashioned whips and chains. So, you might ultimately end up feeling as if you’re looking at S&M practitioners who know how to do what it is that they’re doing, but don’t have an overwhelming amount of talent or creativity to bring it across as recommendable entertainment for an audience wider than themselves. EverydaySlaves.com can be considered an attempt at bondage-based cinema verite that’s too tangled up in its own knots to deserve the worship it craves.
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