Artvamp has just acquired rights to do a film adaptation of the book Finding Love Through Female Domination, by Renee Lane!
Brilliant, crazy, intense, and a must have for anyone who is genuinely kinky. It’s like reading “Venus in Furs” but as told from Wanda’s perspective. (Amazon.com Review)
Finding Love Through Female Domination is an intimate and exciting, if in places darkly spellbinding, portrait of an couple exploring the outer boundaries of a femdom relationship. (Goodreads Review)
Dominatrix Renee Lane and her submissive husband live in Memphis, Tennessee, disguised as an average married couple. In private life, they are mistress and slave. For the last ten years, Ms. Renee has employed erotic S&M, mind control, and brainwashing techniques to forge an intimate and loving bond with her submissive partner. They consider themselves explorers of the boundaries of consensual female domination. Ms. Renee’s intense and radical approach to their relationship will challenge the reader who merely dabbles in BDSM.
The book is a collection of e-mails between Renee and a close friend, as well as Butler’s journal detailing his ever deepening submission to his true love. We follow the story as Renee continually challenges him to give up control and abandon his own agency. All the while she urged on by her lover and confidant, Heather, who acts as both observer and accomplice to his total enslavement.
Make no mistake, this is a love story. A story of unrelenting faith, trust, and devotion, and a couple’s willingness to cross boundaries and take things to the limit together in their own special world. Mind-bendingly erotic, and heart-wrenchingly romantic. An answer to the misconceptions of BDSM and Total Power Exchange portrayed in popular media.
As the film opens, Butler, having just gotten off the phone with his Mistress, has made the critical misstep of announcing that he would crawl there on his hands and knees just to see her for a few moments. Renee cheerfully accepts the offer and he knows that he has no choice but to make good on the promise. We watch as he comically struggles to avoid the attention of passersby, pretending to look for lost objects while he makes his way, scuttling several blocks from his condo to her driveway. As he arrives he’s greeted with laugher and mocking from Heather. It’s his first introduction to Renee’s best friend, who is endlessly amused at his humiliation, but skeptical about his willingness to go further.
This is just the beginning. In increasingly devious and carefully conceived steps, Renee begins stripping Butler of his autonomy as he pines to live with her and eventually marry her. The more cruel she becomes, the more cemented his love and devotion. But the plan is not without snags. Renee pushes too far too fast and Butler finds himself lost in the vanilla world once again, only to come crawling back, begging for enslavement. The idea of a woman treating him as an equal leaves him bored and disenchanted. Both realize that his escape is unthinkable, and that neither of them want to stop the games of torture, humiliation, and degradation that have become a way of life.
The viewer watches as his mind is broken again and again. Girlfriend Heather is surprised and impressed with the spectacle and begins taking more of an active role in his demise, while pulling ideas for the training of her own slave, Suzy. Cleverly Renee pushes Butler to points of objection and then tears down his resistance with such brutal persistence that the viewer wonders where it will all end. Using sexuality, chastity, dehumanization, brainwashing, and creative forms of punitive torment, she takes over his entire existence. He couldn’t be more satisfied with the arrangement, craving her diabolical sadism and relenting to her tyranny with religious ecstasy. He is, in fact, introduced to her coven of similarly-minded women in a series of rituals befitting a secret society.
Eventually, it’s not enough that he is a mere slave in private. The time comes when Renee makes it clear that she wants the outside world to perceive him as powerless and pathetic as well. She parades him on holiday as her manservant, loaning him out to be used and looked down upon by others.
Fearing stagnation, though, Renee shares her idea for Butler’s most extreme test yet with Heather. It will prove to all of them, beyond any doubt, that he belongs to her forever. Their bond is unbreakable. Like a man forsaken by his god, we follow Butler’s greatest challenge and witness the kind of love and sacrifice rarely shared between partners.
WHY SUPPORT THIS FILM?
In July 2019, Director Viola Voltairine met with Naomi McDougall Jones. As a women filmmakers, it had become clear to both of them that there are systemic obstacles in place to prevent us from being as successful and prolific as men in the movie industry. Naomi put the numbers together to prove this point in her above TED talk. PLEASE WATCH IT!
In looking at the facts, one thing becomes painfully clear: Women are as talented and capable as men in this business (50% of film school graduates are women), but we get only a small fraction of the financial support and promotion within the industry (only 8% of larger budget features are made by women). Look at a giant like Paramount Pictures. In 2018 there were ZERO female directors included on their roster of new releases! ZERO! NONE!
Because of this bias, MOST of the movies audiences are exposed are made from a limited male-centric perspective! It’s not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that perspective. It’s just the only one we get to see! As Naomi asks, wouldn’t you like to experience other perspectives on the screen? To have conventions challenged and learn other points of view?
What Viola didn’t know before talking with Naomi is that movies made by and about women MAKE MORE MONEY than other kinds of films. Investors have much more chance of recouping their investments when women are the writers, directors and producers. The numbers show that we’re just better at this. And we have an underserved audience who wants to see what we produce.
You can personally benefit from investing in movies made by women! You’ll make a profit and help change the industry!
On top of that, the way that BDSM and D/s relationships are portrayed in the mainstream is terribly skewed, inaccurate, and male-fantasy centered. The type of Dominatrices usually portrayed are Pros, and though it’s important to see positive depictions of women in sex work, there’s a whole culture of lifestyle FemDoms – women who Dominate men for pleasure rather than cash – that is virtually ignored. And Domination is typically shown in a comic context – woman exerting power over men becomes a joke. It’s uncomfortable for some mainstream audiences, simply because they are not used to it.
On the other hand, obviously abusive and non-consensual heterosexual relationships are held up as examples of D/s in stories like 50 Shades. While only a fantasy – and everyone is, of course, entitled to their fantasies – the fact that this is the go-to example of the BDSM lifestyle only reinforces the cultural norm of male power and control in an already male dominated society.
Where are the powerful, erotic, moving stories of real Female Led D/s relationships?
They are practically non-existent!
You can help change that.
Support FemDoms telling our own stories from our perspective!
WHAT WE CURRENTLY NEED
- Contributors – small donations to the preproduction fund to pay the casting agent and screenwriter. $20,000 needed. Contributors will get perks such as signed copies of the book and access to early clips from the film, behind the scenes footage, as well as a thank you in the credits.
- Production Partners/Executive Producers – investors in the film who will own a large portion of the profits and help promote the movie through funding, connections, influence or expertise.
- Product Placement Sponsorship – have a product you want to sell to our film’s audience? We will work with sponsors to place it prominently in the film, and include mention and links in co-promotions.
- Actors and extras – want to be seen in the first real lifestyle FemDom movie in recent memory? Audition for a role!
To be a part of this project in one or more of the above ways, please contact Director Viola Voltairine at firstname.lastname@example.org.