"Bondage is freedom."

Leather demonstrates that this seemingly self-contradictory statement holds true for aficionados of B&D. The testimonies of several members of the leather community explain the attraction; the freedom that surrender can provide, the sense of well being that the trust implicit in the activity promotes. The sleek, well-composed cinematography (of relatively tame practices) conveys the allure of quasi-religious ritual that leather-play can attain. Like Frameline Voices? Donate here: bit.ly/FramelineDonate

Hardy Haberman 1995 10 min. USA

Founded in 1977, Frameline is the nation's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media arts. Frameline Voices is a new digital initiative that showcases diverse LGBT stories and expands access to films by and about people of color, transgender people, youth, and elders.

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