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Stag Homme: Stockholm Syndrome

It comes down to this.
Your kiss.
Your fist.
And your strain.
It get's under my skin.
Take in the extent of my sin-- Nine Inch Nails, 5in

Stockholm Syndrome is a physical and psychological journey, dark, violent and seductive. A larger than life and deliciously cruel Damien Crosse puts Dennis De Nello, our abductee, to the question. Damien is powerful, filling the screen with his presence and masterfully breaks down Dennis’s defenses using everything at his disposal, namely Dennis’s body. The moment Dennis submits marks the beginning of the end. Damien flips the script and unties Dennis. Instead of offering pain he shows tenderness. Dennis is lulled into a false sense of security, needing to be possessed by his captor, as if that wasn’t his lot already. Damien obliges him, and fucks him within an inch of his life. The kiss at the end is so revealing. It’s a disconnect, the end game. Dennis doesn’t see it coming. Nor do I, having fully surrendered to the scene. I love characters that suffer well. Dennis did it so convincingly, I couldn’t take my eyes off him. I perversely enjoyed Damien punching him, spitting on him, and impaling himself on Dennis.

The camera work here is spectacular, mirroring Dennis’s mental state. Jarring and disorienting in the beginning, the camera steadies as Dennis makes his final descent into hell. The gunshot at the end feels like someone snapped his fingers bringing me abruptly back to reality from my hypnotic state. I don’t recall what I was doing, it’s as if it never happened, but there’s blood on the screen.

The best kind of entertainment is when I suspend all disbelief and fully connect with the material. How could Team Stag Homme possibly know the image a man, beaten, drugged and tied to a chair would resonate so deeply with me? They couldn’t, but they did. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

Stockholm Syndrome is nothing less than magnificent.


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Dec. 22nd, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Magnificent review....you always have something so different to say that doesn't occur to me until you say it...then I'm like "yep that's it right there".
Great, great caps.
Dec. 22nd, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
aww thanks baby! I adored your take on this one as well. I don't think we've discussed any of the others in the way we've talked about this one.

I just keep going back to it and saying dayum.

Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Your right sweetie!!! We haven't talked about any of them the way we have this one. I think I still feel the echos...
Dec. 22nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
"I don’t recall what I was doing..."
Oh baby I think I know what you were doin`:)))

Such an awesome review,Tam!Love it!!And thnx for the "usual madness attached".

Also agree with Lou`s comment above.

Kiss ya

Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
shhh! why you gotta tell all my secrets. ;-)

Toni, this wasn't an easy one to write, since I had a severe case of 'porn'amensia. Your's is brilliant! So glad you are Stag'd yo.

*kisses back*
Dec. 24th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)

I enjoyed your posts, as usual ^ ^ the part I liked most about it is the end. But sodomy me excited!!

I wish you a Merry Christmas and year-end.
Dec. 25th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: smeTee
Merry Christmas to you too, smeTee!

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