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Preaching to the Perverted (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 7 August 1998 (USA)
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While working for a conservative MP, an IT professional infiltrates a BDSM club and falls for the head dominatrix.

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Stuart Urban

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Stuart Urban
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guinevere Turner ... Tanya Cheex
Christien Anholt ... Peter Emery
Tom Bell ... Henry Harding MP
Julie Graham ... Eugenie
Georgina Hale ... Miss Wilderspin
Julian Wadham ... M'Learned Friend
Ricky Tomlinson ... Fibbin' Gibbins
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Mr. Cutts Watson
Sue Johnston ... Esmeralda
Don Henderson ... Commander Cope
Imogen Bain Imogen Bain ... Mrs. Cutts Watson
Edward Jewesbury ... Judge Yell
Angela Easterling Angela Easterling ... Dog Owner
Ian Embleton Ian Embleton ... Night Porter
Keith Allen ... Milkman
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Storyline

Minister on a moral crusade employs young computer whizzkid Peter to infiltrate the London S&M scene. Peter has to gather evidence of physical "assaults" in order for the Minister to prosecute and shut the scene down. But Peter gets unwittingly drawn into it and falls for the Mistress Tanya Cheex. Written by Gareth Watkins <limey73@yahoo.com>

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A film about lust, law and latex.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clube do Fetiche See more »

Filming Locations:

Colchester, Essex, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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In April 2013 was one of the first handful of feature films successfully to restore and remaster via Kickstarter. See more »

Goofs

Miss Wilderspin says to Peter, "I see you attended Christ College. Oxford, or Cambridge?" There is no 'Christ College' at Oxford or Cambridge, though there is a Christ's College at Cambridge and Christ Church at Oxford. From other remarks made by Miss Wilderspin we are led to understand she is familiar with Oxford and Cambridge and very possibly went to one of the universities herself. So it is unlikely to be a mistake made by the character. See more »

Quotes

Tanya Cheex: Eugenie, stop electrocuting Peter!
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At the end of the credits is the line "The Producers wish to point out that no animals were improperly treated during the making of this motion picture; however, all the submissives were." See more »

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Featured in Hagan Reviews: Preaching to the Perverted (2012) See more »

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The Alien Spoke
By Mark Broom
Taken from the album 'Angie Is a Shoplifter'
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A fun, visual feast, very British!
24 April 2004 | by samtherubbermanSee all my reviews

First of all, let me say that I know nothing about the S&M scene in London or anywhere else for that matter. But from an outsider's viewpoint, I enjoyed this film a lot. Guinevere Turner was stunning and a great dominatrix, the film was fresh and funny, an interesting, amusing take on somewhat of a taboo subject. The film was on the whole a visual feast with good direction but not without its bad points. Christien Anholt as Peter was appalling. He simply cannot act. Lucky for him, there was so much else going on. The script is a bit clumsy and the ending a little anti-climatic but who cares when the film itself is so much fun? Extra credit for getting some great bit-part roles from Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston and Roger Lloyd-Pack (Trigger from "Only Fools and Horses"!).


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