Tops & Bottoms | 1999

Documentary
A historical overview of sadomasochism and the relationships between tops (masters) and bottoms (slaves). By examining the work of Marquis de Sade, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Richard von Kraftt-Ebing and Erich Fromm ...more

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Barking at Moon Productions

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Canada Council

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Canadian Film Board Women's Equity Program

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Canadian Television Fund

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Knowledge Network

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Synopsis

A historical overview of sadomasochism and the relationships between tops (masters) and bottoms (slaves). By examining the work of Marquis de Sade, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Richard von Kraftt-Ebing and Erich Fromm, the history of the movement is contextualized. In addition, the relationship between contemporary Toronto sadomasochists Robert and Mary Dante is examined.

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