Love & Leashes (2022)
February 12, 2022 3:42 PM - Subscribe

"Love never hurt so good for two co-workers who enter a contractual relationship as partners in consensual play, pleasure and pain." Starring Seohyun and Lee Joon-Young.

Highly recommend. This is possibly the best BDSM romcom film of any type I've ever seen - sympathetic, realistic, and supportive. Someone clearly did their research. It's also a pretty good romcom in and of itself. Currently streaming on Netflix in Canada, but I don't know about other countries.
posted by Mogur (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It's also streaming on netflix USA.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:15 PM on February 12, 2022

The Review Geek review: "Korean office rom-com Love and Leashes (Netflix) launches just in time for Valentine’s Day. It centres its premise on sexual preferences outside the norm – ‘it’s not wrong, it’s different.’ The original Korean title, Moral Sense, lends a completely different vibe and is perhaps more tuned in to the real message about the masks we wear. While it’s provocative and fun, let’s be clear – this will not overly push your boundaries. Not even glancing the ‘Fifty Shades’ realm, it does, like so many Asian dramas, take an out-of-the-ordinary topic and humanize it. And as ever, raises what’s seen as a person’s flaw and turns it into appeal – for the right partner. As my grandmother used to say, ‘A lid for every pot.’"

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posted by oh yeah! at 6:40 AM on February 13, 2022

From the initial promos, I was worried the 'second-hand-embarrassment cringe' level would be high, but, it wasn't too bad ultimately. And, it really was such a sweetly romantic kink-positive movie.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:50 AM on February 13, 2022

Definitely. One thing I liked was that they made mistakes, learned from them, and the relationship kept going.
posted by Mogur at 3:15 PM on February 13, 2022

I wonder what Korean word they are translating as 'master'?
posted by Mogur at 4:23 PM on February 14, 2022

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie - it was entertaining and educational.

Mogur, I saw this clip after reading your question, and the last word spoken is "Master" (according to the subtitle). To me it sounds like he's saying "ju-in" - and according to Google it means master.
posted by kbar1 at 5:51 PM on February 15, 2022

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