Stories where the hard-charging protagonist is submissive or masochistic
December 21, 2013 5:12 PM Subscribe
[NSFW?] I am looking for fiction (books/movies/short stories/TV/etc) of a non-erotic nature
where a hard-charging and strong-willed protagonist is revealed to possess a submissive or masochistic side.
posted by 99percentfake to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
One example would be Oxygen (1999)
where a hardcore detective (played by Maura Tierney) has an extramarital affair that is sadomasochistic in nature. It is later revealed that she has been consensually burned with cigarettes. Oxygen
's writer/director explained that this subplot supported parts of her character's psychology.
Can you think of other examples? The stories should be non-erotic in nature where the BDSM angle is in the background (or not explicitly shown).
Thank you for your time.