REMEDY follows a young woman from the underground kink clubs of New York City to a commercial BDSM dungeon where her job is to embody the sexual and psychological fantasies of complete strangers.
The woman, referred to only by her working pseudonym “Remedy,” interviews for a job at the dungeon, admitting that her tastes trend toward the submissive. The owner, an active pro-domme herself, hires Remedy exclusively as a dominant, or “top,” as she does not allow new hires to take sub sessions.
But Remedy’s personal proclivities soon peek through the dominant veneer; she begins to show her “compliant” side to a few of her regulars. And her reluctance to put her face in the print advertisement causes Remedy’s business to slow. Soon an unscrupulous night manager “asks” Remedy to start taking sessions where she, not the client, is the slave for the hour. The job sounds easy and the money is better — she accepts. Remedy quickly realizes that her submissive interests outside the dungeon do not prepare her for the pressures and risks of this side of the sexual service industry. Should she leave? Or should she stay and prove to everyone — including herself — that she can handle it?
REMEDY is the universal story of a woman who gets involved in something that seems manageable, only to find out that it isn’t — yet pride won’t let her walk away.
Based on director Cheyenne Picardo’s own experiences working as a pro-switch in New York, REMEDY explores the good, the bad, the offensive, the cruel, the hysterical, and the plain weird aspects of the commercial BDSM world, without passing judgment. It does provide insight into what this world is like, but only as fast as Remedy herself gets the information, and no faster.
Synopsis by Cheyenne Picardo, remedyfilm.com