Cleo Uebelmann – Mano destra (1986)


Drama. Dressed in dominatrix leather fetish wear, the director pictures herself tying up her consenting girlfriend in frozen black and white images cut to the sound of high-heels clattering down a never-ending corridor.

“The German Swiss artist Cleo Uebelmann created a myth called “Mano Destra“ when she was only 22 years of age. This tough, black and white movie was first screened 1985 at the first SM Conference for Women „Secret Minds“ in Cologne and initiated a debate about SM. The movie displays a bondage session of dominatrix and her playmate, which demands absolute attention and awareness for both of them. The music, played by the female new wave band Vinyl is as cultic as the movie is a historical document of the SM movement.” (PorYes)

“Mano Destra is a lesbian art film by the Swiss filmmaker Cleo Übelmann, released in 1986. In black and white, Mano Destra (Italian for “right hand”) is a study of erotic objectification which depicts one woman tying up another woman in a lengthy act of consensual bondage. Made in Switzerland, the film is 53 minutes long.
Images from the film were later published in 1988 as part of a book, The Dominas – Mano Destra by the Cleo Uebelmann-Group.” (Wiki)

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