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Ex-Dominatrix: A True Story

Kink, power-play and a tragic secret: meet the dominatrix who's done it all.

Ira was the ultimate mistress. Fetishists from all over the world sought her out as she became one of Europe’s most popular dominatrices. She was artistic, perverted, sadistic, and an icon in the fetish world – until one fateful session changed everything, sending Ira’s life spiralling in a new direction.  

This surprising documentary travels an unexpected journey from Europe to India, from shocking events to spiritual awakening. When Ira became a dominatrix in her thirties, the controlling tendencies she had had all her life made her perfect for the job. She was soon one of the most extreme dominatrices in Europe. Charismatic and creative, she was invited to perform at fetish parties, had clients from all over the world, and became a BDSM icon.  

Yet Ira’s world was turned upside down on the 22nd June 2010, when a British billionaire client died in one of her sessions. She had worked as a dominatrix for eleven years with no incidents, but the press seized on the scandal of a man being “dominated to death”, and Ira’s career was ruined. Her daughter, to whom she was extremely close, did everything she could to help her mother’s case. After two weeks in prison, a police reconstruction of the incident convinced the authorities to let her go, but the death of her client was only the beginning of her ordeal. 

Stream from Friday 13 April, 12:00pm.

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