Recently, I screened Remedy as part of the Bright Lights film screening series curated by Anna Feder. Afterward I had a Q&A and conversation with notable journalist Melissa Gira Grant, author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. Here is a write-up in the Boston Globe that appeared the next day!
I’m a terrible self-promoter, so it comes as no surprise to me how there are still so many sex workers, including dommes in my own home city, who have NO IDEA that Remedy exists. Such was the case with SWOPnsw, where I saw a tweet that was asking for “coming out stories.” I replied that […]
Sometimes you get reviews that you expect. Sometimes you get reviews you don’t, and those can be a mixed bag. These days viewer reactions can come in the form of the dreaded comments section, arbitrary star ratings assigned by folks who were expecting a skin flick, or (even worse) trollings from folks who never even […]
A critic who saw the film at the 2014 Berlin PornFilmFestival published his review to coincide with the German DVD release! Click here to read the review!
Last week I went up to the Boston Underground Film Festival, where REMEDY was a super late addition to the party, but apparently every bit as welcome… BECAUSE REMEDY WON THE DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE!!! And yes, the statue looks just like that. Sometimes as a filmmaker you read a review where the […]
REMEDY was written up by WBUR The Artery prior to the Boston Underground Film Festival last weekend. Read the article here!
Click here to read the review in the original German. “Remedy” by Cheyenne Picardo is a film about sex work that succeeds without dark secrets These days, when looming shadows in 50 shades of gray are poised to introduce sadomasochism not just to housewife-literature but also to blockbuster cinema, at the periphery of all the […]
I was interviewed recently by Neo of SMler.de, a wonderful and comprehensive German kink blog. Since the interview was translated — in the process making me aware of wonderful German compound nouns like “Lacklederballettstiefeln” — I’ve included my original answers to her questions below. What is your movie Remedy all about? Remedy is an autobiographical […]
Not about my movie, per se, but about The Movie and The Book that is the primary reason I have way better SEO than I deserve. (Spoken like a true submissive.) I chugged the book last weekend, and while the movie was pretty darned dreadful, the conversation I had with the reporter was fantastic. We […]
The finished film depicts a dark, dingy world. “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” as Lou Reed would say. – Miss Passion (Orion) Click here to see the original blogpost by Miss Passion! (Translation by Nina Gielen.) Fetish and BDSM Film Tip: Remedy The dominatrix “Mistress Remedy” is the subject of the fetish-themed film […]
…authentic, honest, different, mundane and surprising … an insight into the professional world of BDSM that we have not seen before. – Gregor Torinus (Spielfilm) Click here to read the review in Spielfilm.de! (Translation below from Toby Tentakel.) Review: Remedy (2014) Rating: 4 / 5 The upcoming film adaptation of the soft BDSM bestseller 50 Shades of Grey is […]
REMEDY tells of an excess of intensity in the BDSM sessions, something that can not be simply shut off in daily life. – Indiekino Here is a link to the review in the original German, where REMEDY gets contrasted with a German sex work film, TOP GIRL! TOP GIRL & REMEDY Sex and Economics With Ulrich Seidl’s […]
Her autobiographically tinged drama is a world apart from E.L. James’s conservative hokum. -Filmgazette Link to the original review here! Or read the English translation, generously provided by filmmaker Nina Gielen. A top, close to hitting bottom To not immediately think of the “biggest international best-seller in recent years” at the mere mention of “BDSM” might […]
REMEDY tells of the emotional journey of the leading woman in a seductive low-budget indie look, that reminds a bit of cinema verité and the style of Wong Kar-Wai … but is in any case a far cry from high-gloss productions like EYES WIDE SHUT. – Programmkino REMEDY got reviewed by Programmkino.de! (Translation by Toby Tentakel.) A club in […]
These both appeared in Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest newspaper.
Three links to REMEDY mentions from the recent Madrid screening on May 17.
I had the pleasure of meeting Barcelona filmmaker and blogger Lucie Blush at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto in early April. (Please check out her blog by clicking here — it’s a wonderful collection of reviews, musings and much much more. Especially good for folks who keep asking where the good porn is at…) […]
Quoted with permission from the Fetisch Film Festival Facebook Page: Yesterday’s screening of REMEDY by Cheyenne Picardo was amazing. The crowd was blown away by it, and stayed and talked about it in the cinema lounge for over an hour after the film ended. To my mind, REMEDY is fantastic – it feels extremely TRUE, […]
The wonderful review… … and the follow up interview. I couldn’t ask for better than these! No matter what happens, I know the people I care about the most love the film.
A few weeks ago, when I was in a taxi cab to JFK, I spoke to journalist Chris Hall about sex work and REMEDY. Read the article here!
“The film is by no means a litany of horrors. It shows the positive moments and even the mundane ones. This is working in a house dungeon, in all of its awkward, bizarre, horrifying, hilarious, heart-wrenching glory. This is also the story of entering, and the story of leaving.” Perhaps the best review I could […]
There are definitely going to be those who see Remedy as a cautionary tale about a young woman losing herself in sex work. But that reduces Remedy’s story to cheap melodrama and misses the point entirely. Remedy isn’t the movie that you’d show someone to sell them on the idea of becoming a pro domme, […]
While Remedy is still securing funding for a much wider release, I can assure you that after having seen the film it would be criminal for this small, independent, character study film not to be playing in art house theaters across the country. When you go in to watch a film with a BDSM theme […]
In the days leading up to the world premiere as the opening film for CineKink 2013, REMEDY director Cheyenne Picardo was interviewed by Filmmaker Magazine. Click here to read the article! REMEDY was awarded Best Narrative Feature The CineKink Festival was an ideal venue for Remedy’s premiere, and we were honored to be selected […]
Click Here to read the full article. (Article by Megan M. Garwood.) “Support MFA dream of SVA graduate Cheyenne Picardo by contributing to the post-production of Remedy. On the film’s website, Picardo explains Remedy as “a narrative feature about a young woman who becomes a sex worker almost by accident – first as a dominatrix, then transitioning into […]
Our experiences filming the titles for Remedy led us to AbelCinetech, where my DP and I sat on the floor of the store zapping ourselves with a violet wand to see which camera would film it effectively. We apparently inspired this article: Help Desk: What’s a Violet Wand? By Andy Shipsides — September 6, 2011