Bonding on Netflix – a quick review
If you have Netflix you may have noticed a new mini series advertised that looks kinky. It’s about a pro Domme and her friend who works as her assistant.
The good things about this series is it really attempts to portray both the Dominant and submissive characters as real people. It’s not all just kinky titilation, a lot of the show is about the characters and their lives and how they juggle this being their part time work and something they enjoy vs having a normal life and telling friends and partners. You get to see the characters grow in confidence and happiness in their lives the more they embrace this part of themselves and begin to communicate better in their everyday lives the longer they explore kink in their work lives.
There is also some discussion about boundaries and negotiations and some clue about consent. And it doesn’t focus on the idea that the people are into kink because of a broken past which was a big issue with The Secretary.
And finally the show embraces a whole range of kinks and fetishes in a way that doesn’t feel too judgemental or just trying to portray kinky people as freaks (but some of the scenes can occasionally feel like titlation for the viewer.)
The issue of consent isn’t handled perfectly, particularly the Domme towards her friend who assists her – she doesn’t often tell him what to expect and bullies him into doing things he doesn’t seem comfortable with. The excuse in the plot is that they are best friends and it’s for his own good otherwise he’d never try anything outside his comfort zone but it made me feel uncomfortable a few times while watching.
The outfits are good but some of the kink kit looks naff and there is, as you’d expect, little correct handling of whips and good rope work, but maybe if a second series is made they will have the budget by then to employ someone to advise on those aspects. But little is actually shown of that kind of thing during the show so it’s not showing many bad habits to newbies watching.
Overall this is a fun comedy show that doesn’t do too bad a job of portraying kink. I see the fact that it is on mainstream release on Netflix and currently being promoted by them when you log in a positive thing for the scene becoming more socially acceptable. This makes life easier for so many people. The more kink becomes acceptable the easier it is to mention to partners and friends, and the less people feel they have to hide a part of who they are and feel scared all the time incase they are found out. Encouraging people to express themselves and be open minded about who they really are and what they might like is a good thing for individuals and society as a whole.
AND NOW FOR REVIEWS OF Bondatrix….
Really well made! Love the sturdiness and strength of the product. 12th July 2019
Very soft rope. Great gift for my partner. 5th July 2019
Thanks for the custom handle. 2nd June 2019
Arrived quickly and lovely rope. 20th May 2019
Love the desiGn and the leather feels great. Tempted to get the whole set now. 16th March 2019.
Fantastic item, well made. Does the job, already worn it all weekend. 4th February 2019.
I love it. Not sure the sub will. 14th December 2018
Had been eyeing this up at the events on the stall for ages, glad I finally treated myself. 26th November 2018.
Great item, custom made, fits great. 8th September 2018.
Really informative class. I think our play scenes will be a lot more interesting now – looking forward to trying out what we learnt and the new toys. 20th July 2018
Very happy with my kilt and fits well. 15th May 2018.
Thank you for taking the time to understand what I needed for my play scene. Your advise on what to buy was very useful. 3rd April 2018
Good communication and arrived swiftly. 9th February 2018
Gorgeous flogger and cuffs. Love the Velcro design. We will be back. 22 November 2017
So happy with your work. Thanks for the great items. 13th October 2017
The beautiful cuffs arrived yesterday, and I picked them up today. They are exactly what I wanted. You even remembered to do the extra velcro. Many thanks for your very professional and friendly help, and your beautiful designs–it all makes them extra special to play with. 16th August 2017
I recieved the custom skirt following June BBB and it fits wonderfully. 5th July 2017
The order was received and we arE VERY satisfied 🙂 Top quality, both cuffs and canes. Thank you! 13 March 2017
Dress has arrived, and it is super thank you. 29th December 2016
I am highly impressed with the high quality of the materials and workmanship of my Gear Bag. My expectations were low due to several prior transactions with U.K. manufacturers (of non-lifestyle goods). 3rd December 2016
I will most happily recommend your goods. 2nd November 2016
a big thank you for taking in the pink tutu and adding the sparkle – it’s great! 27th June 2016
the floggers arrived safely this morning. They are great – many many thanks for your great service and communication. 17th June 2016
Everything looks great! Indeed, good choice for the slapper crop, I like that brand and it looks quite sturdy too. They’re all great quality toys, in fact, I’m sure they’ll last me a while. That doesn’t mean I won’t be back for other stuff soon enough. 🙂 29th April 2016
Great item. Thanks! 15th March 2016
Thanks so much for sending this so quickly. I wore it today and it drew in lots of comments. 7 February 2016
thank you, it fits beautifully. 19th January 2016
Thanks for the jock strap. Feels great and went down really well at the club. 18th November 2015
Hi to all,
May I say what a wonderful reception I got from Bondatrix. I am a crossdresser and recently found this company. All my questions were answered, and nerves quashed. All their products are of a high quality and standard.
Purchased so far off the peg, 2 pvc skirts and a see through top. Wow!!! I am over the moon. I’ve also had a skirt made to measure to my specifications, no problem to the seamstress.
Great value and service. I will be buying more from them soon. So don’t be shy, see their stand at BBB or shop online, for all your requirements.
I’ve always loved bandeaus but couldn’t find the style I had visualised on-line anywhere – I also wanted it in PVC which probably didn’t help 🙂 On impulse, I visited the London Alternative Market, but still nothing even close.
At the Bondatrix stall, whilst discussing modifications to one of her PVC mini-skirts I asked Vicky about a bandeau-style top, and we quickly became engrossed in a discussion on my vision. Suggestions were made, dropped, modified & generally messed with until Vicky (and I) had a clear idea of what I wanted and how she could make it work.
Vicky was also very kind during the whole period, I was pretty nervous about the whole shopping for women’s clothing in public thing (being a TV), but she was very patient and understanding, which was very much appreciated.
I had paid for the express service on Sunday and the top arrived on the Wednesday, so express it was.
And the top is – perfect! Absolutely what I had in mind and just totally gorgeous.
I cannot express enough my gratitude for the assistance in bringing a vague idea into such vibrant life.