Claes Lilja’s “Beyond Vanilla” will begin midnight screenings on August 29th at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles.
“Beyond Vanilla” explores the kinkier aspects of sex on the other side of vanilla. With interviews, demonstrations and a good dose of how-to instructions, this documentary covers the gamut of fetishes and SM practices in an unforgettable journey to the wilder side of sex. Sharing fantasies, experiences and pleasure, the over 100 people interviewed in the film help blur the boundaries and shed new light on sexuality and sexual practices. For the curious, the voyeur, or the enthusiast, this is a fascinating glimpse into the world of high performance sexual athletes, where the boundaries of gay, straight, bi or transgender seem almost irrelevant. The subjects are academics, doctors, lawyers, pornographers, porn stars, sex workers and freelance hedonists who offer an insider’s view of how to embrace extreme fantasies.