“Fifty Shades of Grey” might be coming to the theaters, but if you want to get a jump on the sexual thrills and chills, then watch out for the sexual thriller “Bound,” starring Daniel Baldwin and Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). The film also stars Terrell Owens (“About Last Night,” “Any Given Sunday”) and Bryce Draper (“Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots”).

The film comes from The Asylum, the production company that has created such fan-favorite hits like “Sharknado” and “Z Nation.” The company is once again working with writer/director Jared Cohn, known for “Born Bad” and “Hold Your Breath.” The film stars Carpenter as a woman who comes into contact with a younger man who has a penchant for bondage:

In a world of dominance, submission and lust, the story follows the life of Michelle Milan (Carpenter), a wealthy divorcé and single mother working for her father, Walter (Baldwin), a Beverly Hills real estate mogul. Milan meets Ryan Black (Draper), a bold and sexually adventurous younger man who introduces her to the world of BDSM. Milan’s high-pressure life and values are thrown into question by her newfound romance, as she strives to navigate through a labyrinth of dangerous love and lust, high-powered business decisions and keeping her family and her sanity in one piece.

Cohn called the film “[a] modern, suggestively dangerous romp where power and dominance can be used for good and evil, BOUND captivates and surprises from the very first scene.” He also said in a statement that he’s excited to present the film to the public.

“We’re thrilled to bring ‘Bound’ to audiences, a film that has been compared to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in that it addresses the subject of BDSM,” he said. “However, our story is a very distinctive and pointedly modern version of the traditional dominant/submissive stereotype. At the very core, ‘Bound’ is a movie about personal growth that comes from fighting for yourself no matter what the circumstances or the cost.”

David Michael Latt, the head of production for The Asylum, also praised the film, saying in a statement, “Jared Cohn truly succeeds in creating a commercially viable film that remains true to its artistic integrity. ‘Bound’ offers a unique take on a very current and relevant subject with brilliant performances by a stellar cast.”

“The film is a perfect fit for the current global market that has become seduced by the mysterious world of BDSM,” Latt continued. “‘Bound’ does more than reveal secrets from this world – it is a story that pushes gender roles and pushes the limits of what we think we know in general.”

“Bound” will be in theaters at midnight, Jan. 9 as well as have a simultaneous release across HD online platforms, beginning with iTunes.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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