Vice & Consent

Qualifiers & Questions

Interviewee Qualifications:

  1. Must be out (no one should be "outed" by this documentary)
  2. Must be adult (over 22 years old)
  3. Must have at least 3 years experience in the community

Interview Questions:  SWAF (Steady-shot, White balance, Audio, Focus)

  1. Name and affirmation? Release form?
  2. When did you first become aware of what you’re currently into? What precipitated this awareness?
  3. What were your feelings about yourself and your desires?
  4. What was your sense of how others would feel about this?
  5. How did you first become aware that others might share your desires?
  6. Describe your first BDSM encounter with someone? Was it your idea or theirs?
  7. How has your self image evolved over time from your first awakenings to now?
  8. How have your preferences and play activity evolved over time?
  9. How do you feel about yourself now (as a community member)?
  10. What was your most satisfying moment in BDSM to date? Your scariest moment? Funniest? Strangest? Most uncomfortable? Most proud? Most erotic?
  11. How has the internet affected the scene? Accessibility? Types of people (age, preference, sincerity)?
  12. Do you feel the internet has colored the perception of the scene in any way?
  13. Has the internet improved the scene, hurt the scene, or not had much impact?
  14. How has the scene affected your views on intimacy, if at all?
  15. What is the most important thing to tell someone just waking up to their kink?
  16. What do you feel or think about people outside the scene and their opinions?
  17. What (if anything) needs to be said to those outside the scene?
  18. What is rewarding/satisfying to you about the scene?
  19. Why do you love BDSM?