Mainstreaming BDSM with Gomez and Morticia

I’ve read several articles (linked below) lately regarding how The Addams Family (particularly the 1991 movie) has had an influence on helping mainstream BDSM. Even in the original television show you could tell that Gomez and Morticia were very much in love and while there may have been very subtle references to a bit of kink, the social mores of that time simply didn’t allow for the expression of something so scandalous.

Moving forward though you can see in the 1991 movie where the relationship is definitely at least least a little kinky. The scene where Morticia tells Gomez how he wad “unhinged like some desperate howling demon.” Her next line says it all as she further elucidates, “Do it again.”

There are various scenes with a similar tone like this throughout the movie, ones that many children watching may have missed the undercurrent to, but certainly the adults understood it. And at the same time Gomez and Morticia were portrayed as a couple who were openly and very much in love with one another even while dealing with what was, for them, a mundane daily life.

You also see that it appears there is no clear cut dominant or submissive in the relationship and that they are switches who take turns being in charge. One of the articles brought up “50 Shades of Grey” and how it was somewhat vilified by various groups for its poor grasp of was BDSM is and of what feminism is. You never saw that with The Addams Family. Instead you saw a tight knit loving family where the parents exuded just a bit of playful sexuality and weren’t afraid to show their love in front of other people. For more on the take that The Addams Family is one of the best mainstream movies to highlight a happy and healthy BDSM relationship take a look at the articles below.

https://www.bustle.com/articles/191756-how-the-addams-family-totally-gets-bdsm-relationships-right

http://offbeathome.com/addams-family-bdsm/

A quick Google search should provide you with more information if you’re curious and want to find out more about how a weird Halloween movie from the early 90s became a laudable example of a good BDSM relationship.

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