Film fans invited to play a part in restoring cult fetish scene film

Graham Robson April 11, 2013

Preaching to the Converted

Fans of the cult British film Preaching to the Perverted, the first mainstream film set squarely on the fetish club scene, have been invited to play a part in its digital restoration.

Preaching to the ConvertedWritten and directed by double Bafta-winner Stuart Urban in 1997, this high camp British romp, which was dropped by the BBC as being too racy, was inspired by actual trials of kinksters and people practising consensual BDSM, and features Christien Anholt and lesbian icon Guinevere Turner, alongside a cast and crew drawn from the fetish, BDSM and LGBT scenes.

Sadly, the technology used to make it has meant that a revival on Blu-ray and HD digital download requires extensive restoration work, and so the production company have launched a campaign on crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, to restore and remaster the 35mm original, a project expected to cost £18,000.

Tim Woodward of fetish/BDSM magazine Skin Two, said:

“This is the only really good film ever made that’s set in the BDSM/fetish world. Every fetish person should see it”.

The cast and director are reuniting for this appeal and are offering over £2,000 worth of rewards and prizes to get people active on social media to promote the campaign. Amongst the incentives offered to donors is ‘dinner with a dominatrix’ as well as opportunities to take part in events planned to celebrate the revival.

Stuart Urban, said:

“Unlike the studios, we indies don’t have deep pockets to remaster our 35mm work, so crowd funding to our loyal fans represents the fresh and ideal way to save this film.”

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Preaching to the Converted
Preaching to the Converted