Purportedly a smoldering epic about sadomasochism (based on a steamy novel by Elizabeth McNeill), this film hedges almost every bet. It's an exploitation film with very little to exploit.
John (Mickey Rourke) is an affluent Wall Street arbitrageur; Elizabeth (Kim Basinger) is a freshly divorced art gallery owner in Manhattan's fashionable SoHo district. They first see each other in a Chinese poultry market, and it's lust at first sight. They meet again later at a flea market,
whereupon he whisks her to his houseboat on the Hudson River. But sex turns into something more than simple frolicking, since John enjoys blindfolds, light bondage, whipped cream, and othe...