Moonlight Whispers

Moonlight Whispers

Takuya (Kenji Mizuhashi) has admired Satsuki (Tsugumi) from afar for years—taking Kendo in order to be closer to her. Eventually they begin dating, much to his glee.

One day he stays home from school with a cold and she cuts class to take care of him. After sharing some of the most passionless kisses in all of filmdom (imagine smooshing two bored marshmallows together) they attempt to have sex. It becomes obvious it’s her first time, as she’s in a great deal of pain and he stops, saying he couldn’t do that to her.

Takuya isn’t interested in sex, though. He’d rather listen to her using the loo, be her dog, have her hit him on the head in Kendo, smell her socks. When she finds out she breaks it off, calling him a pervert.

Satsuki finds the hold she has over Takuya intoxicating, though. She orders him to watch her on a date with his friend and he complies. Their relationship develops more D/s elements from there and Satsuki works out what she really enjoys about having a human dog (not in a pet play sense, more of a slave sense). Shades of Wanda von Dunajew, that one. He’s happy to go along with this because he’s got a little of the Severin about him.

What I’m saying is that there’s quite a bit of the Venus in Furs element happening in their relationship, which suits them both.

Based on the manga Gekko no sasayaki by Masahiko Kikuni, Moonlight Whispers was released in 1999 and will definitely appeal to foot fetishists and men who wish to be dominated by cold women.

It could be a little slow at times, but overall was worth the watch. 4/5

Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs by Velvet Underground & Nico

Lyrics by Lou Reed

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

This song is based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic Venus in Furs, which is about a young man’s (Severin) obsession with a beautiful woman. He wants to be used by her in every way.

Sacher-Masoch is where the word ‘masochist’ is derived.