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Preaching to the Perverted (1998)

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A young man learns that love hurts (or at least it does if you're doing it right) in this saucy comedy from England. Henry Harding (Tom Bell) is a member of British Parliament and a self-styled moral crusader who is deeply disturbed by reports that Tanya Cheex (Guinevere Turner), a dominatrix from the U.S., has opened a night club for S&M enthusiasts in England. Harding is determined to put Cheex out of business, but first he needs to collect evidence of her activities, so Harding persuades Peter Emery (Christian Anholt) -- a young man with political ambitions, Christian principles, and his virginity intact -- to attend the club incognito and videotape the proceedings. To Peter's great surprise, he discovers that he rather likes a bit of spanking and leather fetishism, and he soon becomes quite infatuated with Tanya, making him all the less inclined to help shut down her club. Preaching to the Perverted presented Guinevere Turner in her first starring role after her breakthrough in the acclaimed independent feature Go Fish. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Guinevere Turner
as Tanya Cheex
Christien Anholt
as Peter Emery
Tom Bell
as Henry Harding
Julie Graham
as Eugenie
Julian Wadham
as M'Learned Friend
Georgina Hale
as Miss Wilderspin
Ricky Tomlinson
as Fibbin' Gibbins
Don Henderson
as Commander Cope
Sue Johnston
as Esmeralda
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Mr. Cutts-Watson
Keith Allen
as Milkman
Phil Atkinson
as Village Bobby
Wayne Aveline
as Transvestites
Imogen Bain
as Mrs. Cutts Watson
Coral Beed
as Tanya's Priestesses
Bingoboys
as Angle Grinder
Jelena Budimir
as Feminist PM
Selina Charlier
as Dance Double
Andy Coath
as Mr. Happy
Alison Cocks
as Tanya's Priestesses
Thomas Connor
as Milk Boy
Melanie Cooley
as Fetish Girl
Stuart Who Cumski
as Gay Browser
Trixie Demar
as Chaos Clown
Marianne Edwards
as Tanya's Priestesses
Ian Embleton
as Night Porter
Enzo
as Lunk
John Farnham
as Bouncer/Roadie
Keeley Flanders
as Tanya As A Child
Clare Ellen Fray
as Tanya's Priestesses
Annick Frezier
as Tanya's Priestesses
Sarah George
as Slave Louise
Dick Hardy
as Hooded Man
Jennie Ibes
as Fetish Girl
Edward Jewesbury
as Judge Yell
Sheldon Lee
as Thrashed Man
Emma Lewis
as Female Hack
Lila Lifely
as Trazepe Artist
Patrick Lilley
as Gay Browser
Pete Mastin
as Chaos Clown, Club MC
Miss Kimberley
as Auctioneer
Paul Neesham
as Performance Artist
Lucy O'Neil-Taylor
as Tanya's Priestesses/Angle Grinder
Lolo Pigalle
as Fetish Girl
Peter Pleased
as Transvestites
Alex Pooley
as Child With Puppy
Emma Pyne
as Fetish Girl
Nina Rai
as Fetish Girl
Betty Ronson
as Fetish Girl
The Shend
as Bouncer
Leila St. John
as Fetish Girl
Simone St. John
as Fetish Girl
Desmond Tutu
as Performer With Penis
Susi Woodruffe
as Fetish Nun
David Yelland
as Fetish Girl
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Critic Reviews for Preaching to the Perverted

All Critics (4)

The majority of Preaching to the Perverted is just unpleasant to sit through...

Full Review… | October 22, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

rarely funny

September 22, 2003
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Preaching to the Perverted

Silly plot, and uneven blend of comedy, and seriousness. I put it out of the 2 star ranking, for some excellent eye candy, a few hot sequences, and audacity. The star Guinevere Turner is something else...

Chuck Nolan
Chuck Nolan

A man learns that SnM isn't that bad. And neither is all the crazy leather freaks... Kinky in a carnival-like way.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti
½

Weird & kinky- both the way Stuart Urban directed & the story itself. Was quite a decent drama with certain sense off dark humour actually but suppressed by abundant S&M sexual explicit scenes.

WS Wu
WS Wu

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