The film was directed by Matthew A. Brown and stars Ashley C. Williams.
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You gotta feel for Julia. The young medical assistant takes a chance on the New York dating scene and visits Pierce at his spacious Manhattan loft alone. She even drinks the champagne he pours her ("Shipwrecked," he calls it). But in the big city, sometimes the worst case scenario in your head isn't even as bad as things can get: Julia is drugged, but conscious, as Pierce and three of his friends take turns raping and beating her, before leaving her for dead in a Laura Palmer bag by the river.
Poor Julia doesn't go to the cops, the hospital, or even a crisis center. She just tends to her wounds and tries to go back to her day-to-day, which, of course, is impossible. At a bar, she overhears a young woman talking about an unusual therapist who specializes in rape victims. She digs around, getting the attention of a leather-clad badass named Sadie (a commanding Tahyna Tozzi). Sadie takes her to Dr. Sgundud, who tells her that he'll take her on as a patient, but only if she completely gives herself over to him and his specialized program. Above everything else, that means she cannot take matters into her own hands; she is promised some sort of violent catharsis at some point, but going after the punks that raped her puts her squarely into "victim" territory, which the program is directly against.
I don't think I need to mention that the program may not be the most positive thing in the
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