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  • TV-MA
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 5.4  (2,140)

Submission is a 2016 SHOWTIME series starring Ashlynn Yennie, Justin Berti, Raylin Joy and others. It is an erotic drama that explores the world of BDSM and follows the journey of a young documentary filmmaker named Ashley (Yennie) to uncover the mysteries of the BDSM subculture. Ashley is struggling to find her place in the world and decides to make a film about BDSM, hoping to better understand the psyche of those who engage in this lifestyle.

The series begins with Ashley attending a BDSM party where she meets a charismatic and handsome Dom named Dylan (Berti). Dylan takes an interest in her and introduces her to the world of BDSM. She is initially hesitant but after some coaxing, she agrees to become his submissive. Dylan is everything that Ashley has ever wanted in a man, and she is quickly drawn into his world of dominance and submission.

However, things become complicated when Ashley discovers that Dylan has other submissives, including his main submissive, Jules (Joy), who is fiercely jealous of Ashley's presence in Dylan's life. As Ashley becomes more embroiled in Dylan's world, she begins to question her own desires and motivations. She realizes that she may have fallen in love with Dylan, but also that she may not be cut out for the BDSM lifestyle.

The show explores themes of power dynamics, relationships, love, and consent within the context of BDSM. It takes a nuanced approach to BDSM, neither glorifying nor demonizing it. The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, and the show delves into their pasts and motivations, giving the audience a deeper understanding of their actions and choices.

Aside from the BDSM theme, Submission also touches on other social issues such as sexism, power imbalances, and sexual harassment. Ashley's struggles as a young woman trying to make it in the filmmaking industry are relatable, and her experiences resonate with many women who have faced similar obstacles in their careers.

Overall, Submission is a thought-provoking and engaging series that presents BDSM in a mature and respectful manner. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring the world of BDSM or those who enjoy erotic dramas. The performances by the cast, particularly Ashlynn Yennie, are stellar and captivating, making it easy to get invested in the characters and their stories.

Submission is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 12, 2016.

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6. Domination
June 16, 2016
In the season finale, Elliott and Ashley's relationship reaches a turning point.
5. Safeword
June 9, 2016
Ashley and Jules push the limits of their sexual boundaries. Dylan plots her revenge.
4. Master
June 2, 2016
Ashley and Elliot heat things up. Dylan is aware of a threat.
3. Smut
May 26, 2016
Elliott takes advantage of Dylan's sexual prey while Ashley's ex plays a prank on her. Jules reconnects with her secret affair during her birthday party. Ashley is instantly attracted to Elliott, but when he leaves with another woman wonders if her feelings are one-sided.
2. Control
May 19, 2016
Ashley finds out more about Dylan's alternative sex life while on a manhunt for the elusive Nolan Keats. The girls' book club leads to some controversial and erotic stories.
1. Slave
May 12, 2016
Wanting to take control of her romantic life, Ashley leaves her dusty, damaged relationship and moves to the small town of Ivy, where her best friend Jules welcomes her as a new roommate. A chance meeting at the local coffee shop not only lands Ashley a new job, but a glimpse of the sexual openness of Dylan, whose sexual liaison with store owner Raif opens Ashley up to a whole new world of sensuality. Ashley becomes obsessed with Nolan Keats, a local author of erotic fiction.
Where to Watch Submission
Submission is available for streaming on the SHOWTIME website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Submission on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    May 12, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (2,140)