Sex & the Single Mom
After years of marriage Delaine Morris (Ashley Jones) finally grows tired of being bossed around and bullied by her cheating husband Robert (Scott Gibson) and calls an end to it. But now a single mum Delaine finds herself joining a dating website where the mysterious The Duke (Alex Carter) makes contact with her asking whether she would be interested in becoming a sub to his dom. Despite concerns and knowing nothing of this way of life Delaine starts taking advice from The Duke when it comes to gaining control of her sexuality.
"50 Shades of Grey" it isn't but "The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom" is a bemusing little made for TV movie which doesn't really try to be erotic despite its subject matter but give a glimpse in to the whole sub/dom culture. Now I have to admit I know next to nothing about the sub/dom culture and for that reason I cannot say how accurately this movie portrays it but it certainly ends up interesting when it comes to explaining what it is all about and how in this case Delaine takes control of her life and attitude to relationships thanks to the positive lessons which The Duke gives her.
Now as I said "The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom" is interesting but I am at a sort of at a loss what to say because basically what you get, with a lot of journal like narration from Delaine, is her journey from house wife dominated by her husband to a sexually confident woman who whilst allowing The Duke to dominate her when they meet allows him to and has the confidence to do so. But that is it and whilst Ashley Jones plays her part well I have to say that I know before the week is out I will have forgotten all about "The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom".
What this all boils down to is that "The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom" is certainly an interesting movie which tries to inform the audience in a positive way about the sub/dom culture. And it kind of achieves this in a safe way but in doing so also ends up pretty forgettable.