Official Screening: Brooklyn Film Festival
“Ultimately, Use Me is an engaging, intriguing ride. Blurring the line between fantasy and reality in ways both subtle and overt, it manages to keep you guessing right up until the end.” – Film Ink
“Use Me is a mind-bending feat of cinema in the way it not only meshes genres to create an absolutely compelling experience, but how the line of reality and fiction is so relentlessly smudged.”
Australian filmmaker Julian Shaw (as himself) travels to the United States to direct a documentary featuring ‘mental humiliatrix' Ceara Lynch (as herself). She dominates a new niche of online sex work and has made a fortune by humiliating men online without ever exposing herself or meeting them in person. With his camera in hand, Julian delves into Ceara's unconventional life, filming her while she shoots simulated sex scenes and while she teases and abuses men through her webcam. Soon, Julian develops feelings for her but could it be that Ceara is blackmailing clients who trusted her with deeply personal material? An initially tantalizing documentary project turns into a private investigation as the jilted Julian digs deeper into his subject’s morally questionable professional life. When he engineers a real-world encounter between Ceara and one of her suspected marks, what was meant to be entertainment becomes a matter of life and death.