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Domina (2014) is a short sci-fi film written & directed by Justin Staggs. Starring Jean Bardot as Domina, Ross Destiche as Atomic SlaveBot, Jeff Gulick as Bounty Hunter Overlord Prime, Tomahawk Tassels as Lazerhawk, Erik Lervold as Kunt Grotusk, and Catherine Campion as the voice of Domina.

Domina is an intergalactic bounty huntress on the trail of a fugitive SlaveBot. On the heels of a violent space battle, the two enemies crash down on an uncharted desert planet. Stranded, bored, and lonely for companionship, Domina resurrects the comatose SlaveBot to assist her while she awaits her rescue party. An unexpected relationship blossoms between the two beings and Domina’s feelings are put to the test when her band of violent Bounty Hunters finally arrive to rescue her. A twisted sci-fi tale with a dash of Robinson Crusoe and Romeo and Juliet.

Not rated. 9:38 run time. Watch the film here …

My thoughts… Domina is a beautiful love story about a robot slave and a REALLY lonely bounty huntress. Is the human-robot sex scene in Domina more disturbing than the puppet sex scene in Team America? No. Not even close. Anyway, I’m not a big fan of sci-fi fan but I do love this short film. The Twilight Zone-esque twist is cool, as is the film’s retro look. Domina is like Barbarella (1968) meets Robinson Crusoe On Mars (1964) mixed with an episode from the first season of the original Twilight Zone TV series (1959-64) called “The Lonely”. In that TZ episode, inmate Corry is sentenced to solitary confinement on a distant asteroid for 50 years and falls in love with a female robot named Alicia whom Captain Allenby left for Corry to help take his mind off the loneliness. When Corry is pardoned, Captain Allenby returns to take him home but Corry freaks because he can’t take Alicia with him, so Captain Allenby shoots her in the face revealing wires and circuitry to prove to Corry that she’s just a robot. The difference between Alicia and the Atomic SlaveBot, however, is that Alicia looks human. She’s a beautiful woman. In addition, Alicia and Corry don’t have sex. Well, the episode didn’t show them having sex, like Domina does – I mean it was 1959, right? Anyway, Domina has a different final twist and, overall, is a very cool film! Oh, and I love Domina’s high-heeled rubber spacesuit!

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