So at this point no matter how real the torture looks, it just doesn't have the right effect.

I won't go into too much detail about the reason of the whipping, and why the beautiful (played by: Lupita Nyong'o) is being whipped by two different men (by a slave and by an overseer). Unfortunately, during most of the whipping we see the whipper only, or the face of Lupita combined with the whipper on the scene (front view) but again the reactions of the actress are priceless. We actually see small parts of her skin flying away after each strokes.

I'll write only about the scene itself which takes place at a southern plantation. I don't know how they did it, maybe CGI but very realistic I guess my question would be: Why must the torture be real?

Yik Yakker, I hope this answer clears up this thing a little bit.

I hope you enjoy my post about 12 Years a Slave which is most likely not real. a paraphrase from noted bondage enthusiast Bobby Kennedy, I think. SEG: I am so sorry to hear that de Mullotto has died.

So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.

I thought I'd give you a heads up about a the whipping scene which is far the best in my opinion I have seen so far in a mainstream movie.All the rest of the scenes I have watched, the women aren't very appealing to me, the positions they are put in aren't close to the Blakemore type positions which make the girls look hot and helpless.I would prefer a simulated ZFX film with Kim Noble Xed against the wall over this any day.I say you answered your question quite well, and you are quite right.If you watch the whipping scenes of 70s or 80s exploitation cinema you should realize how terrible most of these whipping scenes are.(My favorite was the Mary Bryant whipping scene before watching this one.) The scene is about 4-5 minutes long, which is quite a lot for a mainstream movie, where whipping scenes are usually quite shorter either because someone interrupts the whipping or because the scene is cut for any other reason.