Based on an anonymous sex chatroom conversation from 2011, “Doormat Daddy” chronicles the inner struggle of a man – and then, men – who must reconcile their fetish for cuckoldry with the real-world spillover this entails. Ultimately it raises the questions: where does consent end and coercion begin? And what does vindication mean when you’re your own oppressor?

Director James Reade Venable was born in Manhattan, New York. He has been published a a photographer in Camas, The Emerson Review, 86 Logic, and 3 Elements Review. He was also the London Photo Festival’s February 2021 Competition Winner for the Theme: Magic. He lives in Gerpinnes, Belgium, with his wife and dog.