The South Korean entertainment industry has been taking leaps and bounds in adopting bolder and more spicy subjects of romance. With K-dramas like ‘Nevertheless’ and ‘My Name,’ both of which have been rated 18+, it has already been pushing the conservative boundaries of Korean content. The latest addition to this non-stereotypical romance is going to be the Netflix original movie, ‘Love and Leashes’. Soon after the teaser for the drama was released by the streaming giant, giving us a sneak peek of an unlikely romance, people couldn’t help but look forward to the movie’s launch. We suggest you mark the calendars too! The movie has been directed by Park Hyun Jin, the renowned director known for his take on the 2017 series ‘Idol Fever’.
The global date of release, cast details, and the intriguing plotline, everything has been revealed, and we are here to enlighten you on it. Here is everything you would like to know about this romance-drama movie, ‘Love and Leashes’.
Love and Leashes Release Date
The movie ‘Love and Leashes’ is getting a worldwide release on Netflix on February 11, 2022, just during Valentine’s week of this year. It is going to entertain the viewers for 1 hour and 57 minutes straight, so back yourself up with some popcorn and close company! Netflix had dropped the thirty seconds teaser earlier this week, and it indeed seems promising. The teaser of ‘Love and Leashes’ has caught its spectators surprised with its unusual take on Korean movies. You can watch it right here!
Love and Leashes Cast Details
Now, this is the most interesting part! The movie stars not one but two renowned K-pop idols with Seohyun and Lee Jun-young as the lead actors. While Lee Jun-young aka Jun is a member of the rising K-pop boy group U-KISS, Seohyun is well renowned for her contribution to the Korean music industry and making K-pop spread beyond the boundaries of South Korea as a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation. Starting off as an idol, Seohyun opened up her wings to become an idol actor, pulling off several supporting roles in Korean dramas and movies until she got cast in her own shows and films. She made her acting debut with the 2016 Chinese romantic comedy ‘I Married an Anti-Fan’ starring Park Chanyeol, Yuan Shanshan and Jiang Chao in lead roles.
On the other hand, Lee Jun-young has recently been winning our hearts with his acting performance in K-dramas like ‘Imitation’ and ‘Let Me Be Your Knight’ and is making a debut on the big screens with ‘Love and Leashes’. Moreover, he has three Korean movies under his wings including the one we are discussing now. The movie also casts actors Kim Bo Ra, Lee El, Seo Hyun Woo and Ahn Seung Gyun in important roles.
Love and Leashes Plotline
The movie ‘Love and Leashes’ is going to be the live-action adaptation of the popular Korean webtoon, ‘The Sensual M’ by Winter. The story follows two office colleagues with different personalities and tastes who get into an unusual and out of the world relationship with each other. Jung Ji-Woo has a secret crush on her co-worker, Jung Ji-Hoo, who is a blunt, cold and straight-laced guy famous among the female employees. As a result of the similarity in their names, the delivery guy commits a mistake and delivers a package intended to Jung Ji-hoo to Jung Ji-Woo. When she opens the package, she finds a dog leash in the box, used for S&M.
Despite the unconventional situation, Jung Ji-Woo does not make a judgement out of Ji-hoo, which makes him move. He tells her about his fetish and his fantasy of always playing a submissive role. He offers Jung Ji-Woo to be in a contractual relationship with him as his master for three months to fulfil his intimate desires. This marks the beginning of the racy romance of a master and slave! However, once the contract period is over, how will they face each other at workplace? Definitely not as an ordinary boss and employee, will they?