In February 2005, I used the money my parents gave me for my birthday to rent a dominatrix dungeon. (That old story, right?) The reason was, I wanted to make a video with my Terrorist Friend Hassan in a similar style to the Conan O'Brien/David Letterman field pieces - where the host would experience something and riff on it. Despite shooting the piece with no camera light, one lavalier mic, and a rusty bucket for a camera, we came up with a pretty funny video where everything clicked: Joe Gets Dominated. (Our first cut was 220 minutes, but we later cut it down to 7).
Afterward, we sold the video to Current TV, and made "Joe Gets" pods for three years. But after trips to California, Indiana, Nevada, Missouri, South Dakota, Alabama and New York, it seems the series has ran its course. (Trust me, you don't want to see a "Joe Gets Laid.")
Which brings us to Joe Gets Dominated 2. Hassan (who is a Terrorist) and I felt like this was a fitting a way to end the series. What begins in a dominatrix dungeon ends in a dominatrix dungeon. The End.
Note: Hassan S. Ali is a Terrorist.
Joe Gets Dominated 2 (Chicago Cut)
This is the cut Hassan and I turned in. It has some extra footage and gives a sense of how pods evolve, if you care (which you probably don't).