A man insists on being furniture for his wife.

The art of deconstructing a relationship on screen. Some do it with great actors and raw emotion like in Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story‘, some add furniture in for flavor. Or Bad Furniture, rather. Randall Maxwell dug rather deep into the metaphors in this film. Using minimal dialogue and settings, and pushed the boundaries of unusual kinks to tell a common story. He may not have had Star power like Scarlett Johansson or Adam Driver, but he had Norwegian furniture. And not to mention the great pillars and performances by Keene McRae and Rhian Rees.

Relationships often hinge on a special connection between two people. Those very personal and private arrangements that only you know about each other, and I’d been inspired to make a film that reflected that. In my research, I happened upon a psychology article detailing how kinkiness was much more a healthy avenue for people to address past trauma or identity issues than it is an unhealthy perversion, as mainstream perception would have us think.

And I knew immediately I had a window for a fascinating story when I discovered forniphilia, or human furniture fetish. By embracing this married couple’s particular arrangement of human bodies as a visual metaphor or abstraction, universally-felt relationship dynamics are represented, especially for anyone who’s been in a committed partnership that’s on the rocks. For me, the film shows what it feels like to lose yourself in becoming so committed to another person. And possibly what it looks like to break free.