Ages ago, I saw a short documentary on this guy who started out as a small-time filmmaker.  Late one night, he was filming a scene about a woman being kidnapped.  Someone called the police to report a woman screaming, and the cops arrived in force to find a blindfolded woman being dragged from her home.  Things got pretty tense for a bit until the guy finally convinced them that this was a movie shoot and no one was really getting hurt.  Anyway, the whole thing was a big enough story that it made the evening news along with some film from the movie.  This is where the story gets weird���.

 

The very next day, the guy���s phone was ringing off the hook with people asking: Will you kidnap me?? I really want to be kidnapped!!  Seeing a business opportunity, he said Sure!���.why not? And his very profitable business was born.  This is how it works:

 

After paying a substantial fee (he wouldn���t say how much), he meets with you and asks you a gazillion questions about your routine, your home life, your work environment etc, etc.  You will then be given a window of a week or two for the kidnapping to occur, but you won���t know when or how they���re coming.  They might break into your house and drag you out of bed, or grab you off the street, or take over your office���.you don���t know!  They take you to an agreed-upon place, hold you for 24 hours and then release you.  The whole thing is as real as they can make it and it���s designed to scare the crap out of you!  He said they have never seriously injured anyone, but scrapes and bruises are to be expected!  You also have a release word, like say, SASSAFRASS, so that if you start to totally freak out, you can say the word and everyone stops.

 

Well, I was telling people about this at the theatre the other night and many thought it was ridiculous, or sick, or worse.  But a surprising number, mostly women it seemed, said:  Dude, where do I sign up?!  I totally want to be kidnapped!  Personally, I think this is one of the coolest ideas I���ve ever heard!  I don���t think I���d want to be kidnapped, but I would love to be a kidnapper.  Maybe that���s just an actor thing.

 

So what do you think?  Would you want to be a kidnapper or kidnappee? Or is the whole idea weird?


Comments

  • beyondtheveil said Nov 30, 2007...
    I've never heard of anything like this, but no, don't have the desire to be kidnapped. They may not have satellite tv and really good tacos. hmmm...is Charlize Theron involved?...
  • silverwhisper said Nov 30, 2007...
    OK, i think the idea is incredibly weird, myself. but so long as everyone knows what's going on and there's informed consent, i guess i don't have a problem with others doing it. however, i do wonder how often they have altercations with law enforcement, b/c c'mon, how is this not gonna wind up running afoul of the cops at some point? ed
  • Actorguy said Nov 30, 2007...
    beyond:  I had never heard of it either, but if Charlize is involved, I'm in!   silver: He was asked that question and said he has made sure there was nothing illegal about it, although the police are not too enamoured of the idea!  He always makes sure that they are informed when an abduction is going to take place.   I'm fascinated by what the attraction is.  He said that there is no sex involved (even if they want it!) but I can't help but think its some kind of kinky rape fantasy/domination thing going on.  But a female friend of mine says Nah...its just like riding a rollercoaster...its fun to be scared!  Is it?
  • Alyss said Nov 30, 2007...
    No I wouldn't want that. It seems a ridiculous idea to me.
  • evil_twin said Nov 30, 2007...
    I have heard of women who do like this scenario as a fantasy. They like the thought of being kidnapped and whatever else might occur, as long as they know it's not actually real. But I've never really heard of anyone doing that unless it was a kinky sex thing. I guess I can understand how it would be exciting. Sort of. Kind of like you're in an action movie. But I really don't think this is something I'd want to do!There are just some very interesting people out there...-evil_twin LA
  • queenparanoia said Nov 30, 2007...
    hahahah very funny actorguy!!   i would love to be kidnapped... if it was orlando bloom or brad pitt or gerard butler... =)
  • silverwhisper said Nov 30, 2007...
    kyle: i've heard of it as a fantasy but always a sexual one where the woman is ravished. i always chalk that up to the women in question not being comfortable with their sexuality, i'll confess. ed
  • uniquely-ironic said Nov 30, 2007...
    I don't see the appeal.  If you sit down and tell the guy all about yourself and how to access you that takes some of the "thrill" out of it.  To know that you'll be released in 24 hours is another downer.  If this was like a role play game where you knew you could be kidnapped but none of the details then it would be fun.  I think I'd have more fun as the kidnapper though, contrary to what seems like a majority of commentors regarding mostly women wanting to be kidnapped.
  • the_infernal_optimist said Nov 30, 2007...
    I'd like to think I'm fairly open-minded, but this isn't on my list of things to try, to say the least.Whatever floats your boat, I guess (and lines that guy's pockets)!~Infernal
  • wombat said Nov 30, 2007...
    This is just crazy--but not much surprises me anymore.  I wouldn't want to be kidnapped even for so called "fun."   And I would hate to be the kidnapper who showed up at the wrong time and the wrong place--someone else who didn't know what was going on might be there with a gun or some other weapon--and shoot first and ask questions later.  The kidnap "victim" would have to make sure everyone they were around knew what was going on!
  • pickersplock said Nov 30, 2007...
    Can I be kidnapped by monkeys? I love monkeys!   Seriously, if you needed an excuse to get out of something..........then what could be better.   "Dude, I couldn't make it to your party because someone kidnapped me and held me for 24 hours.  Sorry!"
  • travelr712 said Nov 30, 2007...
    NEITHER!   there was a 1997 movie titled 'the game' with michael douglas and sean pen that was about this very thing, except that it was sean that bought the kidnapping for his 'brother' michael without michael's knowledge. he thought it was real. sean's character had been through the game himself prior to this. i always wondered if someone out there was actually doing this. now i know :-)
  • Actorguy said Nov 30, 2007...
    Alyss:  I wouldn't think most people would want it, but I was surprised by the number that did!   e t: It takes all kinds to make a world doesn't it.  I can totally see the action movie part, and that is what appeals to me as the bad guy.   queenie: somehow, I don't think they'd be available, but I wonder what I wonder what TNP is up to these days  LOL   silver: I think a Dominatrix would tell you that sex isn't necessary.  Do you think it could be a domination/submissive thing?
  • silverwhisper said Nov 30, 2007...
    i dunno, possibly, although there's so much that isn't specific that i think it's hard to generalize, you know? ed
  • Actorguy said Nov 30, 2007...
    u-i:  I think that may be part of the legal issues.  I would imagine that you have to make sure they understand what could happen to them.   infernal: He's definitely in it for the money, but he says its a lot of fun too.   Wombat:  No weapons or children in the house is one of his rules, but wouldn't it be a mess if they went to the wrong address!!   pickers: it would be hard to argue with that excuse LOL   travelr:  I loved that movie "The Game".  It would be a lot scarier if someone else made all the arrangements wouldn't it?  
  • travelr712 said Nov 30, 2007...
    actor - deffinately! i wondered for a week how it would change me to go through something like that and in the end, find out it wasn't for real. it really made him face his worst fear, didn't it?
  • Fallyn said Dec 1, 2007...
    this is something that yes, i've fantasized about.
  • kumarilata said Dec 1, 2007...
    actor guy, i think you have big problem, get some help please.  (joke)
  • Lioness said Dec 1, 2007...
    For thrill's sake, why not? I think it's cool as long as I be returned perfectly intact. :D (I'm saying this coz there's nothing like it here, although IRL, I would think about it before actually engaging into this "game") 
  • polarheart said Dec 1, 2007...
    I think its a sick idea.  Perhaps because I lived in SA where so many people we highjacked, thrown in the trunk of the car and driven off with. . .terrified for their lives.  This is like the glamorisation of crime. . .something that the entertainment industry is very good at. . .a numbing of the brain. . .to make something that is really traumatic in real life seem not so bad at all.  Just my view.
  • kumarilata said Dec 1, 2007...
    is SA, South America?
  • polarheart said Dec 1, 2007...
    No, South Africa.
  • kumarilata said Dec 1, 2007...
    Oh yeah, i see what you mean, they have different kinds of conflict, not unlike what you are saying.  It does seem that so many things are being perpretrated on society today with the sole purpose of desensitising us.
  • PsychoDramaQueen said Dec 15, 2007...
    i watched a CSI Miami about this. I would think this would be a sexual fantasy more than anything...it really does sound kinky. Not my cup of tea. But i have a long list of ppl I wouldnt mind seeing kidnapped and ahving the living daylights frightened out of them......:P <>~~~~~PDQ~~~~~<>
  • destinydiva said Dec 18, 2007...
    I wish I had answered this before I read the comments.....  cus all the way down I kept changing my mind!!  lol  :-) now I'm not sure......hmmm I can see the appeal...I possibly would consider it...I think pdq had a good idea....think I could arrange for my ex to be kidnapped??  lol  .....   and I agreed with polar too, it added an important  perspective to my thoughts on it....  and I totally dont agree with silver....(sorry)  ...hmmm maybe he is right??  ...nahh  I have no issues with my sexuality but I did like the sound of that fantasy :-) ....
  • Jman said Jan 1, 2008...
    I always thought I was the only one with this fantasy. Ever since I was like four years old I dreamed of being kidnapped. It of course started simple with fantasies of being carried off and tied up and then developed into more complex scenarios which essentially focussed around being detained (for various reasons).I would like to point out that sexual tones (if any) are a very minuscule part of the thrill involved.Yes, the idea of being kidnapped has appealed to me for many years and I still find the whole notion very... captivating.    
  • Dragon23 said May 4, 2009...
    Can you kidnap me plz!!!!
  • MistressBeth said Jul 22, 2009...
    I adore Kidnapping - obviously in a consential way - with lots of planning a fantasy can be enacted and made real giving the 'victim' the highest buzz of their entire lives..... Though I am a professional Dominatrix in the UK so have lots of bondage gear and cages to hand..... www.Mistress-Beth.co.uk Mistress Beth
  • chasecr14@aol.com said Sep 26, 2009...
    kidnap me plzzz
  • simpy1995 said Dec 29, 2009...
    I would want to be kidnapped. i hate my life so muchh and i wanna see how much people actually would care that i came up missing.because my mother doesnt even seem to care about me;thats how i feel. she is WAY over protective;i cant even go to my friends.only like 1 time a month.it pisses me the fuck off. i got myspace- www.myspace.com/ms_hearts_bm reply.
  • cutekitty said Jun 28, 2010...
    really were do i sign up and how old do you have to be. i want to leave and go somewhere else for a while
  • Feleciapink22 said Jul 3, 2010...
    I think I'd want to be kidnapped, mostly for the thrill of it!! It's always been kind of a fantasy of mine but only for the purpose of a thrill and if I would me I guess "safe" in some sense... I also have the same question as cutekitty (how old do u have to be?)
  • aang112 said Oct 2, 2010...
    i dun now if i want be kidnaped..maybe yes.....maybe no...yes..... XD..realy....
  • binky123 said Oct 17, 2010...
    I've had this fantasy for a long time like some other people, and would love to do something like this. Kidnapped by a couple of women for a day or so - all tied up and gagged - would be great.
  • binky123 said Oct 17, 2010...
    also, at bnginoak@aol.com
  • ilovehorror said Mar 14, 2011...
    I've always wanted to be kidnapped, and I very much like the idea of what that guy did for them. It does give you a little experience for kidnapping as well....................but I don't want the "being returned within 24 hours acting gig". I want the whole works which is getting kidnapped and never coming back! why? you ask, because I want to start my life over with a clean slate! even being captivated or beaten most of the time I don't care. but I have to admit I would never purposely plan it. If any kidnapper would want me then they would have to come get me (not that I'm going to be willing, of course I'm gonna fight). Hey I know how you must think but come on I'm going stir crazy with my life! Especially because of the fact that I am a Virgin who realizes that I'm a lesbian but I have a boyfriend who is such a nice guy that I can't break it to him. lol even better-my biggest wish is to have alot of money to start my life myself, but please get real nothing ever happens to me! what a boring life I have. I know that I should be happy with what I got cause it is basically a dream to most but news flash! I'm not happy with what I got! I'm a 22 yrs. old woman who has everything but wants nothing pleasant.
  • sportalistic2000 said Mar 14, 2011...
    I've always wanted to be kidnapped, and I very much like the idea of what that guy did for them. It does give you a little experience for kidnapping as well....................but I don't want the "being returned within 24 hours acting gig". I want the whole works which is getting kidnapped and never coming back! why? you ask, because I want to start my life over with a clean slate! even being captivated or beaten most of the time I don't care. but I have to admit I would never purposely plan it. If any kidnapper would want me then they would have to come get me (not that I'm going to be willing, of course I'm gonna fight). Hey I know how you must think but come on I'm going stir crazy with my life! Especially because of the fact that I am a Virgin who realizes that I'm a lesbian but I have a boyfriend who is such a nice guy that I can't break it to him. lol even better-my biggest wish is to have alot of money to start my life myself, but please get real nothing ever happens to me! what a boring life I have. I know that I should be happy with what I got cause it is basically a dream to most but news flash! I'm not happy with what I got! I'm a 22 yrs. old woman who has everything but wants nothing pleasant.
  • sportalistic2000 said Mar 14, 2011...
    I've always wanted to be kidnapped, and I very much like the idea of what that guy did for them. It does give you a little experience for kidnapping as well....................but I don't want the "being returned within 24 hours acting gig". I want the whole works which is getting kidnapped and never coming back! why? you ask, because I want to start my life over with a clean slate! even being captivated or beaten most of the time I don't care. but I have to admit I would never purposely plan it. If any kidnapper would want me then they would have to come get me (not that I'm going to be willing, of course I'm gonna fight). Hey I know how you must think but come on I'm going stir crazy with my life! Especially because of the fact that I am a Virgin who realizes that I'm a lesbian but I have a boyfriend who is such a nice guy that I can't break it to him. lol even better-my biggest wish is to have alot of money to start my life myself, but please get real nothing ever happens to me! what a boring life I have. I know that I should be happy with what I got cause it is basically a dream to most but news flash! I'm not happy with what I got! I'm a 22 yrs. old woman who has everything but wants nothing pleasant.
  • sportalistic2000 said Mar 14, 2011...
    I've always wanted to be kidnapped, and I very much like the idea of what that guy did for them. It does give you a little experience for kidnapping as well....................but I don't want the "being returned within 24 hours acting gig". I want the whole works which is getting kidnapped and never coming back! why? you ask, because I want to start my life over with a clean slate! even being captivated or beaten most of the time I don't care. but I have to admit I would never purposely plan it. If any kidnapper would want me then they would have to come get me (not that I'm going to be willing, of course I'm gonna fight). Hey I know how you must think but come on I'm going stir crazy with my life! Especially because of the fact that I am a Virgin who realizes that I'm a lesbian but I have a boyfriend who is such a nice guy that I can't break it to him. lol even better-my biggest wish is to have alot of money to start my life myself, but please get real nothing ever happens to me! what a boring life I have. I know that I should be happy with what I got cause it is basically a dream to most but news flash! I'm not happy with what I got! I'm a 22 yrs. old woman who has everything but wants nothing pleasant.

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