Trouble Films Releases Documentary 'Training of Poe'

SAN FRANCISCO—Adult industry veteran Bella Vendetta has directed her first feature length film, and it's a BDSM documentary that chronicles the submissive transformation of Chelsea Poe, a multiple AVN award nominee and Trans 100 recipient, following her as she travels to the mountains of western Massachusetts and does an intense four day slave training with lifestyle and professional dominatrix Mistress Bella Vendetta.

The movie was shot entirely in the mountains of western Massachusetts with stills and video by Heartless Productions, and music by Massachusetts-based folk musician Autumn Forever (who also appears on

Training of Poe is the film that Bella Vendetta has always wanted to make. In Bella’s own words, “It is certainly not a fetish film, or a porn film in any traditional sense. I really got to take my time with the slave training process just as I would have done in my personal life. It’s not theatrical or camped up for the camera, but rather a very sexy BDSM lifestyle documentary that is beautifully shot.”

The film’s star Chelsea Poe added, “Working on the Training of Poe was a huge growing process for myself both on and off camera. Everything in the Training of Poe is coming from a really authentic place that I really can’t wait to share with everyone who gets to see this film.”

Multiple prestigious cinemas and theatrical centers as well as colleges have expressed interest in screening the film after its release and fans should expect an east coast tour of screenings.  

For information, photos, trailers and more, visit the film's official site

The film is available for full download from Trouble Films online. Individual scenes and clips will be available in Bella Vendetta’s Clips4Sale store and is available in good old fashioned DVD form complete with hand printed zine about the making of the film.