Her apartment was was in the plush area just off Sunset Blvd. Some of the most powerful men in Hollywood came groveling to suffer at her feet. They called her "Mistress," she made them pay for everything men had ever done to women. They paid in cash as well as in pain. She was Hollywood's top dominatrix. Then officer Larry Schmidt, a veteran LAPD police officer, meets Chet and Lance, two men who have been visiting a woman therapist and wear the marks of their therapy - a bruised buttock, swollen gonads and a torn nipple - like a medal of honor. Obsessed with the therapist, known as Mistress Sonya, Larry agrees when she contacts him and insists on meeting him under her own terms. They joins her in a hotel where he blindfolds himself, handcuffs himself to the bed and experiences first hand her kind of therapy. To his dismay afterward, he still doesn't discover who she is. But he is intrigued by how sexually intense Mistress Sonya's therapy is. She decides to meet him again under the same circumstances. Before she leaves, she makes him an offer to reveal her identity if he will consent to exploring the needs she has helped him discover deep inside of himself. She also makes it clear that she doesn't want him as a client but as a soul mate.Photo: Thomas Hodges.