Whipped is a 2020 Indonesian direct-to-video film directed by Chandra Liow, written by Jovial Da Lopez and Tanya Yuson, and starring Andovi Da Lopez, Jovial Da Lopez, and Tommy Limm. The film was released on September 18, 2020, on Netflix.
The story follows four men, each with their own complicated issues who decide to “enroll” in an anti-whipping class to break free from their enslaved. Jovial, Andovi, Tommy, and Chandra know there are things wrong with their relationships, and while some are in denial more than others, it is agreed to see a woman named Vania to learn how to deal with them. However, what wasn’t expected was how extreme her methods would be and a secret she holds, which has allowed her to be quite effective.
“Whipped” is the kind of film which had a good premise, but between the comedy and the need for a twist, it ruins all of its potentials. Which through Jovial, we see glimpses of, making you all the more frustrated. Hence the mixed label since “Whipped” is watchable but can become a challenge as things go on, and you find yourself increasingly annoyed by the performances and writing decisions.