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Daytime star to appear in dramatic new web-series.

Soaps.com has learned that General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins) is set to star as Dr. Dickson in the web-series Switch, which is co-produced by his wife Cady McClain (Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless, Dixie Martin on All My Children, and Rosanna Cabot on As the World Turns). McClain also appears in the series as Samantha, and directs some of the episodes.

The series follows Stella (Stavroula Toska), a broken woman with a dark past who begins training as a dominatrix at Athena’s Temple, New York’s most exclusive BDSM [Bondage and Discipline, Sadism and Masochism] establishment. Through her eyes, viewers are introduced to the women and men who inhabit the world of BDSM, including Elizabeth (Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck), a woman who built an empire out of the BDSM industry and who changes the course of Stella’s life. Stella soon transforms into Mistress Kassandra and a mysterious and alluring new world reveals itself to her and before long she finds herself caught in a web of lies, greed, secrets, love and betrayal. Switch is based on a true story which happened in New York City a few years ago, with the names and identifying details changed to protect the privacy of the individuals it centers on.

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Switch was written, created and produced by Stavroula Toska, who also directs several of the episodes. Toska infiltrated Manhattan’s most exclusive BDSM dungeon in order to explore the aspects of BDSM most people don’t talk about which include the day-to-day running of a dungeon business such as the hiring, firing and training process of the women who work as dominatrixes. She learned about the mostly male clients who visit these places every single day looking to escape their reality, make peace with their demons, heal their traumas, role-play their most secret fantasies, receive punishment for misbehaving and reveal themselves at their most vulnerable. Toska had planned to spend two weeks researching BDSM, only to be sucked down a rabbit hole leading to the future of an empire lying at her feet.

Switch debuts on the web on August 23. It was filmed in various locations in and around New York City including Manhattan, Bronx and Queens. Additional cast members include India Ennenga (The Irishman), Mark Borkowski (House of Cards), Bobby Daniel Rodriguez (Orange is the New Black), Eleni Yiovas, Catherine Eaton (Blue Bloods), Katie Maguire (Blue Bloods), Alicia Greene, Gabriel Furman (The Americans) and Jessica DiGiovanni (Split).