Last Tuesday Nimue and I joined forces for a last minute shoot with a new spanking performer. I first met Ms Vixxxen last July - on a Dreams of Spanking shoot, as it happens. She was the make-up artist for our shoot with Matt Christie. She mentioned to me that she was working as a professional spankee and we discussed the possibility of shooting together sometime.
Unfortunately I didn't have any opportunities open in 2013 (my casting is done scary far in advance these days - it's good to be in demand, I guess!) but we bumped into each other again last month at Leia-Ann Woods' Bottoms Up spanking party, and decided to make it happen before my trip to the US/Canada in April.
I sent her an email with some initial ideas for scenes, drawing inspiration from our mutual interest in queer performance and gender-fucking, and the fetishes listed on her website. Her reply? "Um oh my god I love you. Just saying. Can we do it all please?"
That was the first hint that this was going to go rather well.
Sadly, we couldn't do it all - not this time, at least. To keep things within budget we set it up as a co-shoot with Nimue's World, shooting a half day for Nimue's site and a half day for Dreams of Spanking. But I am absolutely certain that we will be shooting with Ms Vixxxen again.
For a spontaneous shoot arranged on short notice, it went incredibly well. With a total of five videos and three photosets it was a full day - especially since many of the scenes ended up being much more physically demanding than we'd expected, thanks to Ms Vixxxen's incredible enthusiasm, and tendency to ramp everything she does up to the max. But I think we created some of our best work yet, and I'm particularly happy with the photos.
This was one of the first shots I took, just fiddling with lighting settings while Vix got ready for her first scene. I love how it came out.
Nimue asked me to shoot the photos for her site, and we kicked things off with a latex body shapes set with Ms Vixxxen in full fetish model mode, striking various gymnastic poses. Heaps of fun, and I even got to spend ten minutes beforehand carefully polishing and spraying all her latex to make it extra shiny. It's a hard life.
Next we shot a grungy dance set in which Vix got to show off her ballet training; half in her tutu, and half fully nude. I'm delighted with how these came out and will be posting more previews on my blog. Both these galleries will be going up on Nimue's World soon.
Nimue's site has a much broader remit than Dreams of Spanking, and it's always a pleasure to be able to explore a wide range of fetish interests. Shooting for her is always sexy and can be a real eye-opener. I loved the first video she made with Ms Vixxxen, with Vix as a kinky butler in a latex collar and tie who was used as human furniture. Nimue made her hold a tray of sex toys, and then used her as a footstool while she brought herself to orgasm. Ms Vixxxen is a self-confessed forniphilia fan and she loved every moment of this scene. "That was amazing," she said afterwards, "I could feel your orgasm building through the vibrations in your foot. Wow!"
After that it was time for some Dreams of Spanking scenes. First we filmed a fun introductory spanking video which will be going live later today; then we moved to the dungeon for a Tank Girl/riot grrrl photoset inspired by the scissor striptease from the Tank Girl movie. Snip snip!
This turned into an incredibly physical, fetishy performance that showed off Ms Vixxxen's burlesque experience as she systematically shredded her clothes with an assortment of blades. From aggressive, spidery poses in her high heeled red patent boots, to licking knives, tearing her fishnets off her legs, climbing the bars of the cell, hanging upside down and cutting off her knickers with a tape cutter, it was one of the most punk performances I have ever seen. Apparently her burlesque name used to be SPANK Grrrl. This character will definitely be making a return in future scenes.
During our initial email conversation I'd somewhat hesitantly suggested something a little bit dirtier. "I can also see you in a rough n dirty scene with filthy talk, being shoved up against a wall, and some sexy BDSM/spanking. Possibly a lesbian scene, coming home from the gay club and not being able to wait until they get home..." Vix wrote back, and I quote, "OH FUCK YES LESBIAN SCENE." So we did that.
This video was a filthy hot resistance play scene with me as the femme top and her as the butch bottom. I pinned her to the wall, slapped her breasts and talked dirty while she fought and kicked, swearing right back in my face until I smacked her into submission. It was rough and raw and violent and the energy was incredible.
I knew that I liked shoving hot boi chicks around, but during the shooting of this film I also discovered a new kink. I was paddling her, she was struggling and mouthing off, so I stopped and told her I wouldn't give her another swat until she got back into position. Voluntarily.
There was a long pause. Eventually she says, "I hate you so very much right now" - and gets back into position. But then every stroke, she was counting "ONE, fuck you. Two, you fucking cunt. Three, fuck off you bitch." I loved her snarky stubborn bratting, the mutual aggression and energy. So very hot.
Finally, we did a Mad Men scene with her femmed up in her sexy secretary persona, and me all butch in a suit, tie and braces. This is my first ever spanking film in a male role and I hadn't worn drag for years. I'd forgotten how much I love it.
When I was in theatre groups at uni I used to do a lot of gender-hacking, cross-dressing for various roles and exploring different sides of myself. It's been a while since I expressed my more masculine side, but this felt great, and I love how the photos came out. This is definitely something I want to make more space for in my life, and in my porn. After all, my femme persona is as much a performance as anything else, so why not mix it up a bit?
Overall it was the queerest shoot Nimue and I have ever done and we loved it. Thank you Ms Vixxxen for being you, and for inspiring us to explore new territory. It was a long day, but I really enjoyed it and can't wait to shoot more material like this. The future is queer and kinky and avant-garde, grrls!
The first scene starring Ms Vixxxen will go live this weekend - watch this space.
Andrew Shada's first video for us introduced him in a top role, and he was understandably nervous. But it was important for both of us to include it; as a switch giving is just as important to him as receiving, and I wanted to give him a chance to express both sides of himself.
After shooting his introductory photoset, but before we filmed this video, I interviewed Andrew about a range of topics including his kinky interests, spanking and power exchange; being a bisexual switch; his experiences of male/male spanking; why he opted for historical costumes scenes, and what drew him to shooting spanking video. click on the image to watch the interview in our pop-up player:
All our performer interviews are free to the public, so members and non-members alike can learn about our cast and what brings them here.
Dating can be nervewracking when you're kinky. When do you tell your date that you like spanking - and how? Seasoned spankee Nimue doesn't waste time, and as soon as they're back to her house she takes the plunge.
Andrew is surprised, but not horrified... and as she introduces him to the pleasures of reddening her lovely round bottom, he proves to be a fast learner.
The resulting film is shy, sexy and super sweet. Going into his first ever spanking video Andrew's enthusiasm, and his nerves, were both very real. Nimue was the perfect partner to guide him through his début film.
First Date is an adorable, realistic story of young love, first time nerves, and a heavy wooden paddle.
These are important questions for any kinkster to consider. When do you tell a new partner you're kinky - and how? Would you discuss spanking - or even do it - on a first date?
Nimue's sensual enthusiasm and obvious pleasure in being spanked gives the whole thing an erotic flavour, and I found myself rooting for Andrew and willing him to have the courage and confidence to spank her as hard as she obviously craves. He's a fast learner, and by the end of this 15 minute film, wielding the wooden paddle hard enough to make her gasp, he definitely delivers.
When John Beecroft told me he knew of a great seaside location for filming, it was with typical British understatement. "I'm not sure if it'll be suitable, you'll have to see what you think." I'm always on the lookout for new places to shoot, and when he sent me some pictures I assured him it looked fine. Imagine my surprise when I walked in and discovered the place was far lovelier than the photos. With high ceilings, plenty of space and beautiful antique furnishings it was a directors dream, and best of all, it used to be a school! I couldn't have imagined somewhere more perfect to shoot some traditional English punishment films.
I was first introduced to John by Zoe Montana, who met him a few years ago on the London spanking scene and also introduced him to Molly Malone. Molly and John have since become not only spanking playmates, but firm friends. The pair share a dry sense of humour and a taste for hard caning, role reversal and believable punishment scenarios. I've joined them in their spanking play a couple of times and it's always tremendous fun.
We've been talking for a while about capturing some of their play on camera, and at Molly's wedding last summer the pieces started to fall into place. John sourced the location, and Nimue and I travelled down to the south coast for a day of laughter, wine, and good old fashioned spanking.
We shot a mixture of F/F, M/F and F/M including two switch scenes, and the day as a whole was relaxed and incredibly fun. Highlights included Molly dropping deep into subspace while Nimue was caning her over the spanking bench; John playing a stuffy old parishioner who discovers Molly is hosting kink events and is determined to put a stop to it; and a revenge scenario in which Molly forces her old Headmaster to dress up in her school uniform and call her "sir"!
Every pairing had played together before and felt fully comfortable with each other, which always helps the juices flow. This resulted in scenes that felt really natural, and some superb ad libbing.
The first scene from that day will be out this weekend, in which strict Headmistress Ms Malone shows the Chair of the Governors that he isn't too old too be punished like a naughty schoolboy. Watch this space!
I'm pleased to announce two new male performers who have been cast for our first shoot of 2014! Alexander Knight and Richard Barton will be joining us alongside experienced hands (and bottoms!) Nimue Allen, Molly Malone and our old scene friend John Beecroft for a two day spankstravaganza next week.
With John's help, we've found a lovely old-fashioned venue which will enable us to explore traditional and historical themes including evacuees, wicked stepmother, university student and plenty of school scenarios. Molly, John and Nimue are all switches, which means that over the course of the two days we'll be able to shoot every gender orientation! As always, however, I have far more female spankee material already filmed than male spankee, so the focus for me will be M/M with Alex and Richard on day two.
Dr Richard Barton has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense M/M top for sites such as Sting Pictures, CP Services and Manc Spank. Dr Barton is known for his deadly accuracy with the cane, his fluent scolding and wicked sense of humour.
Richard is a lifestyle player who makes spanking videos for the love of it. He greatly enjoyed the believable storylines and high production values of Sting Pictures, but when they stopped filming in the UK he missed working with them. I was flattered that when he saw Dreams of Spanking, he was sufficiently impressed to write and offer his services.
To find out more about Richard Barton, have a read of this interview over at Jockspank from 2010, which contains some fascinating questions and answers, as well as lots of tantalising spanking photos from various of his films.
I particularly enjoyed his description of the following spanking fantasy he'd love to see immortalised in film:
A seventeenth century schoolroom with lots of dark wooden desks and panelling. At the front is a large desk for me, the schoolmaster. I am dressed in black cap and gown and next to the desk is the birching horse, with a birch rod lying across it. In a basket in the corner of the classroom is a collection of freshly made birches.
The boys are seated at their desks, sweating over their Latin primers. A few of them are already sitting rather gingerly as they have made silly mistakes in their compositions and taken a trip across the horse to have their bare bottoms crispy swished with the stinging twigs – what bliss!
I don't think next week's location will quite do as a seventeenth century oak-panelled schoolroom, but it certainly seems that Richard and I are on similar wavelengths. I'm really looking forward to working with him.
I'm also incredibly excited to introduce our new male star Alexander Knight. I've known Alex for a couple of years. He's in his mid-twenties, a lifelong kinkster with a penchant for rope, spanking and dressing up. He describes himself as a "pain slut" and has been spanked hard in the past, but not as often as he'd like. Best of all, he's a total cutie.
(Photo © Ara McBay for an unpublished shoot for Filament Magazine.)
Alex is totally new to spanking video. He's a switch, but he's a bit nervous about performing on camera and so wants to just play the spankee role until he's got the hang of shooting video. That's fine by me, and I'm sure that by the end of his first day shooting his nerves will be a thing of the past!
We've got some great scenes lined up for Alex, with a mixture of fair and unfair punishments, casting him as hapless schoolboy, deserving student, and gallant Victorian gentleman. And to mix it up a bit, he and Richard will be joined by Molly Malone for a touch of M/FM and MF/M.
I'm really looking forward to this shoot, and to working with Alex and Richard. I'll be sure to report back on what we get up to!
What a month it's been! The last couple of weeks have kept me so busy with design projects, activism, planning April's US tour and other pleasant distractions that I've got totally behind with blogging the latest spanking scenes at Dreams of Spanking. I'll post them two at a time until we're up to date.
First up we have the third and final part (so far) to our historical military series Havelock's Campaign, in which Thomas Cameron stars as the swash-buckling, pleasure-loving hussar Major Harry Havelock.
This was the final scene of our week long location shoot last September. We'd been fiming for six consecutive days and had just finished a day shooting with Andrew Shada. After Andrew's scenes were wrapped, Nimue asked if we could shoot just one more. She'd seen Tom's performance of Havelock in The New Lieutenant and Military Discipline from behind the camera, and had developed a powerful urge to play with him. I was more than happy to facilitate.
The resulting film is really quite special. The intimacy and connection that had developed between the three of us during the week really shone through in this scene, which got rather naughtier than I'd expected.
Nimue's characterisation of the bold, saucy wench who knows exactly what she wants gave the whole thing a consensual spin: for all the historical setting, this is at heart exactly what it was in real life, two likeminded kinksters exploring their mutual joy in spanking and erotic dominance and submission.
Truth be told, I didn't realise quite how naughty Tom and Nimue were being until I came to edit this one. During the shoot I was handling the face camera, and I couldn't see what Tom's hands were doing to make Nimue so flushed and breathless. It wasn't until I loaded both cameras in my video editor and started to piece the scene together that I realised how rude he was being. Oh! I stopped, blushed to the tips of my ears, realised I was really quite turned on, and squirmed in my seat before settling down to watch more. If you want to know what had such a strong effect on me, watch the trailer to the end:
It was hilarious in a way: me, a spanking pornographer, shameless and unshockable, flustered by some unexpected sensuality. It was the surprise of it that really got me - the fact that even though I'd been in the room at the time, I'd had no idea what was happening. I love that even after seven years of making porn. it's still possible to surprise me. .
If you like anal eroticism and genuine intimacy, you'll also enjoy our recent photoset Spank Me In Stockings.
This bonus photogallery wasn't planned. Tom took these photos of me during our date last Sunday; I dressed up for him, and he took some photos thinking that perhaps one or two might be good enough to publish on my blog. I wasn't wearing make-up, and without it, being photographed made me feel unusually shy and vulnerable.
Wearing "spank me" stockings, a ra-ra skirt and no make-up, Pandora shyly poses for her dominant. As he spanks her bottom and thighs, straps her and inserts a plug, nothing escapes the camera's gaze.
The outfit made me feel like a Moulin Rouge girl, a courtesan sent to please a prestigious client with sophisticated tastes. The scene that followed included over the knee hand spanking, the wooden hairbrush on my bottom and thighs, anal exposure, embarrassment and a butt plug that stayed in while he continued to spank me with hairbrush, leather strap, paddle and cane. It was an incredibly erotic scene and Tom continued to take pictures throughout the spanking. Only when our afternoon got much more sexually explicit was the camera left behind.
When I came to look through the photos, to my surprise I realised they were good enough to share. I've never posted photos of me without make-up on this site before. It's yet another act of exposure that makes me feel shy and vulnerable all over again. (Anyone would think I liked it...)
These candid pictures weren't intended for publication, and they weren't staged. This is raw, homegrown, all-natural kink. No make-up, no artifice, just me and my top doing what we do. Enjoy!
Evening all! I've got some lovely spanking updates lined up to share with you from our friends around the 'net.
First up, from our joint location shoot in the autumn, Nimue has a new scene featuring me being most unimpressed with her choice of footwear. She has to prove that her heels are not Too High by putting them on to take a brisk caning - without wobbling or falling over. This shoot also included "shoe cam", the third camera recording a close up of Nimue's feet to capture any tiny movement that might occur, to the amusement of all concerned.
Over at Clare Spanks Men, the tall, stunning and dominant Alexis Grace has hired her boyfriend Bradly King to work for her at the office. When he slacks off, she has no recourse but to put him over her knee for a long, hard spanking to put him in his place and turn his cheeks rosy red.
Meanwhile the lovely Molly Malone is in trouble at English Spankers. Her teacher Mr Nightingale has discovered a priceless hockey stick belonging to the school on sale on the internet, and Molly is selling it. After a whacking with the hockey stick itself, her knickers are lowered for the school strap, and then she must touch her toes for a good hard caning.
At Straight Lads Spanked, Dom has been caught goofing off at work and is due for a dose of discipline. Dom receives a very hard hand spanking over old bruises, but a mere spanking is never going to teach this lad a proper lesson. Mr X decides that the birch will do the job more effectively!
And finally Paingate introduce us to the luscious Eve, who arrives at a dinner party to discover that she herself is to be the evening's entertainment. An elegant and tempting lady, she submits with dignity to bondage and the lash.
Well, my first month as Pandora's assistant has been a brilliant experience so far. I love the way we work together and we get on so well, it's a really promising start and I'm immensely grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Dreams' Team. I'm so much looking forward to meeting the rest of the family at the upcoming cast and crew party for the site's 2nd birthday. But enough of that, onto the fun stuff.
Our new scene this week is a hard-hitting double domme scene with a playful mood, concieved and scripted by our very own Michael Darling. Starring Michael himself, Nimue Allen and Pandora, it's a delicious little tale about female empowerment and taking the fight right to the "seat" of the patriarchy!
There's a new guerilla movement in town, on a mission to bring equality to the art world. No-one expects the London Galleristas! Gangs of feminist activists are roaming the capital, pouncing on unsuspecting gallery owners to check whether their collection includes enough work by female artists. If not, they exact a price on the curator's bottom, until hand and paddle persuade where words have failed. The ladies have pledged that the beatings will continue until every gallery in town achieves equal representation. Viva la revolution!
Pandora had to hold Michael still to stop him wriggling away while Nimue exacted her punishment!
I just love how this scene manages to be sexy and silly all rolled into one. That's my favourite kind! Be sure to check out The Galleristas soon, I hope you love it every bit as much as we do!
It's taken me a while, but finally I'm ready to share the photos from the last day on our big location shoot in September, with new male switch Andrew Shada. If you want to catch up, here are my posts on previous days on this week-long spanking and filming extravaganza:
Andrew arrived the night before, in good time - a relief after our other new male perfomer had no-showed earlier in the week. Before long he and Tom were deep in conversation about mutual interests including LARP and Doctor Who. I was glad that the two of them were hitting it off, because they were scheduled to do several scenes together the next day.
Once we'd popped Andrew's spanking shoot cherry, I decided to give his bottom a break, and it was time for another first: this time, his first video spanking as a top!
This scene is called "First Date" and stars Andrew and Nimue as a young couple who hit it off over dinner. When they get back to Nimue's place she nervously takes the plunge and tells him something he ought to know ... she likes to be spanked! Andrew is new to the idea, but game, and she gently guides him through it, showing him how to spank her the way she likes. He quickly gets the hang of it.
This was a super sweet scene and Andrew did brilliantly, but afterwards he was pretty wiped. "Wow, acting is exhausting!" he told me in surprise. No kidding.
Still, Tom and I had just had a break from being in front of the camera, and we were both good to go. I decided to give Andrew a scene off while Tom, Nimue and I nipped out to take some photos in the garden, as a couple home from a rock gig who can't wait til they get into the house before indulging in some steamy spanking play. Nimue did an amazing job with the photos in this set, and I struggled to pick out just four to show you - I can't wait to share the rest.
While the rain was holding off, we stayed outdoors to film the opening scene of The Water Fight, which was released the week before last. Paternal M/M discipline, and wet, see-through clothing all round!
We took a break for lunch, after which it was time for the last stretch of filming: a sequence of three historical/military scenes inspired by our favourite Napoleonic War fiction: the Sharpe books by Bernard Cornwell, and the Flashman series by George Macdonald Fraser.
I didn't have the budget to source Napoleonic costumes for everyone, so this storyline is set in unspecified Olden Times. Major Harry Havelock of Her Majesty's Hussars is about to set out on a new campaign. He has been assigned a new Lieutenant, fresh from Sandhurst, commission bought with daddy's money, of course. The night before they move out, Havelock summons the young Lieutenant Shada to educate him in the privileges of an officer and a gentleman: wine, wenching, and whipping!
Andrew and Tom blew me away with their acting in this scene. I knew Tom was good, but with the historical military setup I seemed to accidentally have stumbled across Andrew's comfort zone, and he took to it like a duck to water. He gave as good as he got in the aristocratic military banter, including throwing in some authentic colloquialisms even I hadn't heard of, and his performance contributed hugely to story and character development. I'm telling you, this boy has talent, and I'm thrilled to have found a storyline that brought out his best. We will definitely be doing more of this.
Our story continued throughout the campaign, including some old-fashioned M/M military discipline administered by the Major, who has taken on something of a mentor role to the young Lieutenant.
The final scenario I'd scripted was an M/F scene between my character, the saucy wench trained up by Havelock who had been gifted to Lieutenant Shada at the start of the campaign, and Andrew's character. But when the time came Andrew was knackered. His last bottoming film of the day, a hard riding crop thrashing from the Major himself, had taken a lot out of him. He'd more than earned his keep already - three bottoming scenes and two topping ones is bloody impressive on your first ever spanking shoot. I told him to sit down and enjoy a well-earned rest; I was sure we could find something else to do.
Luckily, Nimue had been admiring Major Havelock from behind the camera, and was dying to do a scene with him. "Please can I get spanked by him?" she asked as we made strong cups of tea to power us through the fiftieth spanking scene of the week. "Please?" It was perfect timing, and resulted in an incredibly sexy consensual M/F scene. Nimue played a lively young camp follower who notices that the Major has given his wench away, and decides to take the initiative and present herself to him at night to enquire about the position. He's surprised, but likes what he sees, and decides to put her through her paces there and then.
These three scenes together sum up a huge part of my kink, and they are very close to my heart. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to bring them to life with three such talented performers. I'm really looking forward to releasing these, and if you like military, historical, sexy spanking dramas as much as I do, I think you're going to love them.
Our recent F/F video Lady Godiva was inspired by a private session client of mine. The last time we got together he wrote a roleplay based on a real life event which took place during the University of Nottingham student Rag Week, summer 1976.
Nimue finds herself in trouble with the Treasurer of the Pony Club for her unconventional efforts during Charity Fundraising Week. It seems that the Pony Club does not approve of a dressage show that involves naked bare back riding... no matter how much money it may have raised! A brisk whipping with the riding crop will remind her to behave more modestly in future.
When during our shoot last week we found our plans one morning turned upside down when the male spankee I had booked failed to make an appearance, I decided to borrow this idea and use it as the inspiration for a scene starring Nimue Allen and myself as two ladies of the Pony Club.
We are well-bred ladies who live in a traditional English village, where we participate in an equestrian society, riding together, holding socials and charity events. Society morals are strict in this sort of conservative rural environment, and appearances must be maintained at all times. The more senior ladies in the club do not take kindly to breaches of etiquette!
Tom took the photos for this scene with my new stills camera, and I love the results. He has a great eye for a strong spanking image.
You'll be able to see the second episode featuring the ladies of the Pony Club in a forthcoming film starring Leia Ann Woods as the Club President, and myself making a reappearance as Treasurer. I'm currently processing some preview images from our day with Leia Ann during our big location shoot, and am looking forward to sharing them soon.
I was really excited about working with our new male switch performer Phil Fury on Thursday. Phil had contacted me via Fetlife and we'd exchanged many emails getting to know each other and plotting scenes based on his fantasies, and even re-enacting some real life punishments from his childhood. He'd said he would drive over from work (a few hours away) on Wednesday night and arrive late evening. I said I'd wait up to let him in.
Nimue and I went over the callsheets for the day we had scheduled with him, making plans to work around the bruises on my bottom and protect it as much as possible for the severe caning I had planned on Friday.
At 10pm I was already tired after 7am starts all week, and wished I could go to bed, but I knew it was a long drive for him. At 11pm I was yawning, struggling to keep my eyes open after Nimue and Tom had both gone to bed, wishing he'd hurry up. I had told him to text me so I had his number, and I hadn't received anything which was a bit concerning, but I dropped him an email to let him know I would be here to let him in.
At midnight there was still no sign of him and I was getting rather worried and pissed off. At 12.30 I wrote out two notes with my phone number telling him to call me or shout loudly if he arrived, and put one on the gate and one on the house door. Standing outside in the lane at half past midnight surrounded by the whooshing of the trees in the wind, scanning the horizon for any car lights, straining to hear any engine noise from the road above the rushing of the leaves in the woods. We really were in the middle of nowhere and I wondered if he had got completely lost. Still, I couldn't wait up all night, so I locked up, left the downstairs lights on in case he arrived in the middle of the night, sent him one last email to let him know what I had done, and went to bed.
I woke up at 3am and lay there, knowing he had not arrived, and that therefore he wasn't coming. My brain started whirling, devising new plans for the day since the current callsheet had to be scrapped. Of course I would have to bottom instead, but the problem was both that I was already quite bruised, and that I didn't want to incur further damage before Friday. I started dreaming up photosets in which I could wear full knickers or short shorts, F/F scenes I could do with Nimue on the receiving end, and sexy candid scenes or non-spanking BDSM play in which my marks would not show up, or would not be a problem. I typed the ideas into my phone so I wouldn't forget, and soon I had a dozen possibilities - more than we could shoot in one day. Finally after a couple of hours lying awake I was able to steal a precious three more hours of sleep.
I woke up at 8am to my notes still on the door, and tweeted that I had experienced my first no-show. I felt hurt and betrayed. He had seemed so genuine by email. Had it all been a fraud?
Still, onwards and upwards. On the off-chance, I popped Michael Darling a text to ask if he was free today for some last minute paid work. He replied almost immediately to say he was, as it happened, and after a quick phone call he'd arranged to get the train up from London as soon as possible.
Well. So I wouldn't need all my middle-of-the-night scene ideas after all. Time to draw up callsheet #3.
Nimue got up, and together we drank tea, looked at my list of solo scene ideas, planned what to shoot during the morning before Michael arrived, and what we could do when he arrived. Some scenes had been written explicitly for Phil, some were similar to scenes Michael had already done; those couldn't be reused. I try not to write "insert boy here" scenes, and so for the most part we couldn't just swap Michael in to replace Phil and have the scenes still work - which I think means I am doing something right, but does make this sort of last minute change of plan a bit more complicated!
Still, I couldn't believe my luck. I'd be able to get some male spankee scenes shot today after all. What were the chances that Michael would have a day off work today? I suddenly felt extremely honoured to have such amazing performers who were willing to drop everything and come and rescue me at zero notice..
I've already posted the end to this story - that when I checked my email at the end of the day, I discovered an email from Phil sent that morning from the hospital, where he'd been taken after being involved in a collision on the A420 just outside of Oxford on his way to us. Poor lad. So it wasn't his fault, and he was genuine after all. What terrible luck on the way to your first ever spanking shoot. I've been in touch with him since and he is making a swift recovery. Hopefully we'll be able to reschedule in 2014, and film some of the scenes that I'd been looking forward to shooting with him.
Meanwhile, Nimue and I started the day with a solo photoset showing off one of my new corsets, teamed with ribbon heels, fishnets and frilly knickers to mask the belt bruises on my bottom. I'm really happy with how these came out.
Next I got Tom to join me in front of the camera for a classic Janus-style punished wife photoset, which I think I'm going to call "Caned in the Parlour". Cream satin knickers almost cover my bruised bottom... almost. I think I need to get hold of some fuller French/directoire knickers. Anyone want to treat me? I'll be very grateful, and can guarantee you'll see me spanked in them!
Then it was time for my first ever solo masturbation video. I wrote the storyboard for this scene a few years ago, but this was my first opportunity to shoot it. It's called "My Inner Little Girl", and tells the story of a business executive who likes to relax after a stressful day at work with a little age play fantasy, and I'm going to cut it together with some little girl spanking footage I shot with Zoe Montana way back in 2010.
The scene worked out perfectly, with just Nimue and I in the room, already feeling relaxed and comfortable after three days of shooting together - which had included some rather intimate scenes for Nimue's World.
Shooting this scene was a big deal for me. It was my first sexually explicit video (as opposed to photos), not counting a bit of groping here and there, and my first orgasm on camera. It was also my first sexy solo scene. I'm grateful to Nimue for making it such an easy and natural experience, and helping me feel no self-consciousness about masturbating on camera for the first time.
Rewatching it just now to capture some screengrabs was a surreal experience. Apparently I go all red and white and blotchy around the neck and chest when I come. I don't know if that's normal for a porn performer - but at least you know my pleasure is genuine!
Then it was time for the first spanking video of the day, 'Lady Godiva'. This was an improvised scene intended as the prequel to a scenario we were shooting with Leia Ann Woods the next day, and based on a story a private session client had told me. It follows the ladies of the Pony Club who have strict rule of etiquette and deal with any immodest behaviour in a traditional manner. I won't share the full details of the storyline quite yet, as I'm editing this scene at the moment and hope to release it this weekend.
Michael arrived while we were shooting this video, so after making him some tea and helping him with his bags, I talked him through the options for which scenes we could shoot with him, and let him think about it while we wrapped up Nimue's punishment.
In the end, Michael opted to do one of the scenes we'd had planned for Phil, and three new ones. This suited me perfectly, as it means if I can shoot with Phil next year, I still have most of the original scripts to use with him.
I've received a lot of requests lately for male domestic OTK spanking, such as father/son or uncle nephew, and also for male/male scenes with a woman watching. I'd been thinking that it was time to shoot some MF/M, as I don't have any yet and we do have several FM/F scenes now. So I decided to combine the two with a classic domestic punishment scenario in which Michael brings home a bad school report to his strict aunt and uncle.
This is a very traditional scenario, and I'm hoping that our female gaze shooting style will give it a fresh twist, with lots of emphasis on Mike's beautiful bottom and expressive facial reactions. He did look utterly adorable in that school uniform!
Next we used an idea Michael suggested, in which he plays a male chauvinist gallery owner who is visited by feminist activists, and spanked for not representing more female artists in his gallery. This is based on a campaign by the Guerilla Girls, and I love that Michael was up for it. Only a true supporter of gender equality would be willing to sacrifice his bottom for the sake of smashing patriarchy!
To my surprise, shy boyish Michael made a surprisingly convincing wanky hipster in his suit and glasses:
When I realised I'd have Michael on location, I instantly started to wonder if it would be practical to shoot 'The Stableboy', a thirties MF/M scene written by Dreams of Spanking member and long-time Michael fan DeliciousDelight. With the historical farmhouse, the garden and Michael all in one place, it quickly came together. I even managed to improvise a plausible thirties riding outfit from items I happened to have with me!
Phil had requested an Edwardian governess birching scene for the end of the day, and the birches had been soaking in the bathtub since the night before. We'd also planned a Victorian scene with Phil in which he and I played siblings punished by our father. I decided to split the difference with a father/son birching scene. Michael had never had the birch before, and wasn't sure if he could take it, so we concocted a storyline in which he was given the opportunity to choose to take a caning instead.
Michael played the son of the school's headmaster, who with other boys was involved in a May Week prank that got them all caned. But unlike the other boys, after everyone else had gone home, his father summoned him for an additional punishment - not as a pupil, this time, but as his son.
It was great fun dreaming up the details for this storyline with Tom and Michael on the spur of the moment. Sometimes spontaneous scenes are the ones which flow most naturally, and this was no exception. Michael opted for the birch, in the end - and he took it beautifully.
Michael's bottom was done for the day, but we all still had a bit of energy left, so we headed into the garden for one final photoset, based on the first erotic spanking story I ever read. In the story the heroine has two lovers, both male tops, one older, one younger. Unbeknownst to her they conspire behind her back to give her an unforgettable al fresco experience.
The older one surprises her in the garden, blindfolds her, binds her and beats her until she admits she likes it. They take care to only touch her one at a time, and she assumes that the hands caressing her are his - until she feels someone licking and sucking her breasts while she is being whipped, and suddenly realises there have been two of them all along. (In the book it's also revealed that the two men are father than son, adding an extra incestuous twist!)
I hadn't planned to shoot this scene this week, but with Tom and Michael there, and the afternoon light fading to golden, it seemed like the perfect opportunity - and it was exquisitely hot.
It was a privilege to be able to bring so many fantasies to life, and at the end of the day, nude in the garden with rope marks on my wrists, I was a very happy girl.
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