A stolen coin has been found in the room of Blake, one of the maids. When confronted she pleads family trouble, and begs for mercy. But iIt won't save her from a punishment of 50 cold strokes of the cane.
Things are awry below stairs. A stolen coin has been found in the room of Blake, one of the maids. When confronted she pleads family trouble, and begs for mercy.
She has served the house well, so her employers hear her out. But they are stern in the face of her pleading: order must be maintained, after all. They would prefer not to take this to the authorities, and she is therefore offered a private punishment to suit the severity of her crime. Even family circumstances won't save her from 50 cold strokes of the cane.
Photography: Nimue Allen
A raw, honest look at the emotional reality of shooting a severe cold caning scene - quiet intensity (with occasional outbreaks of giggling). Nervous Pandora has to keep sipping water to ease her dry mouth, but she controls how long a break she has during cuts. Leia-Ann has trouble with sweating palms, a symptom of conscientious topping that Pandora can empathise with well.
Pandora struggles to balance immersion with control as she directs the action and tells Tom and Leia how hard to cane her. Plus hugs for her and Tom between shots to soothe any unwanted tension. Memorable quotes during the caning - "Leia's cane feels MUCH nicer!", "Mm, that's starting to feel really good now", "This is fun, we should do this again!"