By the time you read this 2022 will be under way, but I’m writing it in the depths of the festive perineum - those strange, limbo-like days where we’re all living off leftover potatoes and half-finished tubs of Quality Street, striving to do as little as possible as the clock ticks us back toward real life. Usually for me this period ends with some kind of a party that at my age I’m still recovering from on January 2nd, but like last year this isn’t quite the time for it.
If, like me, you’re not quite sure how to mark the passing of the year in a way that feels meaningful when all your friends still seem to live inside GatherTown and Zoom, our final festive offering of the holiday season might give you some excellent ideas.
Caned at Midnight stars the gorgeous Rosie Bower, last seen at Halloween as swashbuckling pirate queen Rosie the Brave. This time the two performers have a whole different dynamic; they’re a happy couple, looking forward to a quiet NYE at home with a little something extra on top. As the clock counts down and the stripes rack up, it’s clear they’re both having a great time despite Rosie’s obvious discomfort at such a severe caning.
It’s a great start to the year for them both, and the perfect final release for our 2021 lineup - so head over and have a look, and keep the return to chilly January at bay for a few minutes longer.
It’s a pretty popular trope in spanking stories for the spankee to try and put a brave face on it. There’s a bunch of ways it can play out: an unrepentant schoolboy refusing to be cowed by a strict headmistress; an eager submissive who wants to please their dominant by taking a punishment beautifully; a fierce rival unwilling to give her opponent the satisfaction of seeing her squirm.
This week’s release is a whole new take on that story. The core plot of this film is one we’ve done before - “sales exec spanked by boss for missing deadline” is a fun dynamic, but not a new one to us. In this case though it’s framed as a sort of social media prank; the firm has a popular YouTube channel, and the whole film is actually a video published to their many viewers.
What really makes it hot is the effect that has on Eryn’s responses and behaviour. The YouTube channel is mostly their project - these are their subscribers watching, their fans seeing her humiliated and exposed. They want to make good content and come across as a competent professional, but to do that they needs to keep up the veneer of a fun, cheerful YT prank punishment even as the blows rain down on their soft bare buttocks and thighs.
All told it’s a great twist on a popular story, and genuinely funny to boot - this is one you won’t want to miss.
As a studio, we’ve never shied away from telling intense stories or exploring taboo fantasies. Parent/child pairings are a popular spanking fantasy dynamic, and they’re pretty common in our films; we’ve done a lot of shoots featuring wayward teenagers being set straight by their strict, traditional families.
There’s something a little special about this week’s addition to that cannon, though. The co-parenting couple played by Stephen Lewis and Kelley May in I’m Sorry We Let It Get To This aren’t distant or harsh, and they don’t seem to do this often or resort to spanking for every little infraction. Rather, the belting they give to Richard McLean is something of a last resort for them - and they’re both juxtaposingly loving and gentle as it’s administered, talking him through it stroke by stroke and reminding him that this is all for his own good.
In a way, the overall effect of this scene is actually darker than some of our shoutier and stricter fictional families. It stirs up something almost primal within the viewer; it’s uncanny-valley-close to the way a real loving parent might speak to a teenager they were concerned for. And of course that’s exactly what makes it so hot - they’re doing this for him, after all. This spanking is entirely for his own benefit, and they’re getting nothing out of it themselves. It hurts them to see him in pain, in fact. They’re sorry it came to this.
There’s a lot we’ve all missed over the past two years: nights out on the town, dinner and drinks in a mate’s living room, getting bent over and thrashed by anyone we don’t live with full time. For a lot of us it’s been a frustratingly punishment-free episode, cut off as we are from time physically spent with so many of our partners and friends. Performers aren’t immune to this, either; there’s been a lot of talk in the spanking porn world lately about needing to rebuild a pain tolerance and noticing how much more quickly skin bruises and marks when it’s been a while since it was last beaten.
There’s upsides to this, of course. It gives everyone a chance to brush up on their communication and negotiation skills, especially when two people who’ve played together a dozen times find their limits have changed a little in the interim. We’ve also got to see some absolutely stunning lines and welts, even on the bottoms of people who don’t usually do more than redden!
Besides which, that extra sting can be a lot of fun to watch. We get the impression that Pandora’s character in this week’s film has been thrown over her Uncle’s lap before - but this is her first evening out at a party since the lockdowns, and she’s a little out of practice as she kicks and whimpers under his hand. Lana, too, seems keen at first, but when David fetches his cane she soon comes to regret her enthusiasm.
In the end they’re both left with bright red backsides on display as they hold up their pretty dresses - and after such a long break, their stripes do look so very beautiful.
I love the implied backstory to this scene. A couple, play partners; perhaps they spend time together as ordinary people in the real world and perhaps they don’t, but either way there’s this series of letters that pass between them. Each letter contains a set of instructions. Meet me at your place, in a nightclub, book this hotel room. Wear silk or strip naked; lay the implements out on the bed; present yourself in this or that way. Leave your next letter out on the nightstand with my name on the envelope. Wait for me.
And now we’ve got a chance to see inside this silent relationship, this secret that they’re both keeping not because they’re ashamed or awkward - both parties seem completely at ease with themselves here, in fact, each basking in their own enjoyment - but because there’s something undeniably sexy about it. Something silent and secret, a memory they can cherish for weeks until their next assignation.
Wait for me.
I reckon the hottest thing about this week’s release - Beating the Competition, starring Pandora Blake, Rebecca Belacqua and Kelley May - is in the tension and contrast between how Kelley is speaking and what’s actually going on in the room.
Because the thing is, she’s perfectly calm. Her tone is rather dry, in fact; she’s delivering a standard training session to one of her employees, making sure they’re up to scratch for an impending promotion. The way she speaks is measured and informative, like this is just another day on the job for her.
Rebecca, on the other hand, is exposed and squirming, deeply humiliated and blushing bright red on both sets of cheeks. She’s gasping and crying out, struggling with impacts both physical and psychological. This is a brand new experience for her, and one she hadn’t imagined would be quite this intense.
There’s something deeply intriguing about that contrast - particularly given that, by the conceit of the plot, Kelley herself must have had this experience too at some point in the past. Her face sometimes betrays her real feelings; her voice is calm, but from the way she’s looking at her compromised employee you can tell she’s enjoying this as much as we are.
Of course, this isn’t the only spanking in the film - and Kelley’s lesson gets an immediate reprise as power rebalances itself once again! After all, it’s only fair that Rebecca gets a chance to put her new skill into action now she’s officially Pandora’s superior.
High dudgeon on the high seas this week as rival pirate queens Rosie the Brave and Banshee Blake have a run-in of truly epic proportions. There’s nothing meek or submissive about the Dread Captain Rosie, for all she’s found herself in a highly compromising position: one rather gets the impression that she’s often bested Banshee Blake, who is clearly half-mad with power at having her counterpart so thoroughly in her clutches.
Perhaps the Banshee really will be Admiral Blake someday, with Rosie’s ship forming part of her piratical fleet. Till then, she has her captive rival to occupy herself with - and plenty of ideas for how to break her.
Chief among them is to transform this former Captain into the Ship’s Wench, tied down and presented for the whole crew to use at their leisure. She’ll be bound there, helpless, as one by one Blake’s men come and pay her a visit. This parting promise particularly caught my attention; many of my own fantasies run along similar lines.
If that’s a predilection you share - or if you simply love seeing curvaceous piratical brats display their ample cleavage and get marked up beautifully by a leather tongue whip - this one’s for you.
We are delighted to feature Rosie Bower in our Halloween special: Captured Pirate Queen.
This is not Rosie's first time on Dreams of Spanking: some of you will know her as Rosie Bottomley. Rosie eagerly offered up her bottom to fight UK porn censorship and took 50 strokes of the cane for our sponsored caning fundraiser.
Rosie has also written stories for Dreams featuring naughty schoolgirls and their punishments. You can hear her tales Head Girl, Stacey's Caning and Lucy's Punishment.
We sat down with Rosie this week to chat all things spanking, and her experience on set with Pandora.
How did you get into spanking and working with Dreams of Spanking?
I’ve worked for various different sites in the past, and it was very exciting to finally get a chance to work on DoS. I’ve known Pandora for a long time, but logistics have never quite worked out for me to appear on the site before now.
It was a particularly satisfying shoot because in addition to this scene, we filmed a couple of others which gave me the chance to play a real range of different characters, from completely rebellious in this scene, to coy and curious in another, to very enthusiastic. That’s something that I’ve always loved about DoS; there’s such a variety of scenarios, with concepts and characters you can really get your teeth into. It always feels very well-thought-out and genuine.
What have you been working on?
During lockdown I’ve mostly been filming with my girlfriend, Nimue. I love novelty and variety, and luckily she does too, so it’s always fun coming up with new ideas for content. I'm very excited to start expanding my horizons again now that things are gradually getting more back to normal, and I have plans to get spanked by someone new very soon, which I'm thrilled about. You can find me on Nimue’s sites: nimueallen.manyvids.com and pocketstars.com/nimueallen.
Tell us about your experience shooting Captured Pirate Queen
The fun of this scene actually started before we were filming, because we both had a lot of fun getting dressed up — Pirate Queen is a big change from the usual sorts of costumes you get to wear for a spanking scene! I was terribly spoiled during the shoot because I always have more fun when I’m comfy, so we spent a while arranging pillows and getting the cuffs just right. We actually started out using a riding crop, but it sprang apart quite dramatically a few minutes in, so we had to switch to the paddle. The paddle we used left really interesting vivid marks — I had these lines of dots where the stitching was, which lasted a very long time afterwards.
I got very into the character, and had an absolutely fantastic time being recalcitrant and stubborn and chewing up the scenery like the villain in a cheap horror film. Pandora couldn’t get me to stop talking back long enough to actually end the scene!
You can see Rosie Bower with Pandora Blake in our upcoming film, Captured Pirate Queen. Available Saturday 3pm BST on Dreams of Spanking.
One of the categories this week’s release has been filed under is “complex consent”, and the consent dynamics going on in this film are indeed complex - as is the balance of power. Sarah’s the one getting spanked, bottom bare and school shoes kicking in the air, but she could blow this whole thing wide open at any moment. She’s not even getting anything material out of the deal; she’s only here as a favour to a friend.
She stares directly at said friend the whole time she’s having her backside tanned with a hairbrush. There’s pain in her expression - after all, she’s having her backside tanned with a hairbrush! - but I reckon there’s an element of challenge to it, too. “You’ll owe me for this one, John.”
John, for his part, seems...a little guilty and awkward, perhaps, but not entirely unhappy about the situation. Sarah does look so very pretty in her school uniform and pigtails, after all, and it’s a beautiful bottom to watch as it’s exposed and reddened.
All told, this little film has a surprising amount of depth to it - and I can’t help but wonder what kind of revenge Sarah might one day try to enact...
As spanking aficionados ourselves, we like to feature a wide range of implements in our films. Bare hand spanking and canes are probably our most-used tools, of course, but we’ve got a bit of everything: paddles, belts, riding crops, floggers, hairbrushes, tawses, rulers and the occasional wooden spoon.
There’s something a bit special about leather, isn’t there? It has a certain smell, a certain texture. New leather is polished and stingy, but with age and use a leather implement becomes softer and more supple and packs more of a thud. The pointed ends of a tawse give a sharp, sudden kind of pain; the click of a belt-buckle before a beating adds a frisson to any encounter.
A razor strop is a flexible leather strap designed for the polishing of blades. They’re a little archaic now in the age of disposable razors, but once upon a time you’d find them hanging on every bedroom wall - in easy, convenient reach. Many of them have a metal loop on the end to make them easier to mount; ours doesn’t, for safety reasons (the bite that would add when spanking would be actively unethical), but it still has the classic polished wooden handle.
There’s a very particular feel to the razor strop. Leather paddles are heavy and rigid; tawses have split tails; belts tend to be much narrower. A strop is broad, flexible and supple, often soft with age and use but no less punishing for it when applied to the backside.
Rebecca Belacqua hadn’t experienced one of these until this week’s shoot - and she seems to take to it pretty quickly. She kicks and squirms beautifully, both performer and character wriggling and wincing under Kelley May’s hand. There’s a lovely moment in the backstage extras where Kelley mentions how much she’d been enjoying her co-star’s reactions; “I kept having to remember that I’m her mother in this scene, I can’t look at her like that!”
I, too, have always loved being beaten with leather - so I particularly took to this scene, and should you share my predilections I’m sure you’ll agree.