Our new M/M film The Water Fight explores the themes of unfair punishment and spanking on a wet bottom, with new spankee Andrew Shada hauled across Thomas' knee for a hard on-the-spot spanking, before being made to bend over for the strap.
Siblings Andrew and Pandora are constantly playing tricks on each other - but somehow, Pandora always seems to get away with it, while Andrew always gets in trouble! In revenge for her latest prank Andrew sneaks up on his sister while she's on the swing, and douses her in cold water. She swiftly retaliates and makes sure Andrew is soaked head to toe before running and telling on him. The poor boy can't get a word in edgeways as their angry fath*r grabs his ear and hauls him inside for a damn good hiding.
A hard hand spanking over the knee shows Andrew that Thomas is really serious this time. Soon enough the older man has made up his mind that it's going to have to be a strapping. Twenty hard strokes will drive the lesson home. First, he fetches a jug and pours icy cold water over Andrew's tight briefs to make sure his bottom is dripping wet. Because as Thomas' mother knew very well, it does make it sting more.
I think I first encountered the idea of using cold water to increase the intensity of a punishment via Henry Higgins, and Blushes magazine. Here's a photo from 1985 showing a reformatory girl bent over a trestle whose tight shorts were soaked with water before she's given the cane:
There are so many things I love about this: the ritualistic aspect; the deliberate sadism of the disciplinarian in using their imagination to increase the discomfort of the victim; the way the water soaks through the tight fabric and renders it translucent, and catches the light as it pours down the legs.
When I see this photo I imagine the sudden shock of being soaked in cold water, how it would make you shivery and miserable as you awaited your fate, goosepimples springing up on chilly flesh which would then be all the more sensitive during the thrashing that ensued.
For some time now I've wanted to revisit this theme with a male spankee. I came up with a scenario in which the punishment fits the crime, with the poor boy who gets the cold water treatment having earned it by doing the same to his sister. But, because I prefer stories about sympathetic spankees who don't really deserve the horrible things that happen to them, I decided to make this one an unfair punishment, in which the sister has already got her revenge during the water fight that kicks everything off, but only Andrew is unlucky enough to get punished.
We had great fun going out into the garden to shoot the water fight itself, and it quickly became apparent that Andrew was a natural actor with a flair for the dramatic.
I picked out my most innocent, girlish dress - which also happened to be white cotton, to create a bit of a wet t-shirt effect, since I wasn't wearing a bra!
This was Andrew's first ever spanking video as a bottom, and he was very nervous indeed. We took regular breaks to reassure him but the poor lad was rather overwhelmed by the experience. He could barely speak as Tom gave him an in-character telling off, and once over the knee Tom's hard hand made him wince and gasp.
I'd originally intended for Tom's character to be very strict and severe, but Andrew's nerves brought out his kindly side. The paternal figure in this scene ends up coming across as firm but fair, sorry that he has to do this, wanting the best for his boy - and expecting the best of him, too. It's an interesting counterpoint to the theme of Andrew being unfairly punished while his sister gets away with it, but I rather like how it turned out.
Although the spanking is not especially severe, Andrew's genuine fear and nervousness lends an intense emotional atmosphere to the scene, and I think the result is a very realistic-feeling domestic punishment. Plus of course it absolutely begs for a sequel where my character gets her comeuppance!