Our shoot last week with Amelia Jane Rutherford, Caroline Grey and new recruit Will Savage was hectic and busy but tremendous fun. I'm still sorting through the photos and footage captured by the talented Hywel Phillips, and will have some preview images to show you very soon.
Meanwhile, Caroline also shot alongside Amelia for Northern Spanking on her brief UK tour, and producer Paul Kennedy has already posted some tantalising previews, so I'll leave you with some of those to tide you over. Click on any of the photos to read more about what they got up to:
Paul has also just posted a "top 5" retrospective of the year just gone on the Cherry Red Report, talking about Northern's highlights of 2012. It's well worth a read.
Also on the Cherry Red Report, Molly Malone has posted an exclusive interview about some of her most memorable spanking films to date. It seems that al fresco spanking is a bit of a theme! She talks about three Dreams of Spanking videos, including one scene with Nimue Allen which is yet to be published, as well as her work for Northern Spanking, Triple A Spanking and Spanking Sarah.
Fans of Molly will find these behind-the-scenes tidbits fascinating. The photos also provide a handy guide to her hair colour changes over the last twelve months!
I'm just about caught up after being away last week, and our new spanking film will be online tomorrow, a domestic F/M scene featuring Michael Darling in stripy pyjamas, submitting beautifully to his weekly maintenance spanking. Watch this space!
Our latest film is one for fans of long, slow leather strappings, boys in striped pyjamas, loving domestic discipline and Michael Darling's beautiful curves.
It's Friday night, and time for Michael's weekly maintenance spanking. Tonight he's due extra strokes for earning himself the paddle earlier in the week. Dressed in striped pyjamas, Michael submits beautifully to punishment. Pandora applies fifty-eight strokes of the leather strap to his peachy bottom until it's red and glowing.
It's a simple concept, but there aren't enough gentle, affectionate, romantic portrayals of male submission in the world. Michael is gorgeous in this, especially his shapely bottom, which colours beautifully under the strap. This scene, and Michael's performance, have already drawn some very positive comments from viewers. Sometimes the simple ones are the best.
Meanwhile Northern Spanking have a star-studded schoolgirl extravanganza featuring Caroline Grey, Leia Ann Woods, Alice Appleby, Aleesha Fox and Zoe Page together with the formidable Lucy McLean. Only Northern could assemble such a stellar cast.
Many of us have a "spanked in front of the class" fantasy, but not many spanking video producers have the wherewithall actually make it happen.
Finally, I can't stop looking at these smoking hot lesbian spanking photos from Sarah Gregory Spanking.
Sarah and Candle Boxxx finally met at Fetish Con 2012 after being fans of each other for some time. Sarah knew that Candle was more into the porn side of fetish and wanted to shoot a video that included some more erotic girl-girl action. Who better to do this with than super hot and sexy Candle? Right away they had great sexual chemistry. After some kissing and touching, they got right to business. Sarah spanked Candle, Candle spanked Sarah, then while Candle uses her Hitachi, she is spanked to squirting orgasm - three times!
Well, I'm currently feeling rather foolish. I went out with D this morning for some outdoor fitness training and managed to pull my ankle practising a jump. The pain wore off quickly so I thought it was okay and carried on, but a few hours later, in the pub, it started to hurt and swell up until I couldn't put weight on it. Damn it!
So now I'm on the sofa resting up, and hoping it's not a proper sprain and will be better by tomorrow when Alex Reynolds comes to stay for a week. We'll be shooting for Dreams of Spanking and Nimue's World, doing some spanking sessions, hanging out and generally enjoying each other's company. So hurry up ankle, get better quick!
Meanwhile I have some time to kill, so I might as well tell you about our latest spanking video. This came out on Friday and has already generated a lot of positive attention. It's a fictional domestic discipline scenario in which I take 100 strokes of the belt from my real life dominant partner Thomas Cameron. Here's the free video trailer:
Not only has Pandora lied to Tom about having a work do when really she was at a friend's party, but she's been caught out by photos posted on Facebook. She is truly sorry for having been so stupid, and she will be forgiven. But first, she will be punished. 100 strokes of her partner's leather belt will help her learn to be more brave and honest in future.
The full video of this 100 stroke domestic belt whipping is 15 minutes long, and members also get a free behind the scenes video, in which I direct the scene between strokes of the belt and cuddle up to Tom during cuts.
The scenario in this film may be fictional, but the emotions and atmosphere are very real. I wanted to capture the mood of heartfelt domestic discipline where one partner is truly contrite, and the other genuinely does not want to punish them.
In this scene Tom's character is not acting in anger, but using punishment within a consensual discipline relationship, regretfully and with love. While shooting I found myself quickly getting very immersed in the roleplay and feeling genuinely upset, and as a result the punishment felt genuinely cathartic
The belt whippings in my fantasies are often long ones, 50 or 100 strokes, applied slowly and methodically. Bringing this fantasy to life while shooting this film was extremely hot, and emotionally intense.
We decided to deliberately stage the punishment over the leggings and knickers, as I know that some of you like to see punishment applied over tight clothing and underwear. You're welcome :)
Now that I know I can do it, I'm already keen to shoot another belt whipping scene with Tom; more severe, straight from bare - perhaps within a more edgy, less consensual fantasy.
Meanwhile I am delighted with how this nurturing discipline film came out, and based on the response so far it seems that caring, consensual discipline is something you like seeing, too.
Most of these sites are relatively new; I think the award is more about recognising newcomers to the field of feminist porn production than celebrating the established companies who have been doing good work for years (although check out our links page if you're curious to see some of these).
Some of the nominated sites I was already aware of, such as gender-hacking fuckfest Queer Porn, and the joyful real couples site Bright Desire. Others are new to me - such as Gentleman Handling, which looks so hot and well put together that I'm considering buying a subscription for some post-shoot viewing tomorrow with Alex and Nimue.
You can find consensual couple spanking as part of kinky sex scenes on some of the other nominated sites, but Dreams of Spanking is the only pure spanking site, and the only site which significantly features punishment and non-consent fantasies. Fantasies like this lie at the heart of many people's spanking kink, and I think it's important to include them in any discussion of feminist porn.
I've put a lot of thought into how to create and present non-consensual fantasies, especially fantasies in which a woman is punished by a man, in a feminist way. I could write essays on the political nuances involved and the myriad ways in which I am attempting to bring my submissive fantasies to life in as ethical and empowering a way as possible. But here's what I think it boils down to.
For me, feminist spanking porn is about enthusiastic consent behind the scenes; treating my performers well and involving them in the creative process; fair pay; diversity; sex positivity; switch and queer visibility; and producing material that caters to the fantasies of bottoms and female-identified people.
Feminist spanking porn is about a gender egalitarian outlook in which dominance and submission are not gendered, and neither sex is portrayed as innately more submissive, more spankable or more sexually desirable.
It's about writing stories in which the narrative sympathy is with the spankee, and they are the hero, not the villain; and it's about openly, transparently distinguishing between the non-consensual fantasy on screen and the consensual reality on set. That means marketing copy that is respectful to the performers, emphasising their personhood and professionalism every way I can, and making behind the scenes footage available and publicly visible as a matter of course. It also means shooting edgy, non-consensual fantasies only with the full, informed and explicit consent of my spankee performers, and only exploring truly dark, violent or severe themes when a performer suggests it themselves.
Most feminist porn is occupied with representing openly consensual, joyful, positive sex between people who have genuine trust and chemistry. This is something I fully support. Dreams of Spanking also features a wide range of joyful, consensual spanking scenarios between people of different genders, and I only shoot kissing or sex when that is an honest representation of the performers' relationship.
Through Dreams of Spanking, I'm proud to represent spanking porn to the feminist community, and show that edgy, non-consensual punishment fantasies can be feminist too.
Alex Reynolds has been staying with me all this week! It's been the best week ever.
I'd only met Alex in person once before, in Texas last year, but I instantly felt a strong affinity with her. That has been fully validated this week; the amount of stuff we've discovered in common is actually a little creepy. There's been lots of hanging out and talking until late into the night, and I love her to bits.
She's currently sitting on the sofa next to me finishing a blogpost, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some behind the scenes photos with you from our week so far.
There have been spankings off camera as well as on, including some #offchartbossing:
Alex being consoled by Fred the Dog after being beaten by me. I had my reasons.
I've got plenty more off-camera spanking photos to share, but I'll be posting those over at my personal blog, Spanked Not Silenced.
As well as spanking, there's also been a lot of conversation about kink, spanking and D/S, industry gossip and general hilarity, often revolving around my cat Fatface, to whom Alex has developed a deep and lasting attachment.
For the last two days, Alex, Nimue Allen and I have been shooting spanking scenes at my house, one day for Dreams of Spanking and one day for Nimue's World. Tom joined us for the first day, and I enjoyed introducing him and Alex.
The four of us had an amazing time shooting video and photosets. The Dreams of Spanking scenes included a girly sleepover scene, a Beltane ritual, intimidation by evil capitalists, a landlady/tenant punishment and Alex and I being spanked for building a sofa fort.
It was the best #sofafort ever.
During the shoot I managed to grab a couple more behind the scenes snaps on my phone. Here's Alex after shooting a photoset called 'Rites of Spring', wearing half her May Queen costume, and half fuzzy comfy clothes to get warm after I made her undress outdoors in the cold, not-actually-May-yet weather:
I am a cruel, sadistic director.
But so is Nimue, so that's okay.
I'll post some proper photo previews (ie. of the the actual spanking scenarios) once I've had time to process the pictures. (And then I need to catch up on previews for the shoot with Caroline, Amelia and Will. Yeah, I've been shooting a lot lately!)
For now, there's just one in-character photo I need to show you. This is my favourite picture from the whole shoot, and in fact from my entire life. The first two times I saw it I laughed until tears streamed down my face, and that evening even the memory of it gave Alex, Nimue and I the uncontrollable giggles.
In this scene, my cat Fatface is co-starring with Alex. "Don't look at the camera, Alex," I instructed, as Alex hurried with Fatface in her arms.
Fatface responded by immediately staring down the lens for the next three pictures. Fatface is not very good at taking direction.
I don't think Fatface likes being a star.
Thanks so much to Nimue and Tom for being amazing behind and in front of the camera and for their general loveliness, and particularly to Alex for being so damn spankable. ♥
Over the weekend I made a couple of improvements to the site, including a new page called Browse all Spanking Scenes by Image. This complements the existing Browse by Keyword page, for those of you who prefer pictures to words. It shows a thumbnail grid of all the scenes in our archive in date order, each image linking to the scene page, for you to browse at a glance. I've also linked this page to the Keywords page and vice versa.
I'm still thinking about the best way to structure the site navigation, and I'm always looking for ways to improve the site and make it easier for you to find the spanking scenes you want, so let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas.
I also updated the site with our new spanking film, a consensual age play scene starring Ten Amorette. Ten's Pyjama Spanking continues the exploration of age regression within domestic discipline relationships which started with Marital Discipline starring Dana Kane and Michael Darling.
Ten's Pyjama Spanking
Ten comes home from work in a bad mood, but Pandora knows what she needs. She tells Ten to change into her jammies, and takes her over the knee for a long, firm bare bottom spanking.
Ten is utterly adorable in this scene as she sinks deeper and deeper into her headspace, clutching her teddy bear Ten and a Half. Her round bottom is perfectly spankable in her short PJs, and the spanking is long and firm with a lot of kicking, lap-squirming and howling.
I really enjoyed playing this scene with Ten, we have great chemistry and it's always a delight to work with her.
I still have the lovely Alex staying with me, but will shortly be delivering her into the hands of the lovely people at Northern Spanking. Fatface and I will both miss her enormously, but I at least will see her at Boardwalk Badness Weekend in Atlantic City this April. Fatface will just have to pine.
Alex has just been published on Spanked in Uniform as Ensign Reynolds, sent to serve on the disciplinary ship Genesis. The Genesis was sent to the Andromeda system to destroy a Borg cube that had been sighted there, but an error by Ensign Reynolds compromised the mission. After scolding her in the weapons bay, the Captain ordered Reynolds to her quarters where he soundly spanked and paddled her.
In a hot new video at Spank This, Blake Elliott is tasked with delivering a family heirloom for Jeff Sterne, but drops it as soon as Sterne hands it to him. For his clumsiness and lack of attention, Jeff Sterne gives this bad boy a hard spanking over his jeans, then pulls off his trousers to expose young Blake's smooth tight ass. Little Blake flinches as Sterne takes him over the knee and then paddles his bright red cheeks on all fours.
Hard Spanking Vixens tell the story of a girl scout who takes an antisocial local boy in hand. Her dedication to the community will stop at nothing, even spanking his bare bottom if necessary to keep his behaviour in check.
Military Training is a tough environment at Firm Hand Spanking, as Leia-Ann Woods discovers when she visits counter-intelligence officer Thomas Cameron for humiliation resistance tuition. Reading aloud as she’s spanked hard 256 times is a test for Leia-Ann’s willpower - and her rear!
Firm Hand also has the rather dishy young Patrick Bateman administering punishment to Beth Thompson in a new storyline directed by Kat St James. Beth has a new job, but Patrick's final punishment to settle her credit card debt elicits tears with a ping pong paddle. First on denim shorts, then panties and finally bare, she pays the price.
Punished Brats also have some nice-looking young male tops; I really like the way they hire female spankees along with their real life boyfriends sometimes. In this scene, Tyler spots Gianna Love heading out for a night of partying with the girls and reminds her that she has early classes the following day. He is irritated to find out that she plans on skipping her classes in favor of the late night and takes a leather paddle to her backside. I don't know why Tyler is wearing a lab coat but he certainly rocks the scientist look.
Finally, I couldn't resist sharing this tantalising picture from a new shoot at Naughty + Nerdy, Aeryn Walker's personal porn playground. Aeryn plays the Red Queen who punishes the beautiful and cheeky Miss Lolita Borgia as Alice, who cut the roses from her beautiful garden. Spanking, paddling and boot licking goodness!
Alex Reynolds has moved on to the next leg of her UK tour, and is now in the safekeeping of Lucy and Paul of Northern Spanking. I miss her already! Fatface on the other hand is sleeping the blissful sleep of the undisturbed for the first time in ten days, and isn't being picked up or bothered any more than usual. I think she's much happier than I am that we have the flat to ourselves again.
Still, the nice thing about shooting spanking porn is that I can stave off the Alex-deprivation by looking at the awesome photos and videos we shot together. I went through the stills and some of the footage last night and I'm really excited about the scenes we filmed.
Tom was our top for the day, and I topped Alex in some scenes, and got into trouble with her in others. (Switches have the most fun.) Able fellow producer Nimue Allen was helping me behind the camera as usual. Tom, Nimue and I have shared a lot of shoots together over the last year and we work together well; the vibe between is increasingly efficient and relaxed.
We were shooting at my flat, which has both advantages and disadvantages. In some ways it's more relaxed, as we don't have to worry about packing bags, remembering everything we might need, travelling to a venue, carrying heavy things and so on. Wardrobe becomes particularly easy, as we can just pick out our outfits before each scene without having to think about it much in advance. And of course shooting at home is cheaper, too.
The flipside is that a room you're shooting in needs to contain a lot less stuff than a room you live in, and I own quite a lot of stuff. Each time you're setting up to shoot in a room, you need to move most of the portable clutter and furniture out to create more space to set up lights and so on. My flat doesn't have an empty room to move all of this stuff into, so if I want to shoot, say, some scenes in the bedroom and some in the lounge, the day becomes a game of furniture tetris, continually shuffling things out of shot and stacking armchairs and storage crates in the hallway and kitchen.
This process does occasionally have unexpected advantages. In one scene we moved the bed around 90 degrees so that we could get a better camera angle, and I liked the new room layout so much that I've kept it.
Overall, I would say that filming at home is a more relaxed way of shooting. And although you're limited to domestic scenarios, in some ways it allows you to be more creative. I don't think we'd have got away with shooting a cat-hiding scene or building a sofa fort in a studio!
We filmed five spanking videos with Alex, and one photoset. First of all we were bad girls staying up too late talking and giggling over the covers, until an angry, sleep-deprived Tom came in and told us we'd both be punished in the morning. The next day we're spanked and strapped side by side on the bed.
This scenario was basically inspired by Alex's and my behaviour the first night she arrived, when our constant attempts to sleep were stymied by finding ever more fascinating things to talk about. We weren't spanked for it, but maybe we should have been.
The second scenario was a new experiment in point-of-view filming. In standard porn jargon "POV" means someone addressing the camera - ie the camera represents the viewer's point of view - but in feminist porn, the phrase is being used by projects such as The Woman's POV to show the viewer the perspective of one of the performers. For instant, if a woman in a sex scene holds the camera herself, the shot puts the viewer into her shoes, which results a strangely intimate experience. With women (and, in spanking porn, spankees) usually cast as the object of a porn film, it's both refreshing and radical to make them the subject.
With this in mind, I'd wanted for a while to have a go at shooting a spanking from the spankee's point of view, using shots which show you how things look from over the knee. A directly cinematographic interpretation of the idea of the spankee's gaze, if you will. We used a mirror and two cameras to capture Tom spanking Alex from different angles.
As the spanking became more serious, we varied the shots to include a couple of more traditional camera angles that showed her bottom more directly. But the indirect view was the most exciting, in my opinion; the glimpses she gets over her shoulder and in the mirror of Tom's hand rising and falling created a suggestive, subtle impression which I found tantalising and hot.
I think this "spankee's POV" film might be the first scene from the day to be published. I'm very interested to find out what people make of it.
We also shot a pagan photoset called "The Rites of Spring", in which Tom and Alex celebrate Beltane with ritual and birching. I basically heart everything about this scene.
The next scene was darker and more violent, with Alex playing a valiant journalist about to blow the whistle on corporate corruption and misconduct. She is visited at home by two of the executives and menaced into keeping silent.
Little do the evil capitalists know, however, that Alex was secretly filming the whole thing, and they have just given her a far better story than she ever expected.
You've already seen one preview from the next scene (based on an incident from my own life) in which Alex is a tenant keeping a cat without permission, who is caught and punished by her landlady.
In real life I wasn't punished - in fact my landlord didn't seem inclined to make a fuss about it - but I felt so guilty about getting caught mid-deception that I really should have been.
Finally, the last scene of the day revisited the cutesy, semi-age-play characters from the sleepover scene, this time building a sofa fort in the living room on an evening when guests are due to arrive. Alex's character had already been punished earlier that day for hitting people with her bear (true story!), and I gave her another spanking in the fort when the bear-hitting continued.
When Tom arrived, he did acknowledge that it might be the best sofa fort ever, but we still got spanked for causing chaos with guests about to come round. Sad face! He bent each of us over the sofa fort and spanked us with hand and wooden hairbrush. I don't know what it was about that hairbrushing but it felt ridiculously, excessively painful, and there was lots of howling and kicking from each of us, especially me.
We left the sofa fort up, though, after we finished shooting, and the day ended off-camera with Nimue, Alex and I hanging out in the fort drinking cider and eating crisps, and talking about all manner of things.
Later that night we turned the cameras back on to film a video blog, by which point we may have been somewhat giggly.
As you can see, we hate our work and never have any fun at all on a spanking shoot!
If you haven't already, do add Alex's blog to your bookmarks. She updates it regularly about a range of fascinating topics relating to spanking and D/S, with a highly readable, entertaining writing style. In my opinion it's the best spanking model blog currently online - and I'm not the only one that thinks so, as it was voted Best Creative Spanking Blog in the 2012 Spanking Awards. Do check it out to keep abreast of Alex's many adventures in spankingland.
As someone who likes looking at naked men, it sometimes feels as if the world of rope bondage photography thinks that only women ever get tied up. I've enjoyed watching men submit to bondage in real life, and I've always wanted to see more of it in porn. For a while now I've been particularly fascinated by the idea of seeing a physically strong man in artistic rope bondage; tight rope curving around bulging muscles. The idea of strength subdued and power restrained.
With his athletic physique and experience as a nude model, our newest switch performer Will Savage provided the perfect opportunity to test my ideas.
Introducing new switch performer Will Savage, freshly oiled and showing off his muscular physique. Strength and power are slowly tamed as he kneels and submits to tightly tied hemp rope.
Many thanks to rigger Ariel Anderssen (AKA Amelia Jane Rutherford) and photographer Hywel Phillips for helping me bring this vision to life. I love the results, and producing this male bondage photo set has only whetted my appetite for more.
It seems I'm not alone, either.
Musclebound went up on Friday. On Saturday, I uploaded a couple of preview images to Fetlife. By Sunday night, one image had climbed to the top of the "Kinky & Popular" feed, with over 1000 "loves". The other followed not far behind.
This feed is not just based on how many likes or comment a picture has, but has an algorithm that seems to take into account recent activity, maintaining a balance of media types, and quite possibly some human moderation as well. The tendency of the feed to include a majority of white, skinny, naked women has been well documented. Men are rare; male submissives are practically invisible. (Likewise, the Fetlife homepage always includes a photograph, usually of rope bondage, always, always of a female, white, skinny bottom.)
As I write this, our photo of Will Savage bound in rope has 3,734 "loves" and 390 comments, all positive, both numbers climbing by the minute. A lot of people have commented on how rare it is to see a male submissive featured in K&P, and how much they appreciated it. Here's a tiny sample:
Take one look at this thread and tell me again that "men just aren't that nice to look at naked" or "women just aren't that visual".
The kinky world, or at least the part of it that spends time on Fetlife, is crying out for more beautiful imagery eroticising and celebrating male submission. I am absolutely bowled over by the scale of the response this photo has received. It's renewed my determination to continue the work I'm doing to produce imagery that depicts male submission, as well as female, as positive, sexy and beautiful.
If you like Musclebound, you may enjoy a couple of other sites I've found recently which provide sexy photos of men in bondage.
FM Concepts is a digital download site which contains fetish photos and videos starring both male and female subs. Their Men in Bondage section contains a large number of titles including, interestingly, many scenes in which men and women are tied up together, as well as F/M scenarios. Seems I'm not the only one who thinks that boys and girls getting into trouble together is hot.
The other link I stumbled across this week is a tumblr site called Dudes in Distress which publishes original male bondage photography by two kinky ladies. The boys are cute, the photography and the bondage are beautiful, and the predicaments are creative.
Dreams of Spanking is first and foremost a spanking site, so aside from introductory model photosets like this one of Will, bondage is mostly something I will only include as part of a spanking scene. But there is clearly a need for more beautiful imagery of men in bondage, as well as more D/S erotica focussed on the male submissive. I already have all sorts of ideas about potential spin-off projects.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Musclebound; and we have two scenes featuring all three of Will Savage, bondage and spanking still to come.
I'll leave you with a poem about the submission of a strong, powerful man by the excellent Labcoats and Lingerie, which I think is beautiful.
Give me the lion
What use have I for worms?
I am no gardener.
Where I could crush with the toe of my boot,
I’m reluctant to step.
For they are hard to see, down there,
competing to wriggle the lowest.
From the height of a human it’s hard to tell one from another.
So I wait,
and watch–kindly–so as not to interrupt
as they wriggle away in search of a thing that I’m not.
I do not need a worm.
Give me the lion.
Give me the lion with the orange mane,
the teeth, the sweeping tail,
quiet paws, and the unmistakable
curve of his spine.
No housecat he, declawed and docile,
content with long-dead food.
He tears his meat with me,
‘Til I challenge him:
tossing scraps on the ground and watching his hackles rise.
We test one another.
If I do not stand over him–if I turn, and assume his obedience–
he may tear me to pieces
(and I will deserve it).
You must. Respect. The beast.
Therefore he tests
the still and wordless strength
in my gaze, and the tension I keep on the chain in my hand;
in return I test his will, and smile
when he finally lowers his head to obey me
He wears my collar, but it doesn’t make him tame.
It just makes him mine.
Astride his ferocity I am ferocious:
marking his rippling hide,
or twisting a hand through the curls of his mane to hold him.
When I mount him, and ride,
I command the world.
So keep your worms, and give me the lion.
Give me the lion, a chair and whip,
and we shall roar.
There are lots of videos out there with camera angles that depict the spanker's point of view; just as there are lots of videos that portray the top's fantasy, and images of spankees representing the dominant gaze. Our latest film captures the intimacy of an over-the-knee spanking through shots that portray the spankee's point of view.¹
When Alex admits to feeling bad about flouting her D/S rules during her time in the UK, Tom suggests a spanking might help her feel better. She lies over his knee on the edge of the bed, feeling his strong thighs support her hips. Looking back over her shoulder, she meets his gaze as his hand rises and falls... and in the mirror, she can see her bottom bouncing under the smacks.
Tom used to have a cupboard with glass doors in his bedroom, and the glimpses I caught of my own bottom being spanked, reflected in the glass, were very exciting. During a punishment I often find it erotic to look back at my spanker and watch them preparing to deliver a stroke.
I started to wonder what a spanking video would look like shot from the spankee's perspective, with camera angles representing their point of view. Of course, ten minutes of a square of carpet would be boring. But what about an over-the-shoulder shot as the top tells them what's about to happen? Or, over the knee, looking back over their shoulder, meeting their top's gaze, seeing the hand rise and fall? What about glimpsing their own reflection in a mirror, just as I had?
This film is an experiment in, quite literally, the spankee's gaze. I think the subtle glimpses and reflections are quite exciting, and more suggestive and provocative than a direct view. In the end, however, we wondered if it would be a waste of what ended up be a very hard, thorough spanking not to show you any shots of Alex's bottom at all, so we compromised by introducing some more traditional camera angles towards the end of the spanking.
My hope is that by putting the viewer into Alex's shoes, this video captures the intimacy of an over-the-knee spanking, and will resonate with fellow spankees. Perhaps it will also prove of interest to spankers curious about seeing a spanking from the bottom's perspective. Does it work for you? Let us know what you think.
1. The femdom genre has some point-of-view videos that show a female top addressing the presumed male submissive viewer via the camera - Dana Kane has some excellent examples - but as far as I know, this has never been done with a male top. Perhaps the innovative thing about this film is not that it portrays a spankee's gaze, but a female one.