Our latest scenario is our first historical punishment fantasy to feature boys and girls spanked together. Like most of our Victoriana and Edwardiana, it also combines class politics, lavish costumes and the frustrated desires of spirited young ladies.
Caroline and Amelia are young companions living together at Amelia's house, under the care of her father and household staff. Their adventurous natures have got them into trouble before with Amelia's stuffy governess, Miss Blake.
Miss Blake is only a couple of years older than the girls, and used to be their friend and confidant, but lately she has grown determined to curb their rebellious tendencies and shape them into well-mannered young ladies fit for society. Until the girls are married, they are subject to Miss Blake's authority, and given their distate for the eligible gentlemen Amelia's father would choose for them, that day seems a long way off.
Invitations begins with our heroines working mischief upon a forthcoming dinner party, swapping the rightful invitations for ones of their own devising, and replacing Mr Rutherford's chosen guests with young gentlemen they like better.
They enlist Will, one of the footmen, to help deliver the counterfeit invitations. Unfortunately he is intercepted by Miss Blake, who happens to be his cousin, before he can leave the house. She discovers the plot and marches him back indoors, where he and the girls must account for their behaviour.
Disappointed that the discipline she has previously administered has clearly had no good effect, Miss Blake threatens to inform Mr Rutherford about the attempted sabotage to his dinner party, which will inevitably result in Caroline being sent away. The girls beg her not to tell him. Still, Miss Blake is adamant that such disgraceful disobedience must be punished, and insists that instead each girl must receive twelve strokes of the cane from her.
Although Miss Blake has long been the girls' friend and companion, they now see another side of her. She is responsible for their behaviour, and is determined to correct it, no matter what it takes. She will ensure that they never dare attempt such outright rebellion again.
Once the girls have been thoroughly disciplined, Miss Blake turns her attentions to her young cousin, Will. She was glad to be able to find him a place in the household, and knows that her aunt and uncle cannot afford for him to lose his position. She also knows that this is exactly what must happen if she reports his behaviour, as she knows she should; and that if she were discovered to be covering for him, both their jobs would be forfeit. She therefore has no choice but to discipline him as she has the girls, if he will accept it from her; after all, although a woman, she is his older cousin, and senior to him in the household.
Will knows he has erred in letting the young ladies draw him into their conspiracy, and humbly submits to correction from Miss Blake in the form of six strokes of the cane.
This was an intense scene to film, at the end of two exhilarating days shooting on location. Cold canings are notoriously hard to take, and I didn't hold back. When I came to edit this video I winced to watch myself deliver these strokes, and felt full of sympathy for poor Amelia, Caroline and Will, all of whom took it brilliantly. Their performances captured the emotional nuance and intensity of this fantasy, and it's an honour to work with three such talented actors.
Sometimes I look at a picture and think: yes, this is the porn I always wanted to make. If you went back in time and showed the above photo to my eight year old self, you would blow her mind. Scenarios like this are right at the core of my kink, and have had meaning for me my whole life. I feel so blessed to be able to tell these stories that have always held such power for me, and to express my innermost fantasies on film. The implementation is far from perfect, of course - authentic period drama is hard on a low budget - but it improves with every shoot. I hope you will bear with the imperfections, and that the emotional intensity and drama of this Edwardian fantasy is as powerful for you as it is for me.