The day is here! We are celebrating NINE YEARS of Dreams of Spanking!
This site has grown and evolved so much in the last decade. I want to take this time to highlight some films from over the years which are particularly gorgeous and deserve more attention. In this post I'll share my personal insights as a producer, performer and director, and some interesting stories attached to films that you may not know!
2011: Caned in Jodhpurs
This was filmed on one of the first ever Dreams of Spanking shoots. I think it was our second video shoot, and it was a pretty ambitious day, looking back on it. We shot three involved films in a beautiful location with two amazing videographers, and with each one we took time to get the details right. Caned in Jodhpurs is in my opinion an excellent, classic spanking film. I loved playing the character of the haughty wife who gets her comeuppance, and the tense character dynamics between Zille as the hapless stablegirl, Tom as my sleazy husband and me as an arrogant upper class landowner. It was my first time working with Zille Defeu, and I had a big crush on her (still do, tbh), so this film holds very happy memories of getting to play with her!
2012: Primae Noctis
I struggled to choose a single film from 2012 as there were so many outstanding releases this year. But I think Primae Noctis is some of our best work. The only reason I hesitate to say that is that unfortunately the sound isn't as good as I'd like it to be. I was still a bit of a filming n00b, working with kit I was unfamiliar with, and I set my microphone on the wrong setting so it didn't do well at picking up the dialogue, especially during long shots. I hadn't started using an external microphone yet, I was just using an on camera microphone - total beginner, I know! But apart from that, everything about this is so gorgeous - the edgy fantasy, the top secret location, the costumes, the roleplay. Adele and Jimmy are incredible in this. The chemistry, their beauty, the acting is just all stunning. It was a real privilege to be able to film it.
I chose this film because I think it just sums up a lot of what we do best at Dreams of Spanking, from Edwardian and Victorian costume drama, to scenes of girls and boys being punished together. In my head this scene is straight out of a Regency romance novel like the work of Georgette Heyer. It was our first shoot with Will Savage, and he did really well to take this caning given that he wasn't a very experienced switch. It's got three amazing performances from Caroline, Amelia and Will, lush costumes, and hard caning. Jane Austen, eat your heart out.
Our first Feminist Porn Award! This won Best Kink Scene in 2015 at the Feminist Porn Awards, having been shot the year before when I was at the awards for the first time in 2014. It was so inspiring to me to meet other people in the international queer porn community, build friendships and connections, and watch some amazing and aspirational porn. This was a collaboration with Ms Naughty of Bright Desire (a smart, sensual site where you can also view my only two hardcore penetrative sex scenes to date). Instructed is a beautiful film which shows just how gorgeous a solo film can be. It's a real life dom/sub scenario with a fun backstory.
While I was travelling across America for a month, I missed my partner D. When I was planning the shoot with Ms Naughty, I suggested a concept I'd come up with a while ago, where a sub is following instructions that their dom has left for them in a letter. Unbeknownst to me, Ms Naughty and D ended up collaborating behind my back, and D provided the instructions to Ms Naughty for the film. Ms Naughty then sneakily co-topped me by keeping the instructions secret, so when I opened the letter on camera it genuinely was the first time I found out what was in store for me. It was a gorgeous gift from my real life dom across the ocean that helped us stay connected during my travels - and it was very, very hot.
2015: Pandora's Sponsored Caning
This is a little piece of Dreams of Spanking history: me and D doing our sponsored caning as part of the fundraiser I organised to raise money for Backlash in 2015. It was a protest against the new porn laws that had just made caning porn illegal. Thanks to that fundraiser, Backlash was in a position to be able to help lots of different people affected by the law, including me - which is how I got access to the legal help that helped me win my appeal against ATVOD. That appeal win was, I think, another nail in ATVOD's coffin; they disbanded in January 2016, and the law changed a couple of years later to decriminalise caning porn. So a massive thank you to everyone who donated that fundraiser! The film is still available for free on this website as a thank you, and you don't have to join Dreams of Spanking to watch it - although if you like it I hope I can entice you to join, because I think you'd love the rest of the films in our archive!
2016: Please, May I Come Mistress
Our second Feminist Porn Award winner! This was awarded Most Tantalising Mature at the Feminist Porn Awards in 2016, and was nominated for an Audience Award at La Fete Du Slip film festival in Switzerland. It's a docu portrait of a real life couple at the time, Zak and Charlie, and was a totally spontaneous shoot. We were at Eroticon, the convention for erotic fiction writers and sex bloggers, and I was leading a workshop on how to make DIY porn. At the end I jokingly said, “I've got my camera with me, so if any of you want to film some DIY porn while you're here at Eroticon, come speak to me afterwards”. It got a laugh - but when the workshop ended Charlie and Zak came up to me and said they were seriously interested in doing it. So we did!
I didn't have any lights with me, just my oldest camcorder slung into my suitcase. Zak and Charlie invited me into their play, and it was such a gift. This is gorgeous, sensual, loving, affectionate femdom: the kind of femdom that is still so hard to find on traditional BDSM sites. There's no latex or corsets or gimp masks, just two humans sharing intimacy and connection, which happens to be mediated through a kink dynamic. I love the fact that Charlie and Zak represent demographics who don't often get depicted in porn, especially not in femdom: Charlie's gorgeous chubby, hairy bubble butt and his characterful sideburns, and Zak’s forty-something rainbow leggings and short hair and not giving a single fuck. It was my pleasure to document their play in a respectful, humanising way without objectifying either of them, capturing the moments of bliss and intimacy as the energy flowed between them.
They played an orgasm denial scene where Charlie is under instruction not to come without permission. This is extra intense for him because he has already been on orgasm denial with his other partner for a week, so he's primed and ready to go. Zak teases him, pumps his cock, and tells him no, don't come, not yet. At one point during this, he just helplessly comes just as she's saying no. He can't help it. There's a gorgeous moment where he's groaning, simultaneously feeling pleasure and disappointment in himself for disobeying instructions, but so hopelessly aroused that he just can't help coming. And then rather than telling him off, Zak just rolls with that and reassures. While they're cuddling, I see Charlie's cock twitching and still hard, so I whisper to Zak “I reckon he can go again” - and he does. This time, they manage to complete the satisfaction of Zak controlling the timing of his orgasm - and his second orgasm is more intense than the first. It was just such a beautiful example of how fulfilling scenes can be even when they don't go to plan, because that second orgasm wouldn't have happened if he'd managed to stay within her direction the first time. If you're flexible, a kink scene can go in unexpected directions - and end up turning out even better.
2017: Mrs Smith’s Method
I think this is the most ambitious cinematic production on the site. It was a custom film, and there's no way I could have afforded something of this scale without that funding, so I'm really grateful to the client who commissioned it. I'd love to do more ambitious films like this so if you'd like to commission a bespoke cinematic movie let me know!
Everything about this is right in my wheelhouse. I love costume drama, I love Victoriana, and I love birching. This film is serious in some ways, playing with themes of fear and brutality - but it's also so extra and over the top that it has some very funny camp comedic moments. So although the plot is in some ways quite dark, it's also silly enough to not be really horrible. We've got Molly Malone as the bible-thumping disciplinarian who self-flagellates and believes in the rod above all else. There's Adele Haze as the spooky maid who's determined to freak out the young ladies sent to Mrs Smith and make them as scared as possible with sadistic relish. Amelia Jane Rutherford as the untameable, supremely spankable brat, and me as the feckless mama who can't control her offspring - but who ends up with a big crush on Mrs. Smith and wanting a taste of the birch herself. It's based on a real life Victorian scandal, and I'm really proud of it. It's one of our most popular films to date - the YouTube video alone has had hundreds of thousands of views, so it seems like there's an appetite for camp, Victorian costume drama!
2017: Velvet Touch
This was a dream come true for me. It's a collaboration with Courtney Trouble and Chelsea Poe, two queer porn icons and multi award winners. Courtney Trouble invented the phrase "queer porn" and is a pioneer of the genre, and Chelsea Poe is an award winning trans performer known for her BDSM work. She's a submissive, and she's here to show that trans women can be subs, fighting back against the stereotyping that expects trans women to top in porn and penetrate their scene partner, and to be fetishised for their hard dicks. This role is actually a really unwelcome one for many trans women; anyone who's ever taken oestrogen knows that it compromises erections, and a lot trans women don't enjoy their penises. For others, that's simply not their orientation. So enthusiastic subs like Chelsea, who is a lesbian and wears a strap-on if she ever fucks a lover on camera, represent a welcome alternative to the dehumanising porn tropes.
I was thrilled to get to play with Chelsea and Courtney, and they were both complete sweethearts to work with. This is one of the sexiest films on Dreams of Spanking. Chelsea and I negotiated what we were comfortable doing, and the scene includes strap-on worship, face fucking, fingering and squirting with intense orgasms for both of us. It's was also my first scene on Dreams of Spanking since coming out as non-binary and showing a more masculine side, which was an important step for me.
2018: Even Teachers Make Mistakes
This film was one of the first films I shot after the site's self-imposed hiatus, which I initiated when I realised I was completely burned out after the ATVOD trials and needed to take a break from Dreams of Spanking to rekindle my passion. While I was on hiatus, I got the commission for this film. It was lovely to have the client’s finance to go to town with it. I hired my friend Danielle to do the videography, and she did a really great job. We spent all morning on this one film rather than trying to shoot it in an hour like we usually do. We got loads of different shots, and I took a hard cold caning. I got some pretty stripes from it which always makes me happy! What I love about this scenario is that it looks like a classic schoolgirl/Headmaster scene, but it's got a twist in the tale. It's been screened at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and the London Porn Film Festival, and it was the start of Dreams of Spanking’s return: since publishing this scene in 2019, the site have maintained a steady update schedule, which has just increased back to one new release every week going into 2021.
In the blink of an eye we have flown through nine years, and here we are going into a brand new year. What do you want to see more of from us for the next nine years? Fill out our customer survey to let us know, get a chance to win one of three three-month memberships, and maybe we'll make your ideas a reality!
Happy Birthday Dreams of Spanking!