This week’s scene is a beautifully kinky exploration of parental punishment, something we’ve enjoyed here at Dreams a few times lately. It’s taboo, it’s edgy, and it’s a deeply sensitive topic - so this seems like a good time to look at some of the benefits of our commitment to consensual production.
A lot of our scenes involve themes of reluctance and coercion. Whether it’s Lana Moon realising she’s in over her head with her boss, Richard McLean being forced to pull his trousers down for an angry headmistress or Pandora Blake being soundly thrashed by her disappointed father, many of our spanked and punished submissives are playing a part in which they’re less than thrilled about what’s being doled out. We love to explore the emotional side of the punishments we depict: the anxiety of waiting outside assembly knowing you’re about to be caned in front of the whole school, or the dread of coming home knowing your parents have already been phoned to talk about your misdeeds.
Of course, behind the camera there’s a very different story unfolding. All of our performers are themselves spanking fans - Pandora’s often written here about their private escapades, and some of our most successful scenes have starred real life couples who enjoy these dynamics personally as well as professionally. When we shoot with couples who don’t know each other so well, we’re even more careful to take as much time as our performers need to develop trust and establish boundaries.
This makes our porn more ethical, of course, but it also makes it hotter. When you trust the person you're submitting to, your pain threshold rises; you can sink more deeply into a headspace, explore more taboo aspects of the dynamic, take more of a beating from their hand or cane or belt. The backstage content released alongside this week’s new scene is a great example of that.
Pandora directs almost all the content we produce here, which is a lovely metaphor for the ways in which it’s actually the submissive partner who calls a lot of the shots. While filming Waiting At Home With The Belt they gave David Oak plenty of feedback, both about his performance and his punishment. This gave him the freedom to lean into his part - he knew they’d call “cut!” if they needed to, knew he could trust them to enforce their boundaries well.
And as a result, Pandora ended up asking David to beat them a little harder and dole out their fictional punishment a little more fiercely. Because consent, you see, is hot as hell.
It’s two for the price of one this week with Willow’s repeated misdemeanours (her knickers may be regulation, but her eyeshadow
certainly isn’t) seeing her hauled in front of the mortarboarded Headmistress for the umpteenth time. So far, so spanking-shoot - but just this once there’s an unexpected little twist...
Prefect Blake in this scene embodies a curiosity that a lot of us can identify with. I think many spanking fans had the “I wonder what that feels like” phase; mostly not from counting down the strokes administered to our fellow pupils, I suppose, but at least from watching illicit late-night movies with the volume turned down imperceptibly low on the bedroom TV.
The bit that most echoed my own life, though, was the ending: once she’s alone in the office Pandora smirks to the camera, satisfied and excited and relieved. She pulls down her trousers to inspect her marks, grins when she sees how red she is, hopes she’s left with a few lasting welts. I remember that feeling - the discovery and the excitement, the sense of a new desire finding its home inside me. For me it was a train platform in Stretham rather than the Head’s office, but it’s a moment I will remember for the rest of my life.
Of course, she’s not the only star of this week’s show. The ever-adorable Faerie Willow was a real trooper on set that day, and seeing the welts from her previous caning when she exposes her bottom for this scene is a real highlight. She’s got the ‘wayward teenager’ vibe down pat, doesn’t she? Whether you prefer your spankees reluctant or enthusiastic you’re in for a treat with this one - and as ever, each of Clara’s strikes hits the perfect spot.
One of our favourite things to do here is bring our performers’ dreams and desires to life. We’ve published a lot of content that is based on and directed by the fantasies of the people in it; it’s part of why we started this venture in the first place!
This week’s feature gave us an opportunity to do just that for Richard McLean. It was shot as part of a whole day’s worth of filming, and Richard was kept pink and glowing the whole time - rounding it off with his delicious Good Boy Spanking, released a few weeks ago. That’s the delicious thing about this video: the knowledge that the performer was going through the same thing as his character, all day long.
Of course, outside of fantasy-land there are a few other things to keep in mind - most importantly the happiness and comfort of the people who star in our films. The behind-the-scenes film released alongside Kept Pink All Day is a great example of what this looks like in action: there were a few moments during filming where Richard started to find his spankings difficult to take, and the rest of the cast (plus Pandora, of course!) had the opportunity to work together on finding a way to keep everyone enjoying themselves. It’s refreshing not only to hear Richard share how he feels like his spanking fetish and his pain threshold sometimes contradict each other, but also the way that Kelley and Pandora validate him and reassure him about that.
Kept Pink is a wonderful blend of erotic spanking fantasy and touching real-life compassion, and a perfect opportunity to enjoy Richard’s beautifully punished bum over and over again.