They say that there are only seven basic stories in all of history, and we’ve taken artistic licence with all of them in this week’s mythological daydream of a film. When we managed to arrange a weekend’s worth of shooting in a gorgeous period house with two amazing performers at our disposal, we knew we wanted to try a few new things - and Venus Chastising Cupid was an incredibly fun tale to explore.
Faerie Willow was a perfect pick for our cheeky, mischievous take on Cupid, while Clara Hewitt’s knack for maternal sternness made for a great reinterpretation of classical readings of Venus. It was a great weekend of filming all told, and this was a wonderful way to wrap it up - particularly as it’s a scenario that makes fantastic use of the pink, stripy welts Willow had all over her bottom from earlier scenes!
We don’t claim to have absolutely nailed the scholarly accuracy in our retelling of this forgotten legend, but we certainly had a whole lot of fun with it.