There’s always been a rather Sapphic edge to the dynamic between a lady of noble birth and her slightly less privileged companions. This is particularly true in Victorian and early 20th century settings, where two unattached women might find themselves alone together for extended periods of time and bound by convention not to form real bonds with either the servants or the menfolk. In a world where emotive expression is not encouraged and intimacy is confined to closed doors and dark corners, human beings look for connection. Plus, you know...that power dynamic is hot as hell.
Which is precisely the conclusion reached by Miss Bower, the titular Lady’s Companion played by Rosie in this week’s release.
She mostly took the job out of necessity, we suspect; she needed to find a husband, which would be easier in the company of Lady Pandora than from her own reduced circumstances, and she needed to support herself in the meantime, which the house and wage on offer would enable her to do. And if her new mistress’s idea of discipline seems a little draconian...well, it’s a small price to pay.
Once she’s been there a while, though, she makes a startling discovery. There’s much more to learn from this rich widow than simply etiquette and connections - Coleridge and his “woman wailing for her demon-lover” give Miss Bower quite a start - and as for the discipline, well, it turns out there’s more to like about that than she could ever have imagined.
There’s a fun moment in the backstage footage where Rosie remarks that her character is clearly never going to marry - the two of them will be quite happy together for a long time yet, she suspects. I can’t say I can blame her.
I’ve written here before about how Clara Hewitt’s work with us has become something of a favourite of mine. She’s a woman of remarkable talents - we’ve seen her give six strokes and leave one mark, which I can’t imagine is easy! - and there’s a sadistic gleam in her eyes that I find rather compelling. It makes her a natural for our popular English Headmistress roles, the indomitable leaders of old-fashioned boys boarding schools and swanky finishing academies for elegant young ladies.
In this week’s film, though, a slightly different skillset is called for: she punishes the two recalcitrant girls by tawsing their hands and thighs, virgin territory unused to receiving such treatment. Even veteran Pandora is left with a beautiful set of fierce red welts!
There’s a good reason most spanking fans prefer to receive their beatings straight to the bottom. One’s hands or thighs will sting far more, and skin that hasn’t often been punished is far more prone to mark. From the top’s perspective, aim becomes more important than ever: you must be mindful of potential wraparound to the incredibly delicate skin of the inner thigh, for one thing.
If you’re a fan of spankings off the beaten track (or off the beaten bottom, rather), watch this space - there’s actually a Part Two for this period drama, in which Clara’s cane is applied to yet another painful location...
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.
We release a lot of behind the scenes content here at Dreams, but one thing we don’t often get to see is our performers simply being themselves. Most of the time, when the camera’s on a performer is in one of two modes: either they’re inhabiting the role they’ve taken on for the shoot, or they’ve got their ‘work head’ on as they figure out practicalities and navigate comfort zones.
This week’s film is a lovely chance to see a side of Pandora that doesn’t often make it into our content, and to meet Richard in a mode other than the ones he’s played in our recent releases. There’s a chatty, conversational tone throughout this spanking, and somehow that makes it all the hotter. The two performers have had a long day to get comfortable with each other, and now they’re having a chance to explore their likes and dislikes in a more relaxed, intimate setting.
This is a fun, sexy little film, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be rather envious of Richard by the end - the chance to bottom for Pandora in their chilled out nurturing top mode isn’t one I’d pass up in a hurry.
This week’s film is as topical as the lotions Lana Moon has probably been massaging into her patients’ particulars. When she realises that a particularly attractive patient of hers has been feeling a little lonely as a result of all the restrictions on visiting people in hospital, she decides to act the Good Samaritan and cheer them up a little - with some help from the pharmacy supply cupboard, of course! Sadly her boss doesn’t share her sense of fun, but in such critical times there’s no room to fire her - so Matron Blake has to get a little creative with Lana’s punishment.
Really, this one’s got it all. It’s sexy, it’s funny, the spanking is on point, the leather strap is gorgeous, and Lana’s bum looks incredible in that outfit. There’s a sort of campy irreverence to the whole scene that is decidedly British, and I knew as soon as I saw it that I’d found a new personal Dreams of Spanking favourite.
There’s a behind-the-scenes clip for this one too, which I always enjoy - “you should do an outtakes reel”, giggles Lana at one point, as she’s cracking jokes while stretched over Pandora’s knees with her bottom exposed. Given that we already do, that line was an obvious inclusion!
Politics is awfully serious these days, isn’t it. Where once we had the camp, satirical Yes Prime Minister, now we have a neverending chain of Serious Dramas on Netflix filled with objectionably ambitious people who never laugh at themselves - and there’s little enough room for laughter in real life politics at present, either. If you’re mourning the days when there was space for brevity in our tumultuous political landscape, we’ve got the film for you; The Party Whip is a comedy piece in a hallowed British tradition. Nobody laughs at us as well as we laugh at ourselves - and if there’s a good solid flogging involved to boot, well then, more’s to the better!
Or so MP Lana Moon seems to think, anyway. Despite Pandora’s best efforts as Party Whip, the traditional heavy flogging with leather tails doesn’t quite seem to tame her; doubtless she’ll be stepping out of line again just as soon as she can.
And that’s the hottest thing about this scene too, actually - the barely-restrained glee of our Honourable Friends. There’s a lot of hot fantasy to be had in a reluctant spanking, of course, but I love the eagerness Lana has here. “I didn’t realise politics got to nudity quite so fast”, she says, slipping out of her red leather dress. Pandora raises a manicured eyebrow in response. “Well”, she replies, dripping with disapproval. “It wouldn’t if you behaved yourself.”
This wry, joyous approach to punishment is made even clearer in the behind the scenes special we’ve released alongside the main film. Lana and Pandora clearly had a great time shooting this, even when trying to navigate the complexities of shooting porn in a post-COVID landscape.
It would be easy to let the Januaryness of everything get you down at the moment, here in the midst of another national lockdown - so let The Party Whip cheer you up a little. It certainly did the job for me!
Porn takes many forms. Many people assume it’s all about people with idealised bodies engaging in aggressive fucking, but we know that’s only a small part of it: there is porn for every niche, starring every body type, catering to every audience. And of course it comes in so many different formats too, including audio stories and photo galleries.
The jerk-off instruction video (JOI) has become incredibly popular. People have been telling each other what to do in bed since time immemorial - and as a pornographic genre, it's really found a foothold once everyone started carrying little video studios around in their pockets. As DIY porn has exploded, particularly in this strange new post-pandemic landscape, swathes of new small, independent pornographers have been looking for ways to engage their viewers shooting solo in the bedrooms. What better way to do that than to involve the viewer directly?
Point of view scenes are intimate and carry a powerful punch with the feeling that your favourite porn star is speaking directly to you. They know you're probably wanking while watching their video - and if they tell you exactly how they want you to do it, it adds an extra layer of excitement. You can now get JOIs aimed at male and female viewers - this one is aimed at cock owners, as it was a custom film ordered by a viewer. If you'd like us to produce a cunt-oriented JOI film, leave a comment on this post!
Our latest film, Bend Over New Boy, combines a school caning POV with Pandora in the role as gleefully sadistic prefect with a naughty strap-on fuelled JOI, all in prim and proper English school uniform. A follow up to our recent caning JOI film A Visit to the Schoolmaster, this is a story of tables turned and bottoms beaten with a subversive little twist. Imagine yourself in the role of helpless new boy during his first term at school, facing the cane for the first time... and whatever's in your pants, touch yourself as much as you like.
For a lot of us, kinks and fetishes of all kinds have their origin stories way back in childhood. It’s pretty common to be aroused throughout our lives by whatever was around during our earliest experiences of our own internal sexuality, or by something that for whatever reason our childhoods rendered taboo (and therefore exciting). One explanation for why so many people find school uniforms arousing makes sense in this context - after all, a lot of the first people we ever fancied were wearing them at the time!
This is probably how spanking got a reputation for being a British vice. In reality it’s probably no more common here than it is anywhere else in the world, but we invented the classic public school system - the overly formal uniforms, the hierarchical culture where pupils were punished as much by other pupils as they were by school staff, the focus on canes and birches and punishment books to correct wrongdoers. It’s not as much a thing of the past as one might imagine, either: corporal punishment wasn’t banned in British state schools till 1986, and it was 1998 before public schools fully abolished the practice. There are people who were spanked or caned in British schools who are now still in their 20s and 30s.
That group no longer contains most of us, of course; I certainly wasn’t caned at my inner city comprehensive in the early 2000s. It’s difficult to apply any of the old-fashioned ideas about British schooling to my experience, really, barring perhaps the uniform - which I found a thousand different ways to personalise and cheat! So what’s my excuse?
I think some of it might come down to a sort of national nostalgia, often rather rose-tinted. I sat in my so-called “rough” state comp, with its creaky 60s prefab buildings and its somewhat humiliating OFSTED reports, reading boarding school stories and coming of age novels set in some distant but unmistakably British past.
Our latest film, ‘A Visit to the Schoolmaster’, is playing on exactly this kind of nostalgic looking back to a past we were never quite a part of. Pandora has had a thing for public school canings since before she can remember, so she’s thrilled to have a chance to meet a real boarding school master - particularly when he turns out to still have his punishment book and his slender, biting canes. We’re told this tale while she’s dressed in full school uniform, smirking cheekily into the camera, the kind of gleam in her eyes that will get you a long detention.
But who wouldn’t want a long detention, if they got to share it with her?
It’s almost always a shame to take sex too seriously. Let’s face it, fucking is kind of an inherently ridiculous thing to do: it’s messy, it’s often unflattering, it’s practically inevitable that someone will get a painful cramp at an inopportune moment. The ability to laugh with our sexual partners is what makes all these things okay, and it can be a bonding experience in and of itself.
So sometimes I think porn could do with a bit more humour. Not all the time, of course - we all love our severe, headspacey scenes too - but why shouldn’t porn sometimes be funny? Life is funny. Sex is often funny. If porn is an art form in its own right (and I believe that it is, or can be) there’s no reason it shouldn’t imitate life in all its ridiculous glory.
A Spot Of Bother is a male/male bare bottom spanking film in a historical setting. It is also, at times, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. It’s a sort of Jeeves & Wooster (or perhaps Holmes & Watson) period pastiche, a queer trans sendup with a sense of humour as uniquely British as caning itself. “They insulted the Queen, I suppose?”, asks Blake at one point, trying to work out what has caused his dutiful manservant to act with such uncharacteristic impulsivity. You can see the twitch of Charlie’s lips trying to keep a straight face as he replies: “In a manner of speaking, sir.”
This is a guest director film, produced and edited by Charlie Forrest himself. He clearly had as much fun with the editing as he and Blake with the ad libbing. The result is a rollicking gay spanking film with some jolly good jokes. That doesn’t take away from the hard caning we all love to see here; in my opinion, it adds to it. This scene is as well-rounded as Charlie's bottom, and there’s no denying that Blake makes a fabulous queen.
In the current circumstances, audio stories are a good way to get a fix of naughtiness discreetly. Just put in some headphones and enjoy an intimate spanking fantasy, direct to your eardrums.
Bare That Bottom, Boy is an immersive little tale of domestic discipline and bare bottom spanking. And this fantasy is dirty. Pandora Blake plays a young and wicked stepmother to you, dear listener, in the role of a young man badly in need of discipline. Pandora slides from stern disciplinarian to teasing sensualist. Her "it's-for-your-own-good" strictness is spiced up with hints of tantalising, forbidden pleasures to come.
This story plays on the theme of erotic humiliation. Any subs with a taste for taboo naughtiness will find themselves squirming with anticipation.
As someone with a fondness for consensually mistreating cute young men, I personally found myself identifying more with Pandora than with her victim, but that made me enjoy it all the more. I could envisage myself participating in the ritualistic removal of skin-tight denim jeans, baring a pert, vulnerable pair of buttocks, all ready to be reddened by a good, hard spanking.
Fun though it is to relish the subtle touches which let you know there are naughty undercurrents to spankings and punishments, there are times when it’s even more fun to be explicitly filthy. The delightfully spiteful refinements Pandora proposes to include in this punishment gave me a few ideas to put into practice the next time I get someone cute and willing over my knee...