By the time you read this 2022 will be under way, but I’m writing it in the depths of the festive perineum - those strange, limbo-like days where we’re all living off leftover potatoes and half-finished tubs of Quality Street, striving to do as little as possible as the clock ticks us back toward real life. Usually for me this period ends with some kind of a party that at my age I’m still recovering from on January 2nd, but like last year this isn’t quite the time for it.
If, like me, you’re not quite sure how to mark the passing of the year in a way that feels meaningful when all your friends still seem to live inside GatherTown and Zoom, our final festive offering of the holiday season might give you some excellent ideas.
Caned at Midnight stars the gorgeous Rosie Bower, last seen at Halloween as swashbuckling pirate queen Rosie the Brave. This time the two performers have a whole different dynamic; they’re a happy couple, looking forward to a quiet NYE at home with a little something extra on top. As the clock counts down and the stripes rack up, it’s clear they’re both having a great time despite Rosie’s obvious discomfort at such a severe caning.
It’s a great start to the year for them both, and the perfect final release for our 2021 lineup - so head over and have a look, and keep the return to chilly January at bay for a few minutes longer.
It’s a pretty popular trope in spanking stories for the spankee to try and put a brave face on it. There’s a bunch of ways it can play out: an unrepentant schoolboy refusing to be cowed by a strict headmistress; an eager submissive who wants to please their dominant by taking a punishment beautifully; a fierce rival unwilling to give her opponent the satisfaction of seeing her squirm.
This week’s release is a whole new take on that story. The core plot of this film is one we’ve done before - “sales exec spanked by boss for missing deadline” is a fun dynamic, but not a new one to us. In this case though it’s framed as a sort of social media prank; the firm has a popular YouTube channel, and the whole film is actually a video published to their many viewers.
What really makes it hot is the effect that has on Eryn’s responses and behaviour. The YouTube channel is mostly their project - these are their subscribers watching, their fans seeing her humiliated and exposed. They want to make good content and come across as a competent professional, but to do that they needs to keep up the veneer of a fun, cheerful YT prank punishment even as the blows rain down on their soft bare buttocks and thighs.
All told it’s a great twist on a popular story, and genuinely funny to boot - this is one you won’t want to miss.
I love the implied backstory to this scene. A couple, play partners; perhaps they spend time together as ordinary people in the real world and perhaps they don’t, but either way there’s this series of letters that pass between them. Each letter contains a set of instructions. Meet me at your place, in a nightclub, book this hotel room. Wear silk or strip naked; lay the implements out on the bed; present yourself in this or that way. Leave your next letter out on the nightstand with my name on the envelope. Wait for me.
And now we’ve got a chance to see inside this silent relationship, this secret that they’re both keeping not because they’re ashamed or awkward - both parties seem completely at ease with themselves here, in fact, each basking in their own enjoyment - but because there’s something undeniably sexy about it. Something silent and secret, a memory they can cherish for weeks until their next assignation.
Wait for me.
I reckon the hottest thing about this week’s release - Beating the Competition, starring Pandora Blake, Rebecca Belacqua and Kelley May - is in the tension and contrast between how Kelley is speaking and what’s actually going on in the room.
Because the thing is, she’s perfectly calm. Her tone is rather dry, in fact; she’s delivering a standard training session to one of her employees, making sure they’re up to scratch for an impending promotion. The way she speaks is measured and informative, like this is just another day on the job for her.
Rebecca, on the other hand, is exposed and squirming, deeply humiliated and blushing bright red on both sets of cheeks. She’s gasping and crying out, struggling with impacts both physical and psychological. This is a brand new experience for her, and one she hadn’t imagined would be quite this intense.
There’s something deeply intriguing about that contrast - particularly given that, by the conceit of the plot, Kelley herself must have had this experience too at some point in the past. Her face sometimes betrays her real feelings; her voice is calm, but from the way she’s looking at her compromised employee you can tell she’s enjoying this as much as we are.
Of course, this isn’t the only spanking in the film - and Kelley’s lesson gets an immediate reprise as power rebalances itself once again! After all, it’s only fair that Rebecca gets a chance to put her new skill into action now she’s officially Pandora’s superior.
High dudgeon on the high seas this week as rival pirate queens Rosie the Brave and Banshee Blake have a run-in of truly epic proportions. There’s nothing meek or submissive about the Dread Captain Rosie, for all she’s found herself in a highly compromising position: one rather gets the impression that she’s often bested Banshee Blake, who is clearly half-mad with power at having her counterpart so thoroughly in her clutches.
Perhaps the Banshee really will be Admiral Blake someday, with Rosie’s ship forming part of her piratical fleet. Till then, she has her captive rival to occupy herself with - and plenty of ideas for how to break her.
Chief among them is to transform this former Captain into the Ship’s Wench, tied down and presented for the whole crew to use at their leisure. She’ll be bound there, helpless, as one by one Blake’s men come and pay her a visit. This parting promise particularly caught my attention; many of my own fantasies run along similar lines.
If that’s a predilection you share - or if you simply love seeing curvaceous piratical brats display their ample cleavage and get marked up beautifully by a leather tongue whip - this one’s for you.
One of the categories this week’s release has been filed under is “complex consent”, and the consent dynamics going on in this film are indeed complex - as is the balance of power. Sarah’s the one getting spanked, bottom bare and school shoes kicking in the air, but she could blow this whole thing wide open at any moment. She’s not even getting anything material out of the deal; she’s only here as a favour to a friend.
She stares directly at said friend the whole time she’s having her backside tanned with a hairbrush. There’s pain in her expression - after all, she’s having her backside tanned with a hairbrush! - but I reckon there’s an element of challenge to it, too. “You’ll owe me for this one, John.”
John, for his part, seems...a little guilty and awkward, perhaps, but not entirely unhappy about the situation. Sarah does look so very pretty in her school uniform and pigtails, after all, and it’s a beautiful bottom to watch as it’s exposed and reddened.
All told, this little film has a surprising amount of depth to it - and I can’t help but wonder what kind of revenge Sarah might one day try to enact...
This week’s offering has it all: schoolgirls, caning, feet, queer innuendo, blackmail, practically everything the discerning fetishist wants in a film.
One of my favourite things about this little duo of scenes focused on beatings off the beaten track is actually the friendship between the two girls played by Fairie Willow and Pandora Blake. They don’t seem to be romantically involved, but they’re absolutely partners in crime. They get each other into trouble and support each other through its consequences. When a punishment is happening they hold hands and when it’s over they compare marks. I’m a sucker for representations of femme friendship, and this is a lovely example of the genre!
The real focus of this pair of films though is the unusual locations to which Headmistress Hewitt chooses to apply her cane: thighs, hands, feet, over the top of still-angry welts. There were some firsts in here for Willow, who earlier in the day had shot her first ever cold caning scene, and she squrims and winces beautifully as Clara removes her white school kneesocks and canes the soles of her feet.
If you’re a fan of unconventional beatings and naughty schoolgirls, watch this space: we’re releasing new content every week, and as ever we still have a few tricks up our sleeves.
This week we’re wrapping up our brand new three-part series Benefit in Kind, with a simmering conclusion that turns the tables on our devious landlady. This was a fun scene for Nimue Allen to shoot, because it had been a fair while since she’d last been spanked - Pandora thoroughly enjoyed getting to reacquaint her with it, and her bottom marked up beautifully!
Over the years we’ve showcased a great many IRL dynamics here, and it’s often a high point of our work. Lots of our films feature real-life couples, but those aren’t the only connections that come across beautifully on camera: real, genuine friendship between co-stars who have known each other well for a long time is just as lovely a thing to see.
The fictional connection between the two characters here works just as well, with the tenant immediately enjoying her newfound power (I rather think she might indulge in some recreational spankings in future!) and the landlady eagerly accepting her month-long punishment.
If you’re a fan of OTK spankings, unequal power dynamics or curvy bottoms in sheer tights, you won’t want to miss this.
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...
I always enjoy the multi-part releases we sometimes get to do here. It gives the performers a chance to really warm up to their roles, and lets them explore all the different nuances of the characters they’re playing; are they enthusiastic or reluctant as spankers and spankees? Do they take to it like a natural, or find that the reality of having their backside tanned doesn’t quite live up to the fantasy they’d constructed? Are they content with the roles they’ve chosen, or do they fancy turning the tables every now and again?
This week’s film is the second of three parts of an ongoing story, in which Nimue Allen plays a somewhat unscrupulous landlady hoping to receive some benefits in kind from new tenant Pandora Blake. Part One saw Pandora put down her deposit, in the form of a bare hand OTK spanking - the curious tenant’s first. She seemed to enjoy it, so what’s next for our unconventional couple?
Pandora isn’t too worried when time to pay up her first month’s rent rolls around, thinking she’s got this spanking thing down. Her mood shifts, however, when she realises it won’t be so easy this time: a few mishaps over the first weeks have resulted in some extra punishment due!
This is a romp through a veritable arsenal of implements, as Pandora is spanked over Nimue’s lap with a bare hand, a firm slipper, a heavy hairbrush and finally Nimue’s favourite leather paddle. The real star of the show here though is Pandora’s face, with a closeup camera giving us plenty of shots as she pouts, winces and wriggles in remorse.
I’m definitely looking forward to part three of this one - and maybe by then Pandora will have learned her lesson and cleaned up her act a bit!