More or less everyone has at some point felt bullied by their peers, or rejected by their social group, or like they don't fit in with the world around them. And who among us has never fantasised about taking some kind of revenge and giving those people a taste of their own medicine?
That's exactly what former sorority pledge Lorraine gets to do in this week's film. She had no way of knowing that Pandora, the incumbent President during her time in the sorority, would show up on her doorstep when she did - but she certainly seems to know what she wants to do with her now she's there. It's pretty obvious she's been planning this for some time.
The hottest moment of this film, for me, comes right at the beginning of the spanking. "This isn't where a sorority president should be, is it?", Lorraine says, a smirk at her lips and her paddle already lined up against Pandora's exposed backside. "Bent over with a bare bottom in front of one of her pledges."
Back-to-school season is upon us, and if you'd like to celebrate with a little revenge fantasy of your own this is the perfect film for it - we can't help but be glad Lorraine finally got her moment!
Slave fantasies are pretty common, and for obvious reasons they often come along with a heavy non-consent vibe. We love to take our opportunities to reinforce the agency of the submissive in a BDSM encounter, though - and finally living out a deeply-held, intensely personal sexual fantasy on your own terms can be an incredibly empowering experience.
Despite her cheekiness, Blake’s character in What did your last slave die of? hasn’t actually been daydreaming about playing the brat. She knows what her housemate does for a living, and she wants to learn more: what would it be like to serve someone, just for an hour or two? How would it feel to be on the receiving end of the slender, whippy canes she sees Lorraine wipe down and tidy away every Sunday afternoon?
There’s something deeply sexy about the idea of someone finally getting to try out things they’ve fantasised about under drawn covers and behind closed doors. The only thing hotter, in fact, is the smirk on Lorraine’s face as she makes excellent use of her new footstool - and the well-timed strikes with a riding crop to keep her newest slave in line.
We all figure out our predilections in our own ways. For some of us, it was something we watched or read as a child that woke up a part of our mind to possibilities untold; for others it was a person we met later on, someone who saw something in us we hadn’t fully understood about ourselves. For the two young ladies trapped together in this week’s release, it was an idle play at first - then a mutual recklessness, a delicious sense of being in a fantasy land away from the strictures they were raised to think unbreakable.
It begins so innocently. A game of cards; an exchange of dares. A revelation - Lana has thrown off her petticoats, taken her quarantine as an opportunity to experiment with something a little more daring. Pandora is more cautious at first - whatever will the landlady think? - but it’s not long before they’re both topless and skirtless, stripped to their stockings, admiring each other’s exposed breasts with a newfound, blushing desire.
This is not a story from our own quarantines of recent years, but still it feels familiar to us as this latest pandemic drags ever on. I’m certain there are people out there who explored new horizons during our lockdowns, too: who were spanked for the first time, learned an entirely new side of themselves, discovered the true depths of a friendship hitherto platonic.
I hope they had as much fun as these two, giggling and thrilling as they tie each other’s wrists and take a hairbrush to each other’s backsides.
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.
The concept of a tyrannical dominant who runs a stable of auctioned submissives is a staple of the BDSM genre. In many of its iterations it follows the same few tropes: the participants are mostly straight, with perhaps the occasional bit of ‘play bisexuality’ thrown in as part of getting people out of their comfort zones; they’re overwhelmingly cis, with the only gender-non-conforming elements coming from cis men who enjoy the French maid role as submissives; most of the characters involved are white, especially the dominants. There’s also often an element of reluctance, with some of the submissive characters feeling in over their heads or in some way coerced.
Many of these tropes have their place. We’re huge fans of people being able to play out their fantasies in consensual, negotiated ways, and we certainly don’t shy away from themes of coercion and reluctance in our fictions here. Still, though, we like to do things a little differently when we can.
Goddess Lana’s New Slave is our latest addition to this canon, and it turns several of the usual patterns on their heads. Blake’s butch, submissive character is clearly eager to be where they are, and has very obviously enjoyed their rule-breaking spanking - there’s a delicious frisson of naughtiness to them as their reddened bottom is revealed, and they’re clearly eager to find out what their new Mistress’s reaction will be. Lana is gorgeously imperious and utterly femme, parading her latest acquisition aroud the room and pondering on all the fun she plans to have with them.
Lana Moon’s films are always fun to watch, and this is no exception - whether you’d rather be helping her keep her favourite steeds in line or joining them in their grabbable leather harnesses, you’ll enjoy this sojourn in the Mistress’s house.
A small slice of history for you this week: Ms. Howard’s Little Girl was the first fan-requested, multi-performer custom film Pandora ever shot, and it was originally made way back in 2009. At the time it went unreleased, but if you’re a longstanding member you will have seen some of this footage before.
2013’s My Inner Little Girl is one of our best films. It’s a lot of fun to watch, it’s a gorgeous representation of what we’re trying to do here and it’s one Pandora had a great time making. Part of what makes it work so well is the fantasy sections, which are full separate little scenes in which this otherwise solo film acquires a co-star. Those daydreams came from this shoot: you’ll spot some of them in this week’s release, and the others originated in a film called Tammy’s Shame that we’ll be releasing in a few weeks time.
There are reasons we chose not to publicly release all this footage the first time around. The plot is a little hokey, and it has such a wealth of detail and description that our performers weren’t able to get entirely off-book. But as a team we’re better at editing and producing films now: this doesn’t look like footage we shot last week, but it has come together into something we think is well worth getting out there at last.
We all love My Inner Little Girl, we all love Zoe Montana and we all love stumbling across some unreleased spanking content - so we’re thrilled to finally bring you Ms. Howard’s Little Girl, and we think you’ll enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as we have.