Well, this one isn't exactly new - in fact it's been up on the site for a couple of weeks. But what with campaigning against the new porn legislation, unexpectedly being invited to debate the legislation on Channel 4 News, sessions, spanking parties, and spending a couple of days in Birmingham pair-editing some of the scenes for our new joint project with Nimue Allen, I'm a bit behind on blogging! Which means that I've got quite a few blogposts lined up for you over the holidays - what better time to get a daily dose of spanking updates to while away the Christmas break?
When it's the stunning Lola Marie in front of the camera, it's always worth looking back a couple of weeks to show you some new behind the scenes goodness...
Performers: Lola Marie, Pandora Blake
Out-takes and fun behind the scenes during the shooting of Provocative Housework - including Lola's impression of Patsy from Ab Fab, Lola admiring the old-school oven and iron in the shoot kitchen, scene planning, sexy wiggling, funny faces and silly voices, Pandora admiring Lola's bruises, and both of them actually cleaning the oven!
Lola is her usual bubbly self in this behind the scenes video, which includes quite a few silly voices and faces. She was such fun to have on set. I can't wait to work with her again in 2015!
From cleaning the bathroom wearing only your knickers to scrubbing the oven in sexy lingerie and heels – housework is far more fun when you're just wearing underwear. And it's certainly more interesting to watch.
Lola Marie does a spectacular job of tempting Pandora Blake in this week's spanking video – stripping down to a sexy black bra, thong and sexy high heels, and deliberately posing so she shows off her gorgeous bum.
I find it hard to work when my partner's around – there's a temptation to play, chat, and generally have more fun than I'd have on my own with a laptop. That's one of the reasons why I love this scene – Lola Marie and Pandora capture the flirtatious chemistry of a couple going about their domestic routine, and the ease with which normal household things can turn into something much more interesting.
Lola Marie gets a spanking, of course – who would be able to resist her cheeky grin and wiggling bottom when she's keen to play? And as ever I'm impressed at just how much hard spanking she can take, reacting with 'oohs' and giggles as Pandora thoroughly warms her beautiful bottom.
I love Lola Marie's insouciance – she's completely perfect in scenes where she's flirting or bratting her way into a spanking. There's something about her amazing sexy smile that says “I've just got exactly what I want.”
I'm especially impressed that, as a result of her provocative behaviour, Lola Marie manages to get Pandora to join in with the cleaning...
While the director's away, the fans come out to play ... or so I discovered when I caught up on Twitter this week after a month travelling Canada and the USA.
It all started when Dreams of Spanking member John Codders sent Ms Vixxxen a fan tweet with the idiosyncratic wording "amazing Ms Vixxxen - You are". Vincent Brennan couldn't let this opportunity for some teasing pass by, and replied "Completely agree, but now I've got an image in my head of Yoda watching spanking films."
Said Codders: Yeah I reckon Yoda likes a bit of a spanking too - you know from the Dark One."
And thus the first fanart was born.
Perhaps Ms Vixxxen should have known better than to 'fan' the flames.
At that point I think he just got a bit carried away.
But all that was simply the appetiser, the prelude to the grand finale - the fanart that made it all worthwhile.
Isn't that fantastic?
We have Zoe Montana gearing up while Thomas gives his caning arm a (no doubt well earned) rest. I'm bending over centre stage while stage hands bustle around me, Nimue is in cornertime and Ms Vixxxen holds position - both after receiving similar treatment, no doubt. Adele is in the director's chair (hell, I would watch that show!) and Michael and Vincent chat in the front row.
And... is that Lola and Molly waiting to be called, and suddenly, miraculously, both nearly the same height?
I feel Lola Marie's pain in this week's video. Not just the stinging pain of Thomas Cameron's smacks on her bare bottom, but the agony of having to get out of bed when you're warm and cosy and tucked up in your PJs.
Sleepyhead starts with some gorgeous shots of the sleeping girl luxuriating in the joy of a nice lie-in, and soon turns into a cheeky and playful punishment scene. Thomas realises that Lola is far too reluctant to get out of bed, and decides to punish her with a wake-up spanking – which grows harder as he's compelled to punish her for cheeky back-chat as well.
The first part of the spanking is delightfully flirtatious, as Thomas takes Lola over his knee she's by turns sulky and funny, playing with him just enough to make sure she deserves her punishment. There's a gorgeous exchange shortly after the spanking begins when she tells Thomas just how warm her bed is, and he replies: “I can organise warmth in more than one way.” I know he's referring to the warmth that comes from a spanked bum, but there's a genuine warmth between the two characters here too, which reminds me of many of my favourite sexy mornings in bed...
This is an elegantly simple spanking video, and Lola's costume is the definition of sexy casual – short pyjamas that show off her gorgeous round bottom. It can't be said enough: Lola-Marie has a beautiful arse. All the shots in this video make the absolute most of it – from the beginning when she settles herself over Thomas's knee, to right at the end where we're treated to lots of close-ups of it bright red and stinging as she gets spanked on the bed.
One of the best things about this scene in my opinion is prompted by Thomas's requests to “arch your hips for me now please” - the neat efficiency with which Lola arches her hips, to allow him to pull down her short pyjamas and knickers, and her beautiful bottom as he slides her PJs down – could there be a sexier wake-up call than this?
I'm not sure how I didn't notice, but I realised on Tuesday that since we updated the site's content management software a couple of weeks ago, there were some problems with registering new accounts. I'm really sorry I didn't notice sooner. I immediately reported the issue to D and he fixed it straight away, so the sign-up process is now fully functional again. At the same time, we also fixed a related bug with our contact form. If you've been trying to create an account and not been having much luck, please do try again as the problem has now been fixed.
It's possible there might still be other bugs we haven't spotted yet, so if you run across anything that doesn't seem right, please do get in touch and let us know so we can fix it.
So now there's nothing to stop you signing up to have a look at our two latest videos - and I promise you that both of them are very much worth it. First up we have a classic historical fantasy starring stunning spankee Lola Marie. It has already proved extremely popular with our members and if you click to view the free photos and video trailer, you'll see why!
Lola Marie is the scholarship girl at a Victorian school founded to educate promising young women. She works hard and tries to behave herself, but the rules are very strict and she keeps breaking them without meaning to. Normally she is clever or lucky enough to not get caught, but this time she's really done it. She has formed a close friendship with one of the grooms from the stables, and they have been caught together. Lola finds herself standing in front of the schoolmistress Miss Blake, facing the ultimate sanction - corporal punishment.
Our most recent film is another historical punishment scenario - this time a traditional boarding school story with a twist. Here the schoolboy is the son of the Headmaster, who thrashes him in the empty school of the summer holidays. Michael Darling is super hot as the bratty young man, and his peachy bottom is to die for!
As the son of the Headmaster, Michael is the only one left at school after all the other boys have gone home. As he prepares for University, his father has one last surprise in store. Michael is told he will be punished for a term-time prank - even though he and the others have already been caned. His father refused to give Michael any special treatment during his time at school, but he has always had higher expectations of his own boy. Now term is over, the Head proposes to punish Michael again, this time as a man who should know better. It won't therefore be the cane again, but the instrument of judicial correction appropriate to a young man, which Thomas himself endured as a boy: the birch.
This was Michael's first ever birching, and his last scene of the day - always a good time to try something a bit more intense. He was curious to try the birch, but he wasn't sure whether or not he would be able to take it, so we decided to build in a scene which gave him the choice to back out once he'd found out what it felt like. (Before we started filming I took a stroke with this birch to test it and make sure there weren't any sharp edges or anything. It felt fine, and in fact I enjoyed it so much that I asked for some more strokes with it during a photoset at the end of the afternoon!)
We decided to give Michael two strokes initially so he could see what it felt like, and then the choice between a further ten with the birch or fifteen with the cane. We would have been happy either way, but in the end, he opted for the birch. This twelve stroke birching was pretty serious, and he took it brilliantly - well enough to make his in-scene father proud.
One of the most fun bits of producing spanking porn is getting to dress gorgeous performers up in the outfits I want to see them in - be that historical costume, authentic uniforms or sexy lingerie.
It's always difficult writing scenes for someone you haven't met yet, so after booking Lola Marie I browsed her twitter feed for inspiration. I found a super cute photo of her wearing a leather jacket (although it seems to be offline now, more's the pity) and decided to dress her in denim and leathers for a scene in which she played a tough biker girl.
Tom isn't impressed when he gets a call from his mate Lola in the middle of the night asking him to pick up her and her bike in his van after she came off the road. Luckily, she wasn't hurt, but her bike was a bit worse for wear, and Tom had to call in a favour to get one of his friends to fix it up for her.
When he finds out she'd been drinking, he's tempted to confiscate her helmet for a few weeks to knock some sense into her. Lola is outraged, but he's determined to teach her a lesson one way or another - one even this tough biker girl won't forget. He gives her a choice: a slow lesson, stay off the road for a couple of months; or quick one, take a 30 stroke thrashing from his belt. When Lola realises he's serious, she doesn't take long to decide. She's a biker. She always prefers speed.
Tom has always had a bit of a thing for the idea of a girl wearing stockings and fancy lingerie underneath jeans. Casual and everyday on the outside, a sexy surprise waiting underneath for the lucky person who gets to take the jeans down.
When we came up with this scenario, it actually made sense for Lola to still have on the fishnet stockings she'd worn out to the bar last night under the sturdy jeans she was wearing to ride there and back. Sexy, feminine leopard-print panties with pink lace trim, fishnet stockings, all hidden under a tough, fuck-you exterior. Perfection.
I had no idea when I cast her how well Lola would rise to the challenge of playing the streetwise, south London biker chick who refuses to show any weakness, and lets her mate thrash her simply so she can prove she's hard enough to take it. She took the belt with a self-control I can only envy. They were hard strokes, but Lola ate them for breakfast.
My favourite moment in this film is after the thrashing is over, when Tom tells her to stand up and have a rub if she likes. Lola just looks at him. "I'm hardcore. I don't need to rub nothing."
Yes, yes she really is.
A screengrab from schoolgirl punishment film Teacher's Pest. I love the intense look on Tom's face.
Fans of new UK spanking starlet Lola Marie have been eager to see some video of her in action. I'm pleased to say that the first film from our shoot with her is now up. Lola's bottom and acting skills got a real workout in this intense school spanking film.
In their shared dorm schoolgirls Pandora and Lola gossip about the boys they like. Lola confesses that she has a crush on a male teacher, and wants to be spanked by him. But she's such a teacher's pet she never gets in trouble! Pandora encourages her to earn a trip over Mr Cameron's knee.
Lola arrives at detention wearing knickers that say "BAD", and in a flirtatious mood. Needless to say, her teacher is unimpressed. He gives her a severe, no-nonsense hairbrush spanking until her bottom and thighs are marked and sore. She quickly decides she doesn't want to play any more - but by then it's too late.
I wrote this scene years ago based on a fantasy of mine, with myself in mind as the spankee. But when I had the opportunity to work with Lola I realised her sexy, playful demeanour was perfect for the part. She turned out a fantastic performance as the good girl who plays bad in order to earn a trip over her teacher's knee - and gets far more than she bargained for.
The resulting film is funny, believable and super hot. I loved Lola's acting throughout the embarrassingly inappropriate seduction attempt - and her crestfallen reactions as she starts to realise that things aren't turning out the way she wanted.
I wasn't expecting the wooden hairbrush spanking to be so intense, but Tom and Lola ran with the scene and it ended up being a much harder punishment than I could have taken. Lola is not only beautiful but she can take one hell of a spanking!
The wooden brush left a very distinctive pattern of marks on Lola's bottom and thighs. You can see some of it in the free video trailer for Teacher's Pest, but to give you a better idea I've also taken some screen captures of the action as the hairbrush does its work:
Look at those white and purple marks. Ow ow ow!
The scene page also includes a free interview with Lola Marie from the end of our shoot with her, and a behind the scenes video for members, including some hilarious out-takes. Some of the moments during the making-of Teacher's Pest were comedy gold. Here are some snapshots:
It was a great shoot and we loved working with Lola. The scene wraps up with the two school friends back in the dormitory, as Lola laments how badly their plan backfired. I rubbed soothing lotion into the poor girl's bruised bottom. It's a hard life!
I recently blogged about our shoot with Lola Marie, the stunning new adult performer who debuted with Spanking Sarah earlier this year and is now merrily making her way across the UK spanking sites. It was our pleasure to shoot with her and to show you more of this lovely lady. Lola's first photoset is now online, where you can see her posing for for some portraits and glamour shots, and performing a seductive striptease. Lola has an infectious smile, a beautiful body, and a combination of coy, innocent mischief and womanly sexual power which is absolutely enthralling.
Introducing Lola Marie
Meet our newest cast member Lola Marie as she reveals her stunning body in this naughty striptease, pointing her toes in long rainbow socks, and bending over to show off her supremely spankable bottom!
I'm looking forward to publishing the spanking videos we shot with Lola, and the first one is currently scheduled to be released in mid-October. Watch this space!
Pretty much every night that we were in the cottage, I would plan to blog what had happened that day. Predictably, each evening I was so tired that the idea of doing anything but flop straight into bed seemed impossible. Despite that I did manage to prepare and eat dinner each night, back up my photo and video files, plan the next day's scenes and deal with a few urgent emails, but anything else was beyond me.
As such I have a lot of catching up to do, which seems to be the permanent state of this blog. After Lola Marie we spent two days shooting for Nimue's World, of which I spent one day behind and one day in front of the camera; then three days in a row for Dreams of Spanking, shooting with Michael Darling, Leia Ann Woods and new male switch Andrew Shada.
It was a non-stop, insanely productive week. Nimue produced a total of 20 scenes on her two days, a height of efficiency which is completely beyond me, but even with my penchant for involved, complex storylines I still managed to shoot a total of 30 scenes over my four days, mostly videos with accompanying photos, but also including some standalone photo galleries. Once things started to flow, the three of us (me, Nimue and Tom) slipped into a groove that allowed us to get things done remarkably fast.
I'd love to get photo previews from all the hot scenes we shot up on the blog this week, but realistically it might take me a couple of weeks or more to get caught up. So meanwhile, while it's all fresh in my mind, I just wanted to post some of the more memorable highlights and impressions from the rest of Dreams of Spanking's first week-long location shoot...
Miscalculating the timings on the morning before we left, and having to throw all my packing into my suitcase from the list I'd written the night before at top speed while the cab waited outside.
Getting in a lovely hot bath on the first night we arrived for a soak... and realising that the immersion heater had emptied while both taps were running, and my nice hot bath was in fact a chilly lukewarm bath. Showers for the rest of the week, then!
Taking photos with my new stills camera and falling head over heels in love with the entire process.
Shooting my first needle play scene with Nimue, for her site, with me playing the top role. I'd never done it before and she asked if I'd mind learning on camera. Of course not, I said - in fact I love videos that are transparent about negotiation and show that bottoms can teach tops just as much as the other way round. We did it with two cameras on tripods in the end, so just the two of us in the room, and it was really special. I didn't get the same physical, 'uNf' response that I do with corporal punishment - it wasn't a horny experience in that way - apart from the fact that I was playing with Nimue's amazing breasts, which is always hot. But there was something very mentally and emotionally powerful about it.
I loved the moment when the needle goes in, and the gasp you get in response; then as it travels under the surface it doesn't interact with many nerves, but you can control when the point exits the skin again, and get that intake of breath again. I found it an intense, intimate form of control/power play, with loads of eye contact, and an indescribable jolt of energy as needle pierces skin. There's something electric about it.
Plus, although of course it's difficult to show this on video without pissing off credit card processors, when you remove the needles you get loads of blood, which is always fun to play with. It was the first blood play I'd done for years - since I quit self-harming in fact, which is why I've been avoiding blade/needle play - and it felt very positive for me, very healthy and safe. Plus Nimue's boobs were bruised from the entry/exit points for the rest of the week, which gave me a smug self-satisfied feeling whenever I saw them :D
Building log and coal fires in the living room stove, and heaping blankets on the bed to stay warm at night.
Being brought tea by Tom every morning - and grinning as he called me or Nims "Madame Director" (depending on whose day it was). Love that man.
Trimming apple switches with a penknife to use on Nimue's bottom
Using my gorillapod for its intended purpose, clinging to a curtain rail to drop a high face shot into a very small shooting space. Gorillapod enjoyed its little adventure!
Covering Tom in baby oil and getting him to do press-ups to bulk up his muscles for a sexy male top wood-chopping photoset. Porn for me! (my catch-phrase for the week). Then getting to snuggle up with him in bed afterwards and giggle under the covers. I love my life.
Discovering the extent of my unwanted bruising on Wednesday, and panicking about the big bottoming scenes I had planned for myself (including a 50 stroke full force caning) being ruined as a result. I managed to stay relatively outwardly calm about it, but I was gutted.
Here's an unedited picture of my bottom on Thursday afternoon, showing the remnants of bruising from the belt scene on Monday morning on the middle of my right cheek and in the tender inner area of my right crease. You can also see the cane stripes which have been permanently visible since April, and which are the reason I've regretfully decided to take a break from professional bottoming now until they've fully healed up. The pink bit is where the belt re-opened one fo those scars and made it bleed a bit.
Sitting up on Wednesday waiting for the second new performer of the week - male switch Phil Fury. He was driving across the country after work on Wednesday and due to arrive late in the evening. By midnight there was no sign of him, he hadn't sent the text I'd expected and he wasn't answering emails. I remember sitting there getting increasingly exhausted, grumpy and frustrated. After a week of 7am starts and long days I would normally have gone to bed at 10pm, and I resented every hour of lost sleep. Still, without his phone number there was little I could do. I gave him until 1am, then pinned notes on the gate to the cottage and the front door telling him to call/shout loudly if he arrived in the middle of the night.
By the morning there was still no sign of him. I texted Michael Darling to see, on the off chance, if he was free, and it turned out he was. Meanwhile we got on with shooting some scenes with just the three of us - as a result, Thursday turned out to be our most productive day, because we did five scenes with Michael when he arrived as well. Not a bad outcome for my first ever no-show.
Phil contacted me the following day from the hospital, after being involved in a collision on our way to us, which is about as shitty as you could imagine (and, as we'd observed the night before, pretty much the only valid excuse for not texting sooner). Here's hoping he makes a swift recovery and we can reschedule for a shoot in 2014.
Getting to shoot scripts that have been in my ideas folder for years - and bring some of my most powerful fantasies to life.
Shooting my first ever masturbation to orgasm video, for Dreams of Spanking. It shouldn't really have been a big deal after all the filthy things I shot Nimue doing for her site, but it was my first sexually explicit video (as opposed to photos) as a performer, and my first sexy solo scene, so it was a big deal for me. It felt like it went well - I'm looking forward to reviewing the footage and seeing how it turned out.
Deciding to do a 30s scene with Michael that none of us had brought costumes for, and throwing together a riding outfit with mid-calf skirt, boots and jacket out of items I happened to have with me anyway.
Making crumble with apples, pears and blackberries from the garden - and accidentally carbonising the topping in three minutes flat as we discovered that the temperature dial on the oven was a lie!
Being tied naked in a cupboard... and devising my escape
Dressing both Lola Marie and Leia Ann in various items of Victoriana from my collection
Getting my hands tawsed properly for the first time, which because Leia sensibly brought a relatively thin tawse with her, wasn't as awful as it would have been with a heavy thick one. It's not a kink that I enjoy at the time, but it's excitingly terrifying beforehand and leaves me feeling very brave afterwards, so that ticks several boxes. I'll definitely do it again.
Working myself up into a lather of nervous anticipation before my 50 stroke caning scene that had me faffing around beforehand until we were running nearly 45 minutes late. Everyone was very patient with me, and once the punishment started and I remembered how much I love hard canings, I wondered what all the fuss had been about. Here's the immediate aftermath of 50 full force strokes with two 8mm kooboo canes (right cheek courtesy of Tom, left cheek courtesy of Leia):
Not as dramatic as I'd hoped, but then my bottom is fairly resilient these days. Next time I'll have to take a 6 month break beforehand, and use 12mm dragon canes, clearly...
Chronicling my bruises during the week. Here's my bottom on Saturday morning. Apart from the marks on my left cheek, which are pretty much all from Leia's 25 cane strokes, you wouldn't known I'd taken 50 the day before, would you?
This is the huge bruise on the front of my thigh which I collected accidentally before we'd filmed a single scene at the start of the week, from walking repeatedly into the sharp wooden corner of the bed while setting up lights before I was properly awake. On Monday afternoon it was bright blue and pink and swollen, and it's still there over a week later!
And finally, here is the state of my bum on Saturday evening, after my last bottoming scene of the week, including old belt bruises, permanent cane stripes, residual marks from the 50 stroke caning, and fresh riding crop marks:
Lying awake at night coming up with alternative storylines for scenarios that wouldn't display my unplanned bruises - or for if the next day's model didn't show up - and then a part of my brain feeling disappointed when we didn't have to use them after all.
By Wednesday, feeling like we could do this every day, for the rest of our lives, as long as we had other people to take over the other duties of running the sites. By Saturday, running on empty and knowing there was no way we could have done another day even if we'd wanted to.
Consulting Tom on various historical details, and collaborating with him to get storylines note perfect.
Developing a fullblown crush on a character of Tom's based on Flashman from the George Macdonald Fraser books. I want to have sex with him. It doesn't have to be on camera. Nimue apparently felt the same way, because after we'd wrapped up the scenes on our schedule she asked to bottom to the Flashman character as well, in an unscripted bonus scene. She assured us that she had no objection to it getting rather sexy if we wanted ;)
Falling asleep on Nimue's bosom on the last night, after drinking a mere one and a half glasses of pink wine, and not being capable of any conversation more sophisticated than squeeing at cute animal videos on the internet. Her breasts are very comfortable.
Being so tired on the morning we left that I had to keep sitting down and staring blankly into space... before hauling myself to my feet and folding yet more items of school uniform and period costume into suitcases.
Packing up the cottage simultaneously mourning for the exhilaration, creativity, imagined worlds and sense of family that developed during the week... and being relieved that we'd finished and could finally start to relax.
Back in London, going to the nudist spa with Tom, Nimue and Michael to unwind after one of the most intense working weeks of our lives. Unable to hide the bruises on our bums and instead being open with people we met in the hot tubs about what we'd been up to. We met some wonderful people and made some new friends... and we were all surprised when a pair of total strangers started playing consensual spanking games in the big jacuzzi. Zoe Montana and I raised some eyebrows when we got up to similar mischief last year, so I was relieved to discover we weren't the only ones!
After six hours of sauna, steam, cool swims, sitting and chatting with wine in the hot tubs, the tension of fatigue had drained away and we were all ready to collapse. I fell asleep as soon as I got in the door and, two days later, I'm still feeling the lingering tiredness of having been running such high energy levels continuously for a week.
I've enjoyed looking through the photos so far and can't wait to get stuck into the video footage. I'll process previews for each day's shooting at a time and share some teasers as soon as possible. It's hard to say how successful the shoot was until I've reviewed the footage, but from everything I've seen so far, it was a huge success, and I can't wait to do it again next year!
I'm currently away on location with Nimue and Tom for a week, shooting four days for Dreams of Spanking and two days for Nimue's World. We're now halfway through, absolutely knackered, and very happy with how it's gone so far.
It's been long days of shooting photos and video, with all three of us crewing and performing by turn. The farmhouse we're staying in is gorgeous - we've shot in five different rooms so far, plus the private garden, and quite a lot of the interior is suitable for period scenes. It's also very chilly, more than you'd expect this early in September, but perhaps not surprising given the lack of urban microclimate and central heating. Instead we have heaps of blankets, a log fire and I'm extra lucky to have Tom to snuggle at night, who serves as a man-sized hot water bottle when not dishing out spankings.
The only problem so far has been staying in an isolated historical cottage in the middle of the English countryside without a car, miles from the nearest shops. Sainsbury's Online has been our friend, with more things ordered after we got here and remembered things we'd forgotten in the first shop (including props for various scenes!). However, fresh groceries like milk and salad still keep running out (although we have plenty of wine.... funny, that!) and Tom, our resident smoker, is struggling for the lack of means to replenish his tobacco.
Grocery shortages notwithstanding, tt turns out that Tom, Nims and I are a porn-producing dream team, getting things done smoothly, efficiently, creatively and with minimal fuss. Over the last two days shooting for Nimue's World we've shot a staggering 17 or 18 short scenes, and I'm happy with everything we've produced so far. I've had an awful lot of fun playing with my new stills camera (a Sony NEX-6, for the photography geeks) and it's been lovely to mix up topping, bottoming, shooting video and taking photographs. We certainly haven't had any opportunities to get bored.
On our days shooting for our own sites, both Nimue and I have suffered from a symptom that I'm starting to think of as "director's brainwipe". This is when the person directing for the day starts to experience total decisiveness failure sometime during the afternoon, and her deputy in command has to step in and start making decisions on her behalf. Nimue has acted in this capacity - as a capable, unflappable DoP - on most of the Dreams of Spanking shoots over the last year, and it's been a pleasure to return the favour over the last couple of days.
With this in mind I'm a bit nervous about what comes next: directing for Dreams of Spanking three days in a row, two of them with new performers. I hope I don't get too stressed, too tired or too fussy to be able to keep things running smoothly ... but based on our unexpectedly streamlined teamwork over the last three days, it should be absolutely fine.
We arrived on Sunday night, unpacked, took a groceries delivery and were joined by Monday's guest photographer, Steve. Then it was early nights all round before new performer Lola Marie arrived the next morning.
I've wanted to shoot Lola ever since I saw her first spanking shoot for Spanking Sarah, but this was my first opportunity to work with her. It was well worth the wait. Lola was a pleasure to work with in every way. Gorgeous figure; beautiful face; great modelling skills; fantastic, versatile acting; and she can take one hell of a spanking.
In fact her high pain tolerance probably didn't do her any favours, as she prefers not to over-act or fake any pain responses, so we ended up (with her consent, of course!) spanking her somewhat harder than we normally would on a first shoot in order to elicit convincing reactions. Her poor bottom suffered for it - but the resulting scenes are incredibly hot.
Lola was a schoolgirl who had a crush on her teacher Mr Cameron, and deliberately got herself into trouble so she would be spanked by him - only to realise that a serious punishment spanking with the wooden hairbrush was much less fun than she'd imagined.
Lola was a biker girl who got the belt from the mate who had to collect her (and her bike) in his van after she came off the road while drinking and driving. I loved her tough, streetwise portrayal of this character - and, even more, the on-screen relationship that developed between her and Tom in this scene, rife with brusque, laddish banter that hid a platonic friendship built on genuine care for each other.
Lola was my neglected girlfriend, trying to lure me away from my endless focus on work and chores with some very provocative housework...
And finally, Lola was a Victorian scholarship girl punished by the Headmistress for unladylike behaviour. She'd responded enthusiastically to the idea of a historical scene and we had great fun dressing up together in clothing from my collection of Victoriana, but her bottom was already bruised and sore even before 18 firm strokes of the heavy tawse.
I was delighted with how all her scenes turned out, especially the emotional subtlety of her performances as the girl with a crush on her teacher, and the biker chick with something to prove. I hope to get her back in 2013 - especially now I've learned that she's an enthusiastic switch!
I almost forgot. Before Lola Marie arrived that morning, we'd got up a couple of hours early to squeeze in a scene with me subbing to Tom. I wanted to film a severe belt whipping scene, and I knew I'd be able to take it better when I was fresh at the start of the day than at the end. We brought to life one of my recurring, longtime punishment fantasies, both more physically severe and more emotionally edgy than anything I usually shoot. It was intense, it fucking hurt, I cried buckets, and it was amazing.
I knew I wanted it to be severe enough to leave some dramatic marks on the day, and I knew I'd probably end up bruised. Monday was Lola Marie's day, then Tuesday and Wednesday we were shooting for Nimue's World, giving me (I hoped) time to recover before the next Dreams of Spanking day on Thursday. The welts on my thighs went down over the next 36 hours, and the bruising on my bottom is fading as it should.
Unfortunately, a single stroke that wrapped around the inner leg left a great black bruise which is still very visible, and it certainly won't have gone by the time I bend over for my next bottoming scene tomorrow. We'll have to shoot around it, either with careful camera angles, or spankings over underwear, or both. It's irritating, but a hazard of a week-long shoot where I'm bottoming on multiple days, and it was a risk I knew I was taking. Hopefully it won't ruin the rest of the scenes I have planned with me on the receiving end ... and even if we have to make some changes, I think that belting scene will have been worth it.