In our new POV film, Pandora Blake conducts an interview for the position of butler. A respectable job, and one which carries a lot of important responsibilities. But where do you learn how to do such a rare and skilled job as this? Luckily, although you may never get the opportunity to apprentice with a real butler, Dreams of Spanking has plenty of characters with lessons to teach us about domestic service.
From the maid who scrubs the parlour to the gardener who keeps the grounds, there's a huge range of skills and experience for you to consult if you're looking to apply for the role of butler, or any other domestic service role. So without futher ado, here are some tips from the best (and worst) domestic servants on Dreams of Spanking:
Tip 1: Keep your hand out of the till
It doesn't matter if your family is poor, and you're so underpaid that you can't cover their costs – master and mistress will notice if anything goes missing. If you're extremely lucky, as in the case of The Whipped Maid, then light stealing won't result in a loss of your position and a return to the workhouse - a kind master or mistress will simply administer a fifty-stroke whipping to ensure the crime is not repeated.
Tip 2: ABC – Always Be Compliant
Amelia Jane Rutherford and Caroline Grey provide an excellent primer for domestic behaviour in The Baroness' New Housegirls. As Lady Blake inspects the girls and puts them through their paces, it's clear that while elegance and grace are high on her list, the quality most valued by their new mistress is compliance: unquestioning obedience to her every command.
Tip 3: Look your best
There's no universally-approved uniform for domestic servants. Some employers will prefer you to wear a well-pressed suit, or a neat maid's uniform complete with cap. Others, such as Michael Darling's boss in this domestic scene, will prefer their butler to dress in floral apron, with nothing underneath. Respect your employer's dress code, because they probably know best. Michael's, for example, clearly has an excellent eye for the best outfit in which to appreciate a bright red spanked bottom.
Tip 4: Maintain professional composure at all times
This is a basic premise for all domestic service roles. Sadly, though, as is clear in 'Position Available', it's not always easy to stay professional when presented with certain challenging tasks. For instance, if your mistress bends over a chair, offering her latex-clad bottom to a prospective butler so they can polish her skirt, it would be hard for even the most consummate pro to refrain from staring. Just make sure you don't indulge the temptation to inappropriately touch...
Tip 5: Hide your indiscretions
Of course one cannot always be perfect, even if you know that misbehaviour will be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Such was the case with Sebastian Hawley, the undergardener caught sneaking off the estate and causing a ruckus in the local public house. Mistress Blake the housekeeper responsible for teaching him a lesson with the birch. If only he'd been more careful.
So our final tip is one that applies no matter which domestic role you're applying for: No matter how strict your mistress or master, remember the most important advice of all - if you're going to misbehave, make certain you don't get caught.
If you're experienced in domestic service, have experience in being served yourself, or are even just an enthusiastic observer, please do add your own tips in the comments below. After all, we're keen to ensure that all Dreams of Spanking maids, butlers, gardeners and stableboys maintain the strictest standards of professional behaviour at all times...
Two words: sheer knickers. What, you want more words? OK, here goes – the latest video is up, and it's pretty spectacular. Vix Vixxxen is new to spanking videos, and her first one with Pandora is something pretty special.
Both of them are dressed to kill – or rather play. Pandora in a gorgeous tight latex ballgown and Ms Vixxxen in a cute lingerie set that includes a fabulous tutu and – did I mention see-through panties? Check out their stunningly hot outfits for yourself...
Of course, it would be remiss of me not to mention the women inside the tight latex dress and the sheer knickers, and both Pandora and Vix are clearly having a fantastic time in this video. There's lots of flirting, and Pandora puts her at ease quickly, so we get to hear all about her spanking desires, and how she got into the spanking scene.
We also get to see Vix Vixxxen assume a series of hot poses – pushing her shapely arse out as she leans against the mantelpiece, posing artfully over a spanking bench and – the best, in my opinion – touching her toes to receive six stinging slaps with the strap. It turns out she has a background in ballet, which explains not only her lithe dancer's figure, but also how she can pull such graceful poses without breaking a sweat.
One of my favourite things about Dreams of Spanking is that you really get to know the performers. This video is a cross between an interview and a spanking – the best of both worlds, and Pandora describes it as a 'warm up' for what's to come...
You can tell Ms Vixxxen is incredibly excited to be here. Her big filthy grin as she receives the strokes from her chosen implement is a delight to see.
I personally enjoy seeing performers who have similar tastes to my own – when Pandora asked Ms Vixxxen to choose an implement I was really hoping she'd pick the strap, and delighted that she did. It's got such a lovely heavy slap, which in my opinion is one of the best whacking noises.
I'm also pleased to see that Pandora is a fan of the phrase 'good girl.' As a subby type, I love hearing 'good girl' in porn, because it's exactly what I want to hear in real life: a dominant pleased with your work when you take a good beating. And when that dominant happens to be dressed head to toe in tight black latex, well... it adds a certain something.
So, to sum up: this spanking video is the perfect introduction to the lovely Vix Vixxxen. We get to hear all about her love of spanking, see her posing and exposing herself in a stunning lingerie outfit, and watch Pandora (in an equally stunning tight latex dress) give her a warm up hand spanking and twelve hard strokes with the strap.
And don't forget those sheer knickers. They're hot not just because you can see all of Ms Vixxxen's gorgeous arse (in the video Pandora describes her as 'perfectly formed', and I can't help but agree!) but when she's being spanked you can see the darkening red patches on each cheek. Red blush blooming through blue see-through panties – something about that just makes me squirm with delight, and I'm pretty sure you'll agree that it's pretty damn special.
Enjoy the show, I'm off to do a bit of underwear shopping myself. I'll just watch it one more time - for research, you know?
Last Tuesday Nimue and I joined forces for a last minute shoot with a new spanking performer. I first met Ms Vixxxen last July - on a Dreams of Spanking shoot, as it happens. She was the make-up artist for our shoot with Matt Christie. She mentioned to me that she was working as a professional spankee and we discussed the possibility of shooting together sometime.
Unfortunately I didn't have any opportunities open in 2013 (my casting is done scary far in advance these days - it's good to be in demand, I guess!) but we bumped into each other again last month at Leia-Ann Woods' Bottoms Up spanking party, and decided to make it happen before my trip to the US/Canada in April.
I sent her an email with some initial ideas for scenes, drawing inspiration from our mutual interest in queer performance and gender-fucking, and the fetishes listed on her website. Her reply? "Um oh my god I love you. Just saying. Can we do it all please?"
That was the first hint that this was going to go rather well.
Sadly, we couldn't do it all - not this time, at least. To keep things within budget we set it up as a co-shoot with Nimue's World, shooting a half day for Nimue's site and a half day for Dreams of Spanking. But I am absolutely certain that we will be shooting with Ms Vixxxen again.
For a spontaneous shoot arranged on short notice, it went incredibly well. With a total of five videos and three photosets it was a full day - especially since many of the scenes ended up being much more physically demanding than we'd expected, thanks to Ms Vixxxen's incredible enthusiasm, and tendency to ramp everything she does up to the max. But I think we created some of our best work yet, and I'm particularly happy with the photos.
This was one of the first shots I took, just fiddling with lighting settings while Vix got ready for her first scene. I love how it came out.
Nimue asked me to shoot the photos for her site, and we kicked things off with a latex body shapes set with Ms Vixxxen in full fetish model mode, striking various gymnastic poses. Heaps of fun, and I even got to spend ten minutes beforehand carefully polishing and spraying all her latex to make it extra shiny. It's a hard life.
Next we shot a grungy dance set in which Vix got to show off her ballet training; half in her tutu, and half fully nude. I'm delighted with how these came out and will be posting more previews on my blog. Both these galleries will be going up on Nimue's World soon.
Nimue's site has a much broader remit than Dreams of Spanking, and it's always a pleasure to be able to explore a wide range of fetish interests. Shooting for her is always sexy and can be a real eye-opener. I loved the first video she made with Ms Vixxxen, with Vix as a kinky butler in a latex collar and tie who was used as human furniture. Nimue made her hold a tray of sex toys, and then used her as a footstool while she brought herself to orgasm. Ms Vixxxen is a self-confessed forniphilia fan and she loved every moment of this scene. "That was amazing," she said afterwards, "I could feel your orgasm building through the vibrations in your foot. Wow!"
After that it was time for some Dreams of Spanking scenes. First we filmed a fun introductory spanking video which will be going live later today; then we moved to the dungeon for a Tank Girl/riot grrrl photoset inspired by the scissor striptease from the Tank Girl movie. Snip snip!
This turned into an incredibly physical, fetishy performance that showed off Ms Vixxxen's burlesque experience as she systematically shredded her clothes with an assortment of blades. From aggressive, spidery poses in her high heeled red patent boots, to licking knives, tearing her fishnets off her legs, climbing the bars of the cell, hanging upside down and cutting off her knickers with a tape cutter, it was one of the most punk performances I have ever seen. Apparently her burlesque name used to be SPANK Grrrl. This character will definitely be making a return in future scenes.
During our initial email conversation I'd somewhat hesitantly suggested something a little bit dirtier. "I can also see you in a rough n dirty scene with filthy talk, being shoved up against a wall, and some sexy BDSM/spanking. Possibly a lesbian scene, coming home from the gay club and not being able to wait until they get home..." Vix wrote back, and I quote, "OH FUCK YES LESBIAN SCENE." So we did that.
This video was a filthy hot resistance play scene with me as the femme top and her as the butch bottom. I pinned her to the wall, slapped her breasts and talked dirty while she fought and kicked, swearing right back in my face until I smacked her into submission. It was rough and raw and violent and the energy was incredible.
I knew that I liked shoving hot boi chicks around, but during the shooting of this film I also discovered a new kink. I was paddling her, she was struggling and mouthing off, so I stopped and told her I wouldn't give her another swat until she got back into position. Voluntarily.
There was a long pause. Eventually she says, "I hate you so very much right now" - and gets back into position. But then every stroke, she was counting "ONE, fuck you. Two, you fucking cunt. Three, fuck off you bitch." I loved her snarky stubborn bratting, the mutual aggression and energy. So very hot.
Finally, we did a Mad Men scene with her femmed up in her sexy secretary persona, and me all butch in a suit, tie and braces. This is my first ever spanking film in a male role and I hadn't worn drag for years. I'd forgotten how much I love it.
When I was in theatre groups at uni I used to do a lot of gender-hacking, cross-dressing for various roles and exploring different sides of myself. It's been a while since I expressed my more masculine side, but this felt great, and I love how the photos came out. This is definitely something I want to make more space for in my life, and in my porn. After all, my femme persona is as much a performance as anything else, so why not mix it up a bit?
Overall it was the queerest shoot Nimue and I have ever done and we loved it. Thank you Ms Vixxxen for being you, and for inspiring us to explore new territory. It was a long day, but I really enjoyed it and can't wait to shoot more material like this. The future is queer and kinky and avant-garde, grrls!
The first scene starring Ms Vixxxen will go live this weekend - watch this space.
I have long been fascinated with the idea of being beaten with the flat of a sword. When I realised I was shooting with two fencers, one of whom was experienced in professional fight choreography, the opportunity was too good to pass up. Sword-fighting and spanking go brilliantly together in my opinion (Drama! Action! Adventure! Swishy arm motions! Victory through physical dominance!) and I couldn't resist the chance to take advantage of Amelia Rutherford's expertise to include a wee duel in a spanking video.
In my fantasies, this sort of thing usually takes place in a historical or piratical sort of setting, so that would have been my first preference. But the swords we had access to were fencing foils and bokken, and we didn't have enough budget for full historical costume, so Tom came up with the idea of doing a comic book style superhero story instead. The Avenger's Return was born!
This 15-minute scene offers a window into a universe where superheroes are real and their training includes both martial arts and spanking. I play a naive and rather vain trainee who is being mentored by a combat-experienced superhero called the Highwayman. I'm more focussed on my shiny latex costume and complaining that I can't fly yet than my training, which earns me a series of punishments. First a hand spanking, delivered by the Highwayman while standing with me dangling over his knee, and then 8 firm strokes with the riding crop, all over my tight latex ballgown. (Latex doesn't lessen the pain of a spanking, but it alters it. It's a very interesting sensation; I recommend you try it sometime.)
My lesson is interrupted by the arrival of my nemesis, the Highwayman's infamous former protegée: the Avenger. I've heard all about how talented and brilliant she is but have never met her in person. She and the Highwayman cross swords and sharp words as they struggle for dominance.
I really enjoyed the chance to indulge my enthusiasm for watching beautiful people practice swordplay, and was very impressed by Amelia's fortitude as Tom striped her bottom with his steel fencing foil. A real sword is a heavy thing to hit someone with.
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The marks were actually rather dramatic, red stripes visible even through her shiny black leggings. I wish we'd taken a photo of them, as they don't show up as well on video as they did in the flesh.
I'm very grateful to Amelia Jane Rutherford for her generous help choreographing the sword fight behind the scenes, as well as her outstanding performance as the Avenger; and to her fiancé Hywel Phillips for his work as cameraman, lighting tech and director. Their assistance was invaluable, and this scene couldn't have happened without them.
We had a lot of fun making it, as you can tell from the behind the scenes video. I hope it will appeal to anyone who likes comic books, sci-fi and fantasy, action and adventure, light-hearted spoofs and shiny latex outfits.