Today's the last day of my self-imposed deadline for editing the films and photosets I want to launch with. I've made good progress the last couple of weeks, although not quite as much as I'd have liked, as I had to spend one day doing some owed work for a vanilla client, another earning money, and on Wednesday I managed to sprain my ankle during a stumble coming down steps in the train station, which meant no more editing on Wednesday. But I've picked things up the last couple of days, and have been photo-editing at a rate of knots... with the result that I've finished two new galleries in as many days. Woohoo!
Both these two photosets, and most of the others remaining to be edited, date way back to 2006 when I first started filming scenes for my own purposes with Tom and D, before the Dreams of Spanking concept was even firmed up in my mind. All I knew was that I wanted to create my own professional-quality spanking material with my own partners, but it wasn't until early 2009 that my plans solidified and I plunged into production in earnest.
As a result, the early photosets are a bit different to the rest of the site, with more similarity to the sort of traditional spanking scenario with which I was becoming familiar through my work with other studios. I hadn't started thinking about what I'd like to do differently yet, nor had I come to an understanding of feminist porn or the female gaze. I just knew the scenes I liked to play, and who I liked to play them with.
I may not have had political aims in mind, but nonetheless, it was still me organising the shoots, me writing the scenarios and choosing situations I knew I'd enjoy. And of course, any spanking scene I play with Tom or D is bound to be sizzling with sexual chemistry, trust and intimacy.
In this scene, I play a schoolgirl who is caught reading (presumably while meant to be working) and is given six of the best on the spot. When I was at school I often spent my breaktimes indoors with my nose in a book, so this was a misdeed I could identify with. I love playing the mistreated schoolgirl, and Tom loves seeing me in white socks and pigtails, so we were both happy.
In terms of the setting and the uniform, I think this is more obviously a roleplay than some of the more immersive, realistic scenes I've produced since then. It doesn't really look much like a school, and I'm not sure a real schoolgirl would be wearing a skirt that short. But perhaps that's just my inner perfectionist talking! In any case, the ambiguity could just make it more open to interpretation. This can be an straightforward teacher/pupil scene if you want it to be, or if you prefer, you could view it as a photoset of a couple acting out a fantasy in their living room.
As I was processing these photos I found myself simultaneously aware of both the school fantasy and the domestic reality, and that doublethink worked for me. But you might prefer one story or the other. It's up to you.