Pirates and slavegirls and bondage, oh my

Posted at 20:47 on 20 Aug 2011 by Pandora / Blake

Tags: Amelia Jane Rutherford, BDSM, bondage, F-F, featured photos, hot wax, Hwyel Phillips, nipple clamps, Performers and producers, Photos, pirates, porn production, Restrained Elegance, riding crop

Immediately after getting back from Germany, I was plunged straight into a whirlwind of activity shooting with the lovely folks of Restrained Elegance for three days of shoot trade: one day for their site, and two days for mine.

I was more than a little nervous about this shoot. I've been a fan of Restrained Elegance for ages - even though the doesn't much cater to my primary kink, the quality of their work is undeniable. I think I can safely say that they are the most professional, aesthetically stylish, cinematically ambitious UK kink production company.

I'm not bendy enough to be a serious bondage model - and rope isn't a strong enough kink for me to want to explore it for the love alone. So, while admiring the beauty of Restrained Elegance's films and photosets, I felt it was unlikely I'd ever work for them. And yet somehow the idea was mooted, during a conversation with Amelia Jane Rutherford about booking her for my forthcoming site. Her partner Hywel, the genius behind Restrained Elegance, seemed willing, and it was agreed.

Nerves set in almost immediately. Would it matter that I don't really fit the glamour model look, especially not now my body's changing shape? And how would it feel producing/directing a two day shoot in my low-tech production mode with two of the most accomplished, experienced filmmakers in the business?

I'd say that of course I needn't have worried, because AJR and Hywel are also two of the loveliest, most generous, pleasant people I've ever worked with, and I can't imagine them ever being tactless about operating on a less ambitious scale than usual for a new baby website. Except actually, I think worrying about it was quite good for me: it meant I upped my game in terms of pre-shoot planning, and was much more organised than usual. I'd like to think that I'll continue to be a bit better prepared now for future shoots. I learned a huge amount from working with them and watching them work, and was a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience - but in a good way.

Amelia was in charge of coming up with ideas for the Restrained Elegance shoot, and I think a little creative one-up-womanship snuck in as we emailed scenarios back and forth. She proposed 1940s interrogations, lady pirates tied together by their hair, captives in predicament bondage, and slavegirls playing a chess game with BDSM forfeits. Not to be outdone, I threw Victorian ghost stories, con-artists, underground D/S clubs, sword-fighting superheroes and food porn into the ring.

Of course, it wasn't a competition - but I think both of us appreciated the chance to write scenes which were a little wilder than the content we usually get to shoot. Amelia/Ariel and I have a lot of overlapping tastes, and are both somewhat unusual in the spanking industry in being interested in willing submission as well as the more traditional role of unwilling spankee (although technically Amelia-Jane Rutherford isn't ever submissive - she leaves that to her alter ego, Ariel Anderssen). As I was fretting about not looking enough like a glamour model, Hywel was keen to take advantage of shooting with a genuinely kinky player, and shoot some BDSM videos that would be beyond the limits of many of the models they work with. We both ended up with a good balance, I think; each coming away with a couple of classic scenarios, and one or two entirely off-the-wall ones. I think it's a toss up whether their chess-game-with-forfeits or my canings-with-dessert video was the looniest...

I'm told that the first video from this shoot will be published on Restrained Elegance towards the end of October, and I'll be able to share more details about the things we shot for my site with you all very soon. In the meantime, Hywel has been good enough to send me screengrabs of the chess game and the pirates in bondage, and I don't think he'd mind if I showed some of them to you:

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Sorry to do this, I really should email you but I am getting worse and worse with emails. This comment is in reply to one that you left on my blog.

The systems for social network monitoring used by the Scottish (especially Strathclyde) police were set up some time ago in an attempt to reduce gang violence. There has been no secrecy about this but it has sadly been little regarded by the media, which is a shame as it has had a lot of success. Most of my information on this has come from conversations with friends in the UK police forces, face to face and online (Contacts from my amateur history interests). The Guardian has recently run an article about the gang culture and police response to this, in Scotland. Included in this article are a few details of the type of software and methods that the Scottish police have been using to monitor social networking.the address of the article is

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/21/glasgow-gangs-fade-away-campaign

As long as these methods are used to monitor open social networks and are used to fight real crime I am in favour of them. If they start to encroach on private communications or are used to persecute people who are not a problem to others (that's the likes of you and me), you will find me dead set against them.

Prefectdt

Both of you look delightful in your pirate outfits. Pirates have always been a favourite fantasy of mine and I used to fantasise about being the cabin boy on a female pirate ship. Naturally discipline was enforce with the cane (bent over the cannon) and the cat of nine tails.
I think you look delightful in all your pictures even with Amelia/Ariel who normally manages to make any other woman in the picture with her look plain.

Oooooh. Cane bent over the cannon! Just the phrase sends shivers through me.

I love naval stories, but pirates have an extra excitement - the outlaw aspect, the romantic independence, and of course the fact that a number of female pirates operated in history, so as a women the fantasy feels a bit more plausible than a Navy setting.

Fiona Locke wrote an excellent story about a girl who joined the Navy disguised as a boy and was found out when she was subjected to this punishment. It's called Kissing the Gunner's Daughter and I think you can find it in an anthology called "Sex in Uniform" if you're interested.

I don't often comment on blogs (being a shy kinda girl) but I do have to say, you look fantastic in these images and i'm really looking forward to seeing the end results on both sites!!

Also, I'm going to have to go and look up that story you mentioned - I have a huge fantasy about dressing as a boy to get into the navy, then being caught and punished with the cat o'nine tails on my back!

Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this preview :)

I think you'll enjoy Fiona Locke's story - it's a perfect execution of a favourite fantasy. And if you like that sort of thing, you should look up Naomi Novik's Temeraire series if you haven't already - alternate Napoleonic war stories with dragons, females in the corps and no few CP references!

It was a lot of fun to shoot! I love dressing up as a pirate. I was saying to AJR at the time, it's a fantastic mixture of femme and butch. You get to be scary and fierce, but it's definitely not drag - and you can still be womanly and sexy. I love it!

Thankyou so much for being so great to work with, I can't wait to see the RE videos and having looked through it, I'm really excited about the scenes for my site. If only I was launching with more of it so I had an excuse to edit it all this week, but I think I'll save most of it for super special weekly updates :)

It must be quite odd working for the most part with non-kinky models. I can't imagine it, really - all the people I've worked with for my site are enthusiasts, and I think I definitely prefer it that way.

Love the pictures. I'm really into pirate play for exactly the reason you mentioned about the look. It is a perfect mixture of femme and butch. It is a strong /powerful outlaw, do anything feeling to be all pirated up.

I don't often comment on blogs (being a shy kinda girl) but I do have to say, you look fantastic in these images and i'm really looking forward to seeing the end results on both sites!!

Also, I'm going to have to go and look up that story you mentioned - I have a huge fantasy about dressing as a boy to get into the navy, then being caught and punished with the cat o'nine tails on my back!

Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this preview :)

I think you'll enjoy Fiona Locke's story - it's a perfect execution of a favourite fantasy. And if you like that sort of thing, you should look up Naomi Novik's Temeraire series if you haven't already - alternate Napoleonic war stories with dragons, females in the corps and no few CP references!

It was a lot of fun to shoot! I love dressing up as a pirate. I was saying to AJR at the time, it's a fantastic mixture of femme and butch. You get to be scary and fierce, but it's definitely not drag - and you can still be womanly and sexy. I love it!

Thankyou so much for being so great to work with, I can't wait to see the RE videos and having looked through it, I'm really excited about the scenes for my site. If only I was launching with more of it so I had an excuse to edit it all this week, but I think I'll save most of it for super special weekly updates :)

It must be quite odd working for the most part with non-kinky models. I can't imagine it, really - all the people I've worked with for my site are enthusiasts, and I think I definitely prefer it that way.

[...] I first heard that the Restrained Elegance team had launched a separate studio for ambitious, feature-length spanking and bondage films, I [...]

Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this preview :)

I think you'll enjoy Fiona Locke's story - it's a perfect execution of a favourite fantasy. And if you like that sort of thing, you should look up Naomi Novik's Temeraire series if you haven't already - alternate Napoleonic war stories with dragons, females in the corps and no few CP references!

It was a lot of fun to shoot! I love dressing up as a pirate. I was saying to AJR at the time, it's a fantastic mixture of femme and butch. You get to be scary and fierce, but it's definitely not drag - and you can still be womanly and sexy. I love it!

Thankyou so much for being so great to work with, I can't wait to see the RE videos and having looked through it, I'm really excited about the scenes for my site. If only I was launching with more of it so I had an excuse to edit it all this week, but I think I'll save most of it for super special weekly updates :)

It must be quite odd working for the most part with non-kinky models. I can't imagine it, really - all the people I've worked with for my site are enthusiasts, and I think I definitely prefer it that way.

Love that first image of you two tied up by the bar. It is an imagination sparker.

Prefectdt

It was a lot of fun to shoot! I love dressing up as a pirate. I was saying to AJR at the time, it's a fantastic mixture of femme and butch. You get to be scary and fierce, but it's definitely not drag - and you can still be womanly and sexy. I love it!

Thankyou so much for being so great to work with, I can't wait to see the RE videos and having looked through it, I'm really excited about the scenes for my site. If only I was launching with more of it so I had an excuse to edit it all this week, but I think I'll save most of it for super special weekly updates :)

It must be quite odd working for the most part with non-kinky models. I can't imagine it, really - all the people I've worked with for my site are enthusiasts, and I think I definitely prefer it that way.

Pandora, you are lovely! It was super to shoot with you, am really excited about the stuff we shot, and it was a fab treat to work with someone who properly understands kink from the inside. Hope everyone loves the videos when they come out, and am very happy and excited that I'll be on your site :)

Thankyou so much for being so great to work with, I can't wait to see the RE videos and having looked through it, I'm really excited about the scenes for my site. If only I was launching with more of it so I had an excuse to edit it all this week, but I think I'll save most of it for super special weekly updates :)

It must be quite odd working for the most part with non-kinky models. I can't imagine it, really - all the people I've worked with for my site are enthusiasts, and I think I definitely prefer it that way.

I SO want to know what all the forfits were.

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