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12 Nov

M/f; time: 31 minutes

Joceline and Hywel Phillips make a nice paddling film. Hywel discovers that Ariel has 17 unpaid speeding tickets. She now faces court and jail and a big fine. Hywel is an attorney and will help her if she will “endure some domestic discipline.”

Hywel orders Ariel to go to the bedroom, strip naked, stand in the corner, and wait for him. This she does, and strips quite slowly, in the muted light of the bedroom. She  walks around gloriously naked, keeping her hands above her waist so we can contemplate her bottom.

Hywel enters and will start her off with an OTK spanking, seated on the bed. She has a clear bottom. Hywel goes to get his paddle. Ariel will kneel on all fours on the bed for the “first 25” from a short, thick maple paddle. The experienced Hywel will concentrate on one buttock at a time.

After this first round, Hywel arranges some pillows for Ariel to lie over. She coyly pretends not to know what to do. Hywel ties her hands behind her back with his necktie because she has been struggling. 25 more, and this position provides more access to her lower bottom and thighs because she is bent far over the pillows.

A long hug to conclude, some tears not convincing, then back to the corner naked.









6 Nov

2MF/2f; time 60 minutes plus

An ambitious production from the Hywel Phillips operation, with a large cast for the genre, scene changes, complex costumes, and some of the best technical values we have seen.  It is about BDSM. You will have to set aside any interest in watching Ariel Anderssen’s bottom being spanked, which is what we sought. You can compromise here.

The plot is not important to explicate. Its description can be read on the RESTRAINEDELEGANCE website. Ariel and blond Danielle Maye will be seduced and tortured BDSM-style, in lengthy scenes.  Zoe Page leads Ariel around in an English country garden. Ariel wears a complicated pony girl harness, head gear, and blinders, so intricate, in fact, that her charms are disguised. We defer to Mr. Phillips’ awareness of the video market as to whether this was a good idea. Ourselves,  maybe a few less straps. Hywel and  Michael Stamp will make brief appearances.

There are pony scenes in the garden, in the “dungeon,” and in the Asian floral-decorated room seen in other films. Danielle, a buxom Suzanne Sommers type,  is drugged, induced to strip, and she joins Ms. Phillips in long naked pony scenes.

Ariel is manacled to  and tortured on a bed, with an electrode inserted in one of two private places (we could have recommended where) , and with a violet wand. Lots of foot fetish action here, for those customers. We couldn’t do half as well, but we would have  liked (1) a more firm bed to make Ariel’s bottom higher, and (2) better closeups on the salient areas.


Nights. 24 hours of slavery – RESTRAINEDELEGANCE

17 Jun

M/f; time: 40 minutes

We review this Ariel Anderssen/Hywel Phillips film outside our normal RESTRAINEDELEGANCE collection because of its length. It is mostly BDSM and a nudie celebration of Ms. Anderssen.

A taxi delivers Ariel to an industrial building. She cautiously enters a building in shadow and is greeted out of the darkness by Phillips. She tries to convince us: “I am not actually afraid.” She must kneel in the doorway. He smacks her bottom a few times with a whip.

It develops he is a professional disciplinarian. This is his place of business. Ariel’s boyfriend has sent her for a weekend of treatment. A fruitful plot line. We love films where girls have to ring or knock at houses where they know they are going to be spanked. She will be a ‘slave girl.’ She quickly stacks up demerits, for wearing wrong clothing from instructions, her attitude,etc.

It seems demerits are worked off by “torture,” not just punishment. “What exactly is ‘torture’”? She is made to crawl into the main room, past a cage, where the presence of a spanking horse and a pillory make clear what torture can be.

Phillips has her strip to just top and panties. But it’s cold. He puts on a dog collar and cuffs her wrists and ankles. “It gets worse before it gets better.” When he approaches with a ball gag, she tries to back away before he jams it in, a better part of the film. On a stepladder, he strings her wrists to the ceiling. He ties her ankles wide to anchors, spreading her legs, taking a long time to do it. We are reminded of Ed Lee at NUWEST, where he let the camera roll while he struggled with chains or ropes.

Since she is cold already, Phillips will wet her panties with a sponge. A few cane snaps on her wet knickers. Ariel struggles, showing off her toned and muscled body. Phillips pulls down her knickers. There is a huge bruise on her right buttock, one we have not noted on her topographic chart. Phillips puts clothes pins on her nipples and leaves her for a while.

He returns and cuts off her top and panties. Ariel stands spread eagle, naked, struggling, magnificent. After a while (this is supposed to be a weekend), he lets her arms loose so she can rub. “Make yourself comfortable.” She tries to sit, which is torture in itself with her ankles tied wide. The gag comes out, she unties her ankles herself. Phillips is going to take her “upstairs.” What happens there? She must crawl.

Caning for the School Nurse – ARIELANDERSSENSTUDIOS

25 Apr

F/f; time: 28 minutes

Zoe Page and Amelia Jane Rutherford. An irate parent calls headmistress Zoe. The woman’s daughter has brought home illicit drugs she got from the school nurse. The scene is the FIRMHAND office. A fuming Ms. Page calls for Amelia to be sent to her. Amelia reports in the traditional blue uniform with white belt.

Amelia is forced to admit the drugs were hers. She brought them from another job. So she has committed two offenses—mooonlighting in violation of her contract and allowing a student to get the drugs. “There is a punishment….you’re going to get the cane.” After a long scolding, the punishment is explained—6 strokes on the knickers and 24 on the bare.

Hem of her uniform up, a standing handspanking will warm things up. Amelia must sit again for more scolding, then her palms are smacked with a strap. The caning is quicker. Too much tape was used talking. 6 on dark blue knickers, then 24 on the bare, the last six in the most painful touch-toes position. Amelia rubs and leaves. These producers know we love vulnerable girls in uniform.

Bondage Ordeal with Mr. Strong – ARIELANDERSSENSTUDIOS

25 Apr

M/f; time: 32 minutes

Amelia Jane Rutherford and Hywel Phillips. Amelia plays an employee who has been caught stealing company secrets. Phillips, the corporate security officer, wants to know what she did with these secrets. He is going to torment her with bondage until she talks.

“Strip!” “What?” After threats of firing, Amelia begins to undress as Phillips snaps at her with a riding crop. Blouse, bra, and skirt off, she stands, hands on head, in just pantyhose and pink panties. These posings are central in all her films. Phillips fondles and searches her, although there is no place to put anything. Well, there are places, but this producer won’t do that. Phillips even looks inside her mouth.

He has her bend over and smacks her bottom. “What are you doing?” “Extracting information.” He uses a paddle and crop on her boobs. He pulls down her pantyhose, cuts off her panties with scissors, and stuffs them in her mouth. She must kneel on the floor, knees wide, hands on head. Next comes some red rope, tied around her waist and chest, and through her crotch in bdsm style, except it is done loosely. She is tied hands and feet and struggles quietly on the floor, also in the bdsm format.

While she struggles on the floor, Phillips will replace the panties in her mouth with a black leather cock gag. “What is that?……no, no.” More bondage and hogtie struggle. The pantyhose will stay on in this film. Phillips attaches nipple clamps and Amelia continues the struggle. Mostly silly stuff, but the cock gag was new.


9 Apr

F/f; time: 29 minutes

Long enough for a separate review. Zoe Page is in a snit on the set of the FIRMHAND office. Amelia Jane Rutherford arrives late, up the stairs to the office. Amelia is some kind of lingerie saleswoman and has offended Zoe to the point that a spanking seems warranted.

OTK she goes. Zoe asks her “left or right?” another acknowledgement that in the CP world, the two buttocks don’t get equal treatment and care should be taken for equal distribution. Loud shouting and scolding, skirt up, pink panties. Loud squawk and awkward dialogue. We’ve often thought a decent screenwriter could be found, just for the privilege of watching.

She is being spanked for “whatever I did.” Amelia is sent to a corner for display and then is allowed to leave. She leaves her bag behind, which is full of scanty lingerie. She rubs her bottom down the stairs. Zoe spies her letting air out of Zoe’s parked car. She can do this with her fingers, no tools.

Amelia remembers and returns for her bag and will be spanked again. After. Another OTK session, panties down this time, Amelia leaves again, having to duck down through the low British doors. Another girl is being called in for a spanking.


27 Mar

M/f; time: 39 minutes

Another longer film from the Phillips,’ and a lot of fun. Amelia plays the vicar’s wife. She calls on a parishioner (Earl Grey) to apologize for having double-booked the parish hall and messed up his daughter’s birthday party. She wears a tight white skirt and dark breezy blouse.

Amelia can not avoid a thorough scolding, and also cannot avoid a spanking Grey is going to give her.  She is made to hike her skirt and she displays transparent green panties. There are some bruises. Panties come down. “I want to see the evidence.” Grey takes her OTK. “We must make a proper job of this.” She admits her husband was “very cross” and “he spanked me.” “How?”

Grey wants to see the bruises from the vicar and makes her take off her panties. Back OTK, bare bottom. What a lapful she always is. She towers over Grey, a comparison FIRMHAND could always disguise. Amelia makes no effort to cover her puss. Floppy paddle. Panties on the floor.

She kneels on the couch. Grey wants better swings. Loud and colorful. Amelia always delivers.  She admits the vicar gave her 8 strokes. When Grey caresses her bottom, Amelia jumps. More handspanking, then Amelia is allowed to dress and leave.

New scene. Amelia returns to Grey’s house  wearing a new outfit. (Of course, it’s Ms. Rutherford.) It’s a  flower print skirt and yellow sweater. Apparently she’s been talking around the village about Grey’s proclivities and wasn’t afraid to return to his house. He will use a cane this time. Amelia plays horrified. She pulls up her skirt and  takes down her white panties herself. She bends over, 6 cane strokes. Usual holler from Amelia and caning flair from Grey.



26 Mar

M/f; time: 27 minutes

A longer film from this studio, some of it in the POV style. Amelia Jane Rutherford is narrating. She sits in a fully decorated parlor. It seems she has lost a promotion at her bank job. ‘Vanessa Hogerty’ got the job, and Amelia sits on a pillow, just having been spanked at the bank for something. . Interesting Human Resources policies at this bank. Amelia wears office attire of jacket, blouse, and skirt.

Amelia is forced to submit to “corporation discipline,” and is summoned to the punishment room. The bank has such space. Amelia can hear another girl screaming in the room, a little detail wonderfully emulated from RIGIDEAST or NUWEST. Another erotic little detail for us, Amelia must wait out in the hall in her undies. And for her, this always means lacy finery. We wish someone would walk by. She has to keep her hands on her head.

The screaming girl exits, rubbing her bottom. Earl Grey calls her in. The set is the familiar FIRMHAND office. Amelia tries to explain herself and the opinions she posted on Facebook. As Grey discusses the spanking coming, the camera pans Amelia’s body. Amelia is very good at acting nervous. OTK first. She is ordered to pull down her panties, and she expresses the indignation we never tire of. Panties off completely, OTK again, Amelia is not shy to give Grey the full frontal.

Zoom to her discarded panties. Nice. Amelia is given written notice that there will be more spankings.



21 Mar

F/f; time: 33 minutes

A sequel to ‘Manageress Spanked Hard.’ Amelia narrates. She is planning some revenge on her bank boss Vanessa Hogerty for the spanking she was given. Amelia’s hair is pinned up here, and she wears a white blouse and pink skirt. She has found some emails which incriminate Vanessa (Zoe Page) in some office sex.

When Amelia offers Vanessa the choice of being investigated or taking some discipline, she makes the right choice. And Amelia has arranged that she herself be assigned as the punishment officer. Vanessa is made to stand in her underwear waiting outside the punishment room, in what is supposed to be a hall in the office. We’ve always thought there must have been somebody on the crew who could play a  passerby witnessing this humiliation. Vanessa wiggles half-naked in a long wait, BDSM style,

Amelia arrives, pulls down Vanessa’s panties, and marches her into the punishment room, the FIRMHAND office set again. The panties get back in place for the moment, and Amelia sits behind the desk to give her a long scolding.

Amelia takes Zoe OTK, for a rare dominant role in the many films she has made. Zoe complains that her position is not very “graceful.” “Were you graceful sucking cock from under a desk?” Zoe bends over the desk bare bottom for a mild handspanking. A lot of talk and scolding, then Amelia canes her, so mildly that we can see she is in comfortable as a Top. Silly bawling.




20 Mar

F/f; time: 28 minutes

Amelia Jane Rutherford with her buddy Zoe Page. The set is the FIRMHAND space used in ‘Marks of 10’ and other recent series. Here the camera is pulled back so we can see some of the furniture used in other series. Zoe arrives at Amelia’s residence. Zoe is  a truant officer. As much as we have declared our fascination for her, she does not play authority figures well. Zoe gets these parts.

Amelia is matron-like in red sweater, pink skirt, and glasses. A delicious plot—Amelia can be prosecuted for her daughter’s truancy. “Sorry is not going to help.” “Is there anything else you can do?” “A spanking is involved.” “For me?”

After the perfunctory discussion, Amelia will take the spanking. OTK, skirt up, pantyhose and flower print  panties come down. When Amelia stands she flashes some fuzz and tries to cover up. Silly scolding.

OTK again for the hairbrush. Zoe pins Amelia’s  legs with her own. Amelia stands, Zoe leaves. Somehow Zoe has the power to make Amelia stand with her hands on her head. Silly tears but a nice bottom rub.