Thursday, February 14, 2008

Psychic Girl Gets Spanked

This clip is from a mediocre teen horror flick called 5ive Girls. I haven't seen the full movie (and I don't intend to), but these few minutes show one of the better mainstream spanking scenes of recent years. It's delightfully cheesy stuff, and we all love cheesy, right?


Apparently, the movie is about a group of wayward girls who are sent to a Catholic reformatory. They discover that each one of them has a unique psychic ability like healing wounds or seeing into the past. Needless to say, the school authorities don't take kindly to such displays of "witchcraft". Especially because they have their own supernatural gift in the form of an ancient demon who lives on the third floor and holds thrall over the entire institution. Did I mention that it's a cheesy movie? And why do demons always inhabit the third floor in these stories? It's either that or the basement. They never seem to dwell within, say, the kitchen. At least it would explain the lousy food.


But I like the spanking scene. Alright, it's ridiculously vanilla - they leave a bit of skirt overhanging just in the way of the ruler, and no true CP enthusiast would let that pass. But I suppose you can't take bigger risks in a mainstream movie. Not even when it's about psychic teenagers battling primordial forces of evil at St. Mark's Alternative School for Girls. On the plus side, the victim is cute and her reactions are good. The punishment sequence has a fine buildup and contains some interesting tidbits like the telekinetic bursts or the "Hail Mary" prayer. It almost passes for originality in a film that is obviously stitched together from pieces of other, better works. Oh, and I love the bossy teacher. Her wooden acting actually enhances the scene: "Disrepect the rules, and you shall pay - by the rod!" Brilliant.


It could have been a classic if they had taken the girl's panties down. Why didn't they? Since when, might I ask, does a teenage horror flick shy away from copious female nudity? Brian De Palma knew how to get it right - in Carrie, his own superior treatise on schoolgirl witches, he opens with a slow-motion shower scene that goes on for 27 minutes. You'd think that in a blatant rip-off like this, they could at least include a spanking on the bare. But alas, no! That would have been too much fun.


I wonder if we'll ever get to watch a real corporal punishment scene in a mainstream film. In an age when arthouse movies such as Romance, The Brown Bunny and 9 Songs show hardcore sex, it doesn't seem all that far-fetched. When Chloe Sevigny can give a blowjob on screen (and receives critical praise for her courage), why shouldn't a mainstream actress (or actor) agree to a few strokes of the cane? For the sake of art, realism or just getting into the character. You know how all the macho action heroes brag about doing their own stunts. Well, here's one we haven't seen before! If you can jump off a moving train, surely the wooden paddle is not going to kill you.


Will we ever see the day? I have my doubts, but one can always dream. Perhaps even more interesting is the question of who would do it first, and where. An actor or an actress? In an arthouse production, or maybe in a silly teenage horror film after all?

14 comments:

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Never seen this clip before but it did have something about it. As to actresses taking their own swats, would it not be better to get "stunt doubles" (ahah I avoided saying stunt butts), there must be plenty of spanking models who would be willing to have that part of their anatomy appear in the mainstream movies and I bet Hollywood would pay well for that type of performance.

Prefectdt

Ludwig said...

Stunt butts? I wouldn't want any of our cherished spanking models to do the anonymous dirty work for some Hollywood celebrity. That is certainly warranted when it comes to potentially lethal stunts, but I've never heard of anyone who died from a spanking.

As for "body doubles", I always found that practice to be rather lame. If an actress doesn't feel comfortable about getting her clothes off, she shouldn't do it, period. I have the utmost respect for that. But having someone else do it for you, so you can still make that oh-so-erotic scene? That's just cheating.

tigerbutt said...

I saw this clip on U-tube without knowing any of the background story. I was bothered by the way they left the skirt (and panties) in the way too. Other than that and the religious trappings there's nothing like a hot young girl getting her bottom smacked by a beautiful stern top with a nice thick yard stick (that would approximate a meter stick for you Europeans).

Ludwig - I remember reading about a high school kid that died of hematoma after a particularly brutal paddling. It seems a blood clot got loose and blocked critical arteries. Sorry to bring that up. Oh well, all sports have their hazards. I wonder how we compare to, I don't know, skydiving?

Niki Flynn said...

Just about any hard sports or stunts involve similar impacts that could cause a hematoma. That was clearly a freak incident.

Look at boxing: broken noses, broken bones, concussions, deliberate "knock-outs" that cause permanent brain injury... Ah, but that's a "manly pursuit", so it's OK.

Ludwig said...

Paddles are nasty things. Much more dangerous than canes, actually. While you're not going to kill anyone under normal circumstances, you can seriously damage the tailbone if you are not careful. It seems that many teachers at schools where they still use CP have no idea how to use the paddle. I've heard several stories about that, which is another good reason to oppose non-consensual corporal punishment.

As for hematomas, I'm with Niki here - that is clearly a freak accident. People have died from eating, too, because they got a fishbone stuck in their throat. Doesn't really prove that eating as such is a lethal activity.

It's a good bet that far more people have died from boxing or skydiving than ever did from BDSM practices.

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Hematoma or not I do not believe in using CP in schools, CP shoiuld be an adults only afair.

But as to using a one off fatality as an example - Well in 2005 I met a guy whose job it was to gather health and safety figures for UK government ministries, he told me that, in 2004, 11 people died of underware related incidents in the UK and yet no one has ever tried to ban the use of underware.

Prefectdt

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Sorry I meant "underwear"

Prefectdt

tigerbutt said...

"Died of underwear related incidents"? Thats just too bizarre. The people who give out the annual social Darwinism awards should look into it.

Ludwig is right about the broken tail bone problem with paddles. When I was a cub scout our den mother always used a belt when we acted up because of a neighbor kid who was paralyzed due to an errant paddle stroke.

Niki Flynn said...

The tailbone issue, while legitimate, relates to the paddle-wielder's competence or lack thereof rather than to the implement itself. It's possible to do just as much damage with a singletail, wooden spoon, hairbrush, cane or even a heavy cane.

Niki Flynn said...

Bollocks - meant to say "or even a heavy hand".

tigerbutt said...

Thats all right Niki, I meant to say "coccyx".

DAVID said...

Like the sound of this but YOUTUBE have taken it off.Anyone got a download?

DAVID said...

my e-adress is dms@populi.net

Ludwig said...

I fixed the link. This scene seems pretty popular on Yotube (one wonders why...). Neither the old one that was taken down nor the newly embedded one are uploads of my own, actually.