Location location location

Some weeks ago, Paltego posted a picture of the lovely Miss Chambers, from a Cruella photoshoot, pictured against a rather bleak post-industrial Northern British landscape.  Something like this:




There being little point in debating the unquestionable beauty of Miss Chambers (especially her lovely nose) the comments rather degenerated into an exchange about femdom shoots in bleak, unromantic spots.

Never one to miss an opportunity to do something derivative and run with it until it is no longer remotely funny or sexy, I decided to look through my extensive photo collection, with a view to identifying the bleakest background I could find.  After realising that Cruella would win any such contest hands-down, I limited Mr Rogue-Hagen’s entries to give others a chance.  

Obviously, interior shots of prison-like or dungeon-like backgrounds don’t count as those are supposed to look like that, and in some cases have probably been quite expensively fitted out to look grim.*  Nor do I feature arty and moody black and white shots against ruins – the criterion today is that the lady has to be trying to look alluring against a thoroughly unhelpful background.

All from Europe, as far as I can tell, if you include Russia, which has its share of bleak post-industrial landscapes.  In the US, according to my photographic evidence, dommes don’t go out much but on the basis of the few photos I have of them outside, most of the surface area of the USA is covered with swimming pools.  I guess there just aren’t any bleak urban or postindustrial landscapes in America, huh?  What a nice place it must be.

Let’s start with some classic Cruella.  Cow-shed.

Or this – this I think is from the photoshoot ‘Cement Plant Cruelty’ or possibly ‘Enslaved and forced to quarry limestone’.

Lest anyone think I am taking the piss out of Cruella, I… well, I am, obviously, but affectionately I hope.  I love Cruella; it was almost the first ‘proper’ femdom material I encountered and my heart used to hit 150 beats per minute when I saw any of these pictures.  The material and stories were and are wonderful, and I encourage you to visit Mr Rogue-Hagen’s site, where he has just reposted one of the most viciously delightful stories his magazines ever featured, the tale of the lovely Melody, a girl as sweet as the pears she loves so much.

The Germans can do it too, although their photoshoots often have more stuff in them, as befits an economy specialising in exports of light manufactures. Here’s Planet Femdom, where they like their dommes tall.  And then put them in super-high heels, just to make sure. (But it doesn’t seem to exist any more…. am I getting old?)

Not sure of the location, but a bonus point for this next one, for the plastic sheeting providing a temporary roof.  I want to know if they put that in specially for the photoshoot: to make it nice.

Further afield, there’s ‘bleak’ and then there’s ‘Russian bleak’…

Still in Russia, I have no particular reason to think this is an unpleasant location, but the lady on the left seems to be huddled in a shawl, wishing the photoshoot to be over so she can go and have a nice hot chocolate and get warm again.  And her shoes are falling off, the poor thing.  So I just feel for her and the photo gets an honourable mention for that.  There’s a naked slave too, but he probably deserves to be cold, the little creep.

PS – I only just noticed they’re sharing the shawl.  Did you notice that?  See, they’re not so heartless.

Moving slightly further west, Mistress Maya Sin does fabulously creative photo-shoots.  She started in Gdansk, which obviously gives her an advantage in this contest as what is Gdansk famous for?  Yes, apart from being the place WW2 started?  That’s right: the shipyard.  So where else is a girl from Gdansk (or a domme from Danzig) to go?  Here’s Maya Sin in the birthplace of Solidarnosc.  Probably.

This next one could be an easy contender for the prize, in that wily Miss Sin has managed to take the photo inside some giant piece of industrial machinery!  But then she ruins the whole thing by not actually being in the shot, which is always a drawback in any photoshoot of a beautiful domme and strictly against the rules of this competition.

Since taking these pictures, Mistress Maya has abandoned all hope of winning this competition, by moving to Paris (stop press: or maybe Dubai?) where she has herself photographed walking around in latex against some of the most elegant scenery in Europe (and managing herself to look more elegant still).  So this may be the last Gdansk femdom photoshoot you’ll ever see.



The railway tracks would not in themselves be enough to qualify, but just look at those girders!  No, I said look at those – oh, never mind.






More heavy metal.  Unlike the Russian ladies earlier, this lovely nymph is in more danger of encountering too much heat than too little.  See the way she is carefully not allowing her latex leggings to come into contact with the sunlit metal?  That’s professionalism.


OK, now this is not a bleak post-industrial landscape as far as we can see.  But it might be a kebab van.  I reckon a kebab van qualifies.  Especially a kebab van missing wheels and headlights.

The next is not actually a femdom photoshoot, just a grab from the perviest thing ever to appear on a family TV programme at teatime: The worm that turned, in the 1970/80s comedy show The Two Ronnies.  My eternal thanks – on behalf of my 12 year-old self – to whatever BBC producer decided there was nothing at all wrong with this, as it was obviously just a lighthearted romp through a future female-supremacist England, featuring gestapo girls clad in military caps, tight latex tops and shorts and boots… oh, and men forced to cross-dress and ordered around or sexually molested by women.**  Y’know: for the kids!  Certainly for this kid, anyway.

But it features an electricity sub-station, so it’s in.

And finally… I think we have a winner.  It’s not anything in particular, it’s just… someone strapped naked to a concrete pole in a rather run-down post industrial town.  Who finds that sexy?  I do, actually, very – but who else, I mean?

Oh goodness me, I think that’s enough bleak landscapes, don’t you?  Shall we just stop all this nonsense and refresh the palate with a lovely picture of the lovely Miss Chambers, against a perfectly normal background?  Yes, I think we shall.

Did you enjoy that?  I did.  In fact, I enjoyed it so much I think I’ll have another.

There.  Such a pretty nose. That’s all for today.  Off you go now.

* And in others clearly haven’t, as the ‘forbidding grey stone blocks’ of the dungeon wall are obviously cheap cladding or even just wallpaper.  Maybe one day I’ll run a ‘least convincing dungeon’ post.

** No really. This isn’t one of those TV comedies where there’s, like, three seconds of a lady in boots snarling at the camera and that’s all the femdom.  Week after week, this comedy adventure serial in the middle of one of the country’s most popular prime-time family shows featured the squad of latex lovelies shown there marching around and oppressing males.  OK, they were usually outwitted by the male heroes in their frumpy dresses, but this was simply amazing.  Still is.

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  1. i remember The Worm That Turned and being absolutely fascinated by it and the world created by it. Though, honestly, i stopped paying attention to the intended story and ended up creating my own more rational reasons for women to be in charge, which, frankly, made it no less amazing. Can't believe i haven't thought about it for so long. Good call, there, good call.

  2. Yes. I could hardly believe it when I saw it – I had not thought about these things before, but such a thrill. For me, pre-18: The Worm that Turned, the Devil Planet episode of Space 1999 and that scene from Pink Panther with Valerie Leon. Those were the big 3 that haunted me. Everything since, even magnificent things like Cruella, OWK or Femme Fatale films have been about trying to recapture that rush.

    The 'intended story', in mainstream material featuring femdom, is usually disappointing as it is about the male heroes prevailing, alas.

    Best wishes


  3. I have to say discovering "The Worm That Turned" was very interesting, thank you for posting about it. I understand everyone in the 80s got sexualized to ridicoulus extremes, but what was the BBC thinking with that gestapo-like group of women. What a wonderful way to represent societies that mercilessly opress men.

    And talking about societies that mercilessly opress men, is there any chance you could write another set of captions about the now sadly gone realm of the OWK? I understand you probably have a lot of ideas for the blog, but I can't resist asking for a treat of my liking if I have a chance.

    -A humble anonymous commentator.

  4. Thank you, HAC. For us true believers, obviously it is rather ruined by actual sexism: not just the fact that the men win (although they do end up in Wales, so that's a Pyrrhic victory at best), but also the various ways they outwit women, such as terrifying them with mice. Oh, and the way the squad of latex Gestapo lovelies often seems to end up fallen over in a pile, with boots kicking out ineffectually (although still rather fetchingly).

    Still, the subversion had to be subtle, under the 1980s patriarchy, so perhaps the subliminal message was what really mattered. After all, here we are.

    As for OWK, by chance the latest installment of the 'OWK ladies remember' series is going up here on March 26th. And when creating that post, I was so inspired that I did a bunch of OWK captions that are not 'OWK ladies remember' for a change, so those will be posted in due course, probably not as a themed post. So keep an eye out for those. No reason why you shouldn't have a treat of your liking, is there, as long as you've finished your chores?

    Best wishes


  5. "Perfectly normal background" with ANAGLYPTA??????

    (First attempt I typed that as analglypta. Oh dear, what they call a freudian slip, I fear. Or possibly interior decorator's thumbs……)

  6. Nice to see you, Freddie. What long, complicated words you know. I didn't know that one, although I think Ana Glypta would make a good name for a pro-domme.

    It says 'perfectly normal' not 'attractive' – and I'm pretty sure it was perfectly normal for the time and place. I seem to recall visits to relatives' houses in which the wallpaper was temptingly bubbly and could be methodically flattened, one finger-press at a time while no one was looking. Just imagine doing that to Miss Chambers' nice wallpaper… she'd probably be quite cross… might even get her tawse out for those naughty fingers…

    Sorry, where was I? Anyway, if you want to object to Miss Chambers' choice of wallpaper (or choice of photographer's choice of wallpaper etc etc) I suggest you take it up with her. Perhaps she has some devices she can try out on those interior decorator's thumbs of yours.

    Best wishes


  7. O was of a similar age and had to remember to laugh instead of drool. I was constantly red faced as all my fantasises were being played out in front of me. I know RB used to write to Madame In A World Of Fantasy so know why he and that oh so lucky RC who had to look up to most Women. And not just because he was 4ft 8. That gorgeously cruel looking yellow coat from Hi De Hi was in their shows too. Those last two shots look a bit Diana Riggish too. Femsup

  8. Yes to Valerie Leon and of course Elke Sommer in anything. The torture scene in 633 Squadron and also Ursula Undress in She being just as cruel as Hedwig Kiesler in Samson & Delilah watching Victor Mature being tortured. Germanic Women certainly had a great cachet in my household. Femsup

  9. Or5 Diana Rigg looks a bit Miss Chambersish, depending on your viewpoint. I'd certainly have loved to have seen Miss Chambers in game of Thrones. Admittedly, Diana had a lovely nose too…

    How do you know that about Ronnie B, by the way?

    Best wishes


  10. I had the book of Space 1999 stories that contained Devil's Planet. It was veeeery good… stayed close to my teenage bedside.

    Best wishes


  11. Oh the German shape changer in Space 1999. Its surprising what those Deutsche Frau can do to an impressionable boy. Femsup

  12. It was a fabulous Tv event. I to was a 12 year old and knew immediately I wanted to live in that world ! And that a lifetime of sexual submission awaited !

  13. The worm that turned is femdom gold! I blank out the ridiculous end and in my mind that society still exists oppressing makes ! Mmmmm

  14. Ronnie Barker definitely a submissive man who loved dominant ladies imho ! I had the same embarrassing experience as the whole family watched it ! Imagine concealing your raging hardon during a comedy show

  15. Oh, some of us find a raging hard-on easier to conceal than others, I suspect Fred. It all depends on how high it rages. I might occasionally have had to wriggle to adjust my position in the chair, admittedly.

    Best wishes


  16. Yes, but although Maya was lovely, it's the whip-cracking dominatrix prison guards of Devil's Planet that turn S1999 from being merely an occasional source of strong women into, in your earlier phrase, 'femdom gold'!

    Best wishes


  17. I agree, and in a sufficiently biting northerly gale, off-season in Yorkshire and the like, there's no need even for steel tubes to prevent erections. So it's all femdom, all the time. But I prefer it when the ladies wrap up warm, as in this image of one of the more recent (current, even) Cruella ladies, Dark Star: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/485051822370532009/

    Many thanks for all of your kind comments; good to see you here.

    Best wishes


  18. For a few years I ran a Tumblr blog called "Tiresome Tropes" in which I poked fun at some of the strange photoshoot styles, especially the earlier femdom shots that seemingly had no context. Or the ones with the totally incongruous clothing choices. Or the ones with…

    Anyhow, Tumblr decided that I had too many free range nipples on some of my posts, and they nuked my account. I'm often tempted to start another less nipply one.

  19. Great to see you here Fred James. You and I are brothers in bondage and have known each other for a while now. So glad I showed you this corner of the space time continuum. Fensup oh by the way that was me posting a picture of The President.

  20. Brothers in bondage sounds very jolly – you can each desperately plead for her to do it to him, not to you, when the pain gets too much. All very welcome, anyway, of course.

    And Femsup… The President… do you think I didn't guess?

    Best wishes


  21. Miss Chambers, in the all-time classic "Her Cruel Pleasures 1" is so perfect. She never raises Her voice or screams — or loses Her complete control of the universe around Her. She is, in fact, a loving, sweet and adorable angel of absolute agony. Even when She is at Her totally tyrranical most viscious worst, She is a rational, calm matter-of-fact and perfectly respectable English Lady. Miss Chanbers serves sadism with the same quiet reserved relaxation that She would serve tea in Her drawing room. That ordinariness, if you call it that, makes Her cruelty all the more seductive and irresistable. It is no wonder that Her slave worships Her, even more after Her painful cane and the boot that requires and deserves the loving kiss and eager tongue. As a life-long retifist, this worthless bootlicker would die for the opportunity to crawl through nettles, dirt and eternal humiliation to worship Her prcious feet. …………………bootlicker

  22. You'd be racing me through those nettles, Mr Bootlicker, as I agree with every word of that. Thank you for your comment, for the tip-off for the movie (which I haven't seen) and for introducing me to the word 'retifist', which is a very good word. I do hope there is a word, too, for having a fetish for pretty noses, which I never realised I had until I saw the pictures of Miss Chambers, all those years ago.

    Best wishes


  23. I do wish you would. I loved that blog, as you know. 'Poorly-dressed dominatrix' was great too… there's not enough femdom that doesn't take itself seriously. We can obsess about torture, slavery, extortion and castration but still have a laugh, can't we? Except about Anne, obviously, as that would not be right.

    Best wishes – belatedly on this one.


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