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Once again I'm drifting away from the main topic of this blog for a moment. However, this is something that's been on my mind for quite a while.

For a long time now, I've wanted to create a new holiday. This persistent idea was started many years ago when I began feeling like most of the current  holidays, while often nostalgic, really don't have a lot of relevance beyond tradition. This feeling became more pronounced in those dark days after my divorce when I was working part-time at a crappy little AM radio station. Since I was the only guy on staff who was single and had no family nearby, I was invariably the one who would be working every single holiday. After a while this makes all holidays seem meaningless. It also makes one feel a certain camaraderie with all the other people in the same boat: Emergency Room personnel, people who work in movie theatres, or who deliver food, firefighters or people in any occupation where somebody has to be doing the job regardless of the calendar. People who probably feel like all the usual holidays lack any real meaning for them.

I finally came up with a holiday for all the people who feel the same way. Or anyone who might like a new, different holiday. This is one that has personal meaning, and no singular date. It also has no traditions yet.

The holiday would be called "Surviving Day."

Most people probably have at least one event in their life where they could have died, or might have died, or narrowly escaped death. Maybe you survived or narrowly missed a terrible automobile accident, or didn't get on a plane that crashed, or had an unsuccessful (or changed your mind about a) suicide attempt, or the bullet missed, or you would have died if you hadn't received medical attention in the nick of time. Shouldn't that be celebrated as much as some holiday based in a tradition that has no significance and that has evolved to the point where its sole purpose is to sell something?

Since this would be a new holiday, there's no set way of how to celebrate it. Some people would probably be inclined to indulge in wild, raucous partying. Others might want to take the opportunity for quiet introspection. Family oriented people would probably enjoy celebrating with relatives, friends and loved ones.  And some might like to indulge in wild sex or some other life-affirming act. Hey, you didn't die! Do something to show your appreciation for being alive. Or do something you would've regretted not doing if you had, indeed, died on your surviving day. It's your life, celebrate it not ending however you like.

But what if you're one of those rare and incredibly lucky people who have never had a personal near-death incident? Then how about, for example, September 26th? That was the date in 1983 when Stanislav Petrov saved the world. And I'm sure there are other similar incidents you could Google to better suit your holiday plans.

Some people might be greedy and try to celebrate more than one "Surviving Day" a year. Yes, maybe you did have more than one near-death experience. However, your boss might think you're trying to take advantage. But again, "Surviving Day" is still in its formative stages, so do what you think is right. And after all, it's your life.

(Corey Lane lived to celebrate her "Surviving Day.")
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Every now and then I'll write a script (or be given a custom script to shoot) with a specific model in mind and then for one reason or another, a different model will be the one who performs in the video. In some cases she'll delight me with her own interpretation of the script. And this is what happened with "Bedroom Damsels" and the gorgeous Bunny Colby https://twitter.com/bunnycolby 

 The framework of this story was intended to be a sort of "Scheherazade"-type scenario where a POV burglar enters Bunny's bedroom (interrupting her self-bondage and vibrator session), and so to keep him distracted she spins a couple of salacious, kinky tales. While Bunny's acting is a bit subdued, she excelled in expressing the sexual nature of the fantasies.

In the first scene she tells the story of her grandmother (played by Ms. Colby, of course), an early 1960s-era secretary whose duties extended far beyond stenography. Her boss instructs the busty office babe to extend every consideration to an important client. Little did she suspect this would include her being bound and gagged in a variety of positions in that secluded office. However Bunny's grandma seemed unexpectedly excited by the unusual treatment. By the way, Bunny has the distinction of being the very first model tied to one of our newest acquisitions: a roll-top desk (a "bucket list" item Lorelei got me for my birthday).

In the second tale Bunny recounts her interest in kinky things being further aroused after going through her sorority initiation in college. Bunny looked amazing in her schoolgirl costume. But I'd guess her treatment in this fantasy would probably be considered pretty mild compared to the kind of hazing that actually goes on. Still, her no-panties hogtie with a stuffed bandana-gag is worth the price of admission. And I hope the sneakers fans will appreciate that Bunny is wearing her own shoes in this scene.

But after she finishes her storytelling, her demeanor to the POV intruder indicates that this has all been a roleplaying game, with the fantasies that Bunny has shared used as fuel for titillating her partner. And so our luscious storyteller finally gets her bondage orgasm, albeit with a little more involved ropework than what she started with at the beginning of the night, and a ballgag.



We've been working with Melody Marks https://twitter.com/MelodyMarksxxx for almost a year now, that is to say, since about the beginning of her career. Our "Rookie of the Year" starred in some of my favorite videos from 2019, and I recently realized something. I think the most fun we have working together is when she gets to play dress-up. When she was here at the end of January, I did want to take advantage of that. I also wanted to do something different, and keep an old promise. And I wanted to create something for Clips4Sale's Valentine promotion. Luckily, we somehow managed to do all those things.

 "The Bondage Love Angel" is sort of a collection of fantasies loosely held together with a Valentine-themed framework. Ms. Marks introduces these scenes while wearing a sexy red satin costume. She's the titular character who grants three fantasies to the viewer, and what a diverse trio that turned out to be!

Melody had mentioned on her twitter feed that she wanted to be a cheerleader for a video. And ever since our first shoot with her, she told us she's wanted to do a suspension. Those two elements have always seemed to be a natural combination, so I put them together for one of our sets that day. I found a cheerleader doll, which I'd bought on sale some years before, for our damsel to find for the creepy setup of the story. I bound the doll with some of the yarn that http://fmconcepts.us keeps handy for toe-ties. Melody liked her mini-me, and I knew I wasn't going to use it again, so I gave it to her. When she left at the end of the day, she had placed it in her backpack so the doll's tapegagged face was sticking out.

As with all suspensions, it was time-consuming. And I probably should have done her position a little differently. But it showed off all of Melody's feminine charms and her cheerleading uniform in all their glory, so it wasn't a total failure. And I trust I'll have another chance to do better with her somewhere down the line. And she had fun with it, which made me happy since she'd waited almost a year for that to happen.

The California winter weather was pretty nice that day, so we shot outside for a couple of hours. Lorelei got an outdoor strip with cheerleader Melody: https://search.clips4sale.com/clip/22706713/cheerleader-strips-naked-on-command-outdoor-nudity-with-melody-marks-mp4-480p After that I finally got to use a very nice distaff Robin Hood costume I'd bought in a post-Halloween sale some years ago. And I tied her down with the leather thongs I'd bought from a famous surplus place, which seemed thematic for an outdoor staked-out spreadeagle. You may have noticed that Melody has a favorite position for her vibrator scenes, and I did want to do a variation on that by moving it outside. Sure, the Hitachi was outrageously anachronistic, but then again, anything is possible in a fantasy.

Because the suspension had eaten up a lot of time (as usual), we had to quickly get through the "bumpers" of our Love Angel granting the bondage fantasies. I suspected the viewers would have been disappointed if Melody hadn't been tied up in her costume -- I know I would've been --and luckily Melody didn't mind that we ran a little over to get a final hot little scene with her. Our Valentine angel was tied up with pink rope, gagged with pink duct tape and seductively posing in her bondage. Yes, she certainly knows how to make our fantasies come true.
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Just about every Halloween for the last quarter-century or so, Lorelei https://twitter.com/BedroomBondage and I have gone down to West Hollywood for their annual "Carnaval." The redoubtable Ikaras Jones https://twitter.com/ikarasjones is always with us, and through the years we've taken advantage of the event to indulge our exhibitionistic tendencies, as do most of the attendees. For Lorelei and me, we get to do some lighthearted public bondage, usually as Snidely Whiplash and Nell Fenwick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Do-Right (We had tried other  characters in the past, but they weren't as easily recognizable or well received. Although admittedly, as time goes on it seems fewer and fewer people are familiar with Snidely and Nell. Dang.) By portraying these archetypes we feel it makes the bondage more accessible and less scary for the vanilla public in attendance, especially the smaller members.

For the last few years, we've stopped trying to navigate the half-million strong crowd of people on the boulevard. It's difficult enough under normal circumstances but it became a bit too challenging while Lorelei was bound and gagged.  Instead, we've been opting for a stationary display. These have all been thematic, and seemed to be getting more and more elaborate. We started with a simple set of cardboard, duct tape and contact paper train tracks on the ground, but then upgraded with a buzz-saw. The following year we did an improved railroad track tableau that featured a train standee. After that, I wasn't sure where we could go with this. I am loathe to repeat myself or become predictable. And since we seemed to be following the verses of "Along Came Jones" by the Coasters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFyr49TwuiI the only scenario left for us to do was the old abandoned mine. Right, no problem. Just create a portable abandoned mine that can be quickly set up (and broken down). But somehow we did it. Lorelei had an old mine backdrop made up, I rented a barrel for her to sit on, made up a detonator and we were all set.

However on Halloween there was just enough wind blowing down Santa Monica Boulevard to make setting up the stand and the backdrop impossible. Consequently we had to settle for the barrel, crate and all the other props I'd brought along to suggest the scene. (Despite having to omit one of the defining elements of the display, someone in the crowd actually DID get the song reference.) I'd like to note that after half an hour or so of trying to figure out how to make the backdrop work and ultimately giving up, the wind died down completely for the remainder of the night. Argh!

I'm sorry we don't have any photos of our presentation, by the way. Over the years we've had hundreds and hundreds of pictures (and quite a few videos) taken of us there, but we've probably found fewer than a dozen of them online.



I don't know if we'll try the old abandoned mine again next Halloween and keep our fingers crossed there's no wind this time. On the one hand I feel like we didn't quite accomplish our goal last year and I'd like another shot at it. But it was a more involved and more expensive display than we'd ever done before, and we I don't think we could go any bigger if we did something else. We may have achieved peak Halloween.

So now we have this wonderful backdrop, and I really wanted to use it for a video. Luckily one of my all-time favorite damsels, Carissa Montgomery https://twitter.com/CarissaBound came into town again after being away for far too long. I thought she'd be a good candidate for the story for many reasons, but one consideration is Carissa and Lorelei both have roughly the same-sized breasts, and I hoped she'd be able to fit into Lorelei's "Nell" dress. Luckily, she did.

Of course, Lorelei had Ms. Montgomery wear a different dress for her "forced to strip" scene. It was this adorable pink princess outfit, which made me wish I could've come up with some reason for her to wear it for one of my scenes. Oh well. You can see the damsel strip here:  https://search.clips4sale.com/clip/22541005/strip-mine-damsel-caped-villain-forces-miss-carissa-montgomery-to-strip-naked-wmv-1080p



For my story in the mine, I didn't have a long, lean, lanky hero available. So for my homage to the great silent serials I chose one of other staples for the genre: the canine hero. I thought that Noche would be the wonder-dog who'd come in the nick of time to free our damsel. After all, (SPOILER ALERT:) she did such a good job at defeating the villain in "Christmas In Bondage." However despite being the smartest pup in the house right now, she's still a bit skittish around strangers, and she was uncertain about coming near Carissa. I am truly grateful that Carissa is patient, and she didn't complain for all the time it took to figure out that Noche wasn't going to save the day. Well, Carissa was bound and gagged, so I guess she couldn't have complained too much. But she waited calmly as we got more treats and brought in Ajax who was game, even if he didn't quite understand what was going on.



If I should ever get caught up with my editing (Ha ha, like that could happen) I hope to make a nice, pared-down, silent with music only, black-and-white edit of the "Ace" episode. But then, since I'm not exactly sure what I'd do with said edit, I guess I can't give it any priority. And the nudity would keep the possible, more mainstream outlets for it limited.

Yes, I did have to stray from the silent movie ethos with the nudity. And it was completely thrown out of the abandoned mine for the second scene of the story, which involved dildo-sucking. But when you have an incredibly sexy damsel like Carissa, you have to make exceptions. In fact, I think there may be a municipal ordinance regarding bra size and nudity in fetish videos.

I've had the honor and pleasure of working with Carissa whenever possible over the last few years, and I always strive to do something that's not the "same-old-same-old" with her when I can. This was the first time I ever had her playing a virgin. I don't know if she completely pulled that off, but she's still one of the best damsels around.



For "The Princess Trap" story, I shot the latter scenes with Terra Mizu https://twitter.com/TerraMizu first. Ms. Mizu is another wonderful performer who doesn't get out to Los Angeles often enough. After I got a freestanding vignette with her https://clips4sale.com/6571/22425131/terra-trapped-terra-mizu we shot a little two-scene sort of story. We were kind of winging it that day, and I offered Terra the opportunity to be a princess. I'd recently bought some new tiaras to replace the previous ones that had gotten broken or went missing, and she was thrilled at the prospect to be royalty for the afternoon. The fun kind of royalty, that is. The kind who get terrorized by gorillas, bound, gagged and forced to orgasm. Terra did a fantastic job, as always. It's always great working with models like Terra and Carissa who have an understanding of the fetish and know what the viewers want to see. It certainly makes directing that much easier. Terra especially always seems to have a keen sense of the more humorous spirit for many of the stories. Her stunning looks and ample breasts just make the package complete.



Our other princess for this story is Savannah Sixx https://twitter.com/TheSavannahSixx We've been wanting to get her back in front of our cameras for some time now, but we had a few scheduling problems followed by an annoying three-week long+ cold that wrecked both Christmas and New Year's for everyone around here. Luckily we recovered enough for Savannah to be our first shoot for 2020. Since Lorelei and I first worked with Ms. Sixx a few months ago she's had a couple of shoots with our partners at http://fmconcepts.us , and she's grown as a performer. Like Terra, I trust she had fun being a princess, even if she had to be abused to earn her tiara. Also, we had to give her a little coaching on how to faint. I guess it's not the kind of thing that comes up too often in normal adult productions. Savannah did quite a job of energetically struggling. In fact, she was working so hard she broke the expensive necklace she was wearing that day. At some point I must review the video to see if I can determine exactly when that happened. The good news is the manufacturer agreed to replace the necklace. I'm so glad that acts of bondage are covered by their warranty.

Here's to another year of lovely damsels in bondage!
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Not too long ago, Eric Holman https://twitter.com/FMConceptsinc came home after a shoot, and he told me they'd just worked with this new model Laney Grey https://twitter.com/laney_greyx3 and that she was really good, and he suggested that Lorelei https://twitter.com/BedroomBondage and I consider hiring her. We finally got the pleasure of working with her on November 22nd. Since we're rapidly coming up on the holidays, we decided to do some seasonal scenes with her. Also, my sweetiepie had put quite a bit of effort into creating  a Christmas set, and we wanted to take advantage of that... as well as http://clips4sale.com 's holiday promotion. Lorelei has already posted her festive forced to strip scene with Laney here: https://clips4sale.com/16221/22380695/laney-gets-unwrapped-holiday-hijinx-lead-to-stripdown-wmv-1080p We could tell from our first hour with her that this lady is exceptional.



I'd like to digress for a moment. We've been remarkably lucky in that it's quite rare that we hire someone who we turn out to outright dislike. It's like meeting anyone in normal life, in that some people you're just not going to connect with, others you get along with okay, some you have chemistry with and a few who you really like right out of the gate. Laney and a scant few others go a little beyond that. I was trying to come up with a term for this, and the best I could come up with is that these women are electric. We savor our time with them. We wish all the conversations had gone on longer. We think about those conversations long after we've parted. Another woman in that rarified category is  the amazing Agatha Delicious https://twitter.com/thedelishmedia ...and not lot of others attain Electric status.

After doing quite a number of Christmas-themed shoots over the years, I still strive to do something different when I can. So this time I wanted to throw in some magic, and even though it makes about as much sense as "Disney On Ice - The Jungle Book" (Sorry, whoever came up with that idea must have ingested some great hallucinogens) I went with "Ewanatiia's Christmas Party." The South Pacific god of mischief dabbles in some holiday magic, helping to distress a sweet damsel and bedeviling the bad guy. There's also a nod or two to the original Ewanatiia tale (WD-30, still available, albeit with a typo in the title, at the http://harmonymax.com site). This story marks the debut of Lorelei and Eric's dog Noche, who's chosen to become the tiny god's instrument of vengeance against those who would try to possess him.



Laney is an exceptionally expressive damsel. She's also a convincing actress, and she knows how to present herself on-camera. Like most of the women we hire these days, most of her work is in regular adult entertainment, and I must admit some of them are not well versed in how to best move and pose for the viewer. It may be because of her background in dance, but Ms. Grey outshines many of her colleagues in that respect.

And she's just adorable and so sexy. I hope her story will be appreciated by all fans of holiday bondage and the fans of magic bondage. There's also a little unexpected twist at the end of this mostly light-hearted tale, which is nice.



A couple of months ago, Lorelei was having some trouble with sciatica. The good news is, like most cases of this, she got better. However when she was most afflicted she could only direct her necessary forced stripping segments, and then go back to bed. For those few shoots, I was then working without her assistance for the remainder of the afternoon. Because I'm not a fan of shooting interaction with only a fixed tripod, I could only get vignettes. Two of those Christmas-themed scenes were put together for "Elf-Napped!" The sexy elves mentioned in the title are stunning redhead Scarlett Mae https://twitter.com/ScarlettxMae and our Rookie of the Year Melody Marks https://twitter.com/MelodyMarksxxx For their solo sequences, both of our elves are just as cute as can be.

I'd worked with Scarlett previously for an Anton video https://twitter.com/antonvideo_com and I was quite impressed with her. I apologized at the time that it had taken so long for us to schedule her. And then, of course, because of unforeseen circumstances the day did not turn out at as I'd expected. Still, Ms. Mae gave a wonderful performance. And I hoping we'll have better shoots with her in the future.

For Ms. Marks, I've been thrilled with the videos we've done together so far. "The Perils of Melody" is definitely one of my favorites this year. And I still would like to do some bigger projects with her. Unfortunately for her last two visits to L.A. the timing and circumstances have not been ideal to get any of these ideas started. But I still have evil plans for doing some memorable things with her next year.



"Christmas In Bondage" is available for download now at http://fm1.surfnetcorp.com/acbuild/showprod_download.cfm?&DID=20&CATID=2&ObjectGroup_ID=2814 and will offered in HD soon at http://c4s.com/6571 and http://americandamsels.net and later for members of http://americandamsels.com
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I'd like to take this opportunity to mention once again that custom videos are available from Lorelei and me. If you're in the market to bring your fantasy to life, send me a direct message ("DM") on twitter https://twitter.com/AmericanDamsels and we'll see what we can work out.



One custom buyer who's commissioned a number of projects from me is Skyryder23 https://www.deviantart.com/skyryder23 He wrote a delightfully lighthearted script for Alexis Taylor, and so I got to work with one of my all-time favorite superstars again. The story is a sort of "Walter Mitty"-type tale https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Mitty shot in POV, of an executive who has bondage-driven fantasies about his busty secretary. As always, Alexis did a fantastic job in her three varying scenarios: bound and gagged in a bikini, portraying a captured security guard and then tied up in her little black dress (and later, just panties and heels). Funny enough, depite being set in an office, our gorgeous damsel wasn't tied up while wearing a secretary ensemble. That's something we'll have to correct before long.



I liked the premise so much that I decided to expand on it with a couple of other lovely ladies. The first one was Carolina Sweets https://twitter.com/xCarolinaSweets I thought she'd be perfect as the office intern who's deeply apologetic when things go wrong, and she's willing to do anything to keep her job. This ignites the POV executive's daydream of the sexy blonde doing some bondage penitence. I thought Ms. Sweets' wardrobe for this scene was appealingly retro, and she looks amazing in it.

Carolina is a remarkable performer. She seems to have some personal interest in bondage (which always makes for a more fun afternoon), and she has incredible elbow flexibility. I did take advantage of that briefly for her scene in this video, but I'd certainly like to explore her talents a bit further. Her other scenes that I shot with her that day were released directly to my clips stores https://www.clips4sale.com/studio/6571/american-damsels-by-jon-woods and https://www.americandamsels.net/ and are definitely worth considering. I believe the bondage orgasm scene we shot for "Carolina-Napped!" may have been a first for this adorable blonde. But I certainly hope it won't be the last.



The other lady of the POV executive's fantasies is a visiting representative from another company, portrayed by the stunning Gia Milana https://twitter.com/TheGiaMilana She did an outstanding job playing the flirtatious businesswoman who makes a  joke about being tied up. This possibly knowing but definitely coquettish remark launches the executive into another reverie in which the busty beauty is tied up, cleavegagged and brought to orgasm in the waiting room of the office. Once again, Gia did a fantastic job.  

The other scene I got with Ms. Milana that day was a wizard-themed story entitled "The Book of Bondage." That story has also been posted directly to the clips stores, and is definitely worth a look for fans of magic bondage and sexy damsels in school uniforms.

"My Bondage Office" is available now at the aforementioned clips stores, and will be posted later for members of http://americandamsels.com 

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NOTE: The images in this blog entry are not mine. However, since they are being used in a commentary, it is my firm belief that this falls under the umbrella of Fair Use. If any of the copyright holders feel differently and ask me to remove any of them, I will do so immediately.

A little while back on http://brianspage.com (the long-running mainstream bondage discussion page) there was a brief thread on mainstream versus commercial bondage scenes. It wasn't a big surprise that everyone commenting on it stated their preference for the mainstream. And that's their opinion. However I believe some of the comments and criticism of us in the commercial sector were uninformed, or at least under-informed.

I had conflicting feelings about writing about this. Realistically, I don't expect to change anyone's mind, so it may be pointless. But on the other hand, I've probably produced more homages, parodies and recreations of mainstream scenes than any other English-language bondage producer over the course of my career, so I feel I may be a little better qualified to address this topic than most. Like most bondage fans I have a genuine affinity for those scenes since, like most of us, that was the source for my psychological imprinting for our favorite fetish.

The acting in commercial bondage videos is frequently criticized. For the most part, I think the  models do a remarkable job with what they're given — which is frequently not much. The mainstream actress has to act distressed for a few seconds of screen-time on average. The bondage models have to sustain their character being in distress and keep it interesting for the duration of the scene, anywhere from six to 12  minutes on average. The mainstream damsel has a long time to prepare, while her commercial bondage counterpart has no rehearsal and usually only one take.

Other complaints were about the lack of plot and suspense. These days customers are paying roughly a dollar a minute for a video, and they don't want to spend several dollars on non-bondage content. (But hey, if a big build-up is your thing, many bondage producers offer custom work.) It's a very different market now than the days of VHS tapes when we had an hour to fill and we could take more time to develop a story. The mainstream fans aren't satisfied with the lack of peril. But the government/merchant banks/Visa won't allow bondage producers to use guns, knives, chloroform or any number of other things that are available for non-adult entertainment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092QC0GYYw4 They griped about the production values. When bondage companies are going extinct because of tube sites and rampant file sharing, it's difficult enough to pay the models and stay in business let alone strive for improving production values. If you want better quality, start paying for your porn.

Speaking of which, over the years the writing and quality of TV has become much better, but the damsel-in-distress scenes have suffered greatly because of it. By the way, I'm referring to the adventure and drama type programs. I doubt sitcoms have changed significantly, except the season is only about half as many episodes as they used to be (and thus have 50% fewer chances for any bondage scenes in them, as if they had any). On the one hand we've come to expect shows that are like 40-minute big-budget movies with 20 minutes of ads (hour-long for non-network programming, of course). But with the evolution of better writing and cinematography, more realism is expected -- and rightfully so. Because of changing sensibilities in TV and movies as well, the damsel-in-distress scenes are not as pretty or sexy any more. Usually they're dimly-lit, poorly framed, and/or the woman looks horrible. That's exemplified by this commonly-seen practice: Quite a few bloggers or fans of mainstream damsel scenes will have side-by-side photos of a given actress. The left photo will be a glamour shot or more normal photo showing how the woman looks at her best. The right photo is her bondage scene, and in many cases you wouldn't have guessed it was the same person, if you can even see there's someone in that murky screen-shot. I've created my own example of this below with Aubrey Plaza. You can see she's a lovely woman in the left photo. The right photo is from her damsel scene in "Child's Play" -- which one Brian's Page fan declared was his favorite scene of the year. Again, his opinion. Or maybe bondage  is evolving and an attractive woman looking like crap has become an accepted part of the fetish now.



It's a fortunate convergence of events for the mainstream bondage fans that they now have previously undreamed-of access to international scenes, and many other countries don't seem to make their damsels look god-awful, or avoid damsel scenes altogether. And these days it seems like most of the scenes the Brian's Page guys are sharing are foreign. I can only surmise the build up of suspense and acting transcends the language barrier for them.

I fully understand their desire to see that gorgeous actress that they've been watching for weeks or possibly years on end finally get tied up. But if it ultimately does happen, it's almost invariably disappointing. That's why those shitbag photomanipulators will steal commercial bondage photos to make a more idealized image of their favorite actress in the ropes, even if she's already had a scene or two (or more).

At the risk of sounding like an old fart yearning for those golden days of yesteryear, I'm not impressed with what the mainstream fans are excited about these days.  Because of the way most damsel-in-distress scenes are handled in mainstream entertainment currently, I don't actively seek them out, nor have I seen anything outstanding in quite a long time. But that's just my opinion.  
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Melody Marks https://twitter.com/MelodyMarksxxx has righteously earned her title of "Rookie of the Year" and is a strong contender for the "Damsel of the Year" award. As well as being gorgeous, she's also quite a remarkable performer, and she has a certain "something."

For some time now I've been looking for a woman to play the part of the superheroine "American Damsel." I must confess that for my mental image of the character, she would've been more like a comic book character brought to life: bright blonde hair, gigantic breasts, bubble butt and long, shapely legs. Sort of like "Little Annie Fanny" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Annie_Fanny with a cape. But Melody is extraordinary, and so instead of giving my site's namesake character attributes reflecting the excesses of the American lifestyle I went with her youthful enthusiasm and powerful sexuality edged with innocence, packaged in an amazing all-natural body.



For the superheroine fans, they may be a little disappointed that Ms. Marks only wears her costume in one scene of the story. I must admit that if this video is successful and there are sequels, I hope to come up with a better, more creative outfit for her. Melody did love the over-the-knee boots, though. Shortly after our shoot she added a pair to her wish list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/F1XWXNGT6FWI albeit in her favorite color, pink.

But I have no aptitude for costume design, nor do I have the budget to hire Darla Crane (or someone similarly talented) to design and create a more iconic costume for American Damsel. Until I do, I guess we'll have to make do with the off-the-rack bikini. It looks great on Melody, but I still have hopes for something better in the future.

As for the story, I brought back a villain from long ago to be her arch-enemy. "Nightmare" was probably last seen back in the Harmony days battling Dynamic Damsel and locking horns with Mistress Meow. (He also reappeared briefly for one of Jim Weathers' Halloween parties a few years back, but sadly, no one recognized him.) It was a fortuitous choice for this video, as in the first shoot of the story American Damsel was put into a deep dream state by the black-clad baddie, then for a later shoot we got the nightmare sequence. As originally planned, Ms. Marks was going to be a suspended fairy for her bad dream. Like the mermaid segment later in the tale, it was something she personally wanted to do. However the clock was not on our side that day, and without sufficient time to safely do a suspension we had to settle for a standing tie. But you may notice that whenever possible in the nightmare sequence, Melody would lift herself up off the ground and spin around (she posted a between-takes spin for her twitter feed that day). You might also notice that our damsel seems to be decidedly un-distressed in those moments.

We still want to do a more involved suspension with her, as we always strive to keep the models happy. I hope we'll have the opportunity soon. Melody has been traveling quite a bit for her mainstream adult work, but I believe she's still planning to move to L.A. from the Midwest.

Because of the way the opening credits were done, it would not have been easy to acknowledge a couple of people who deserve a mention. The special effects sequences were done by Flying Superheroes VFX https://twitter.com/FlyingVfx and those nasty implements used to terrorize American Damsel in the dream sequence were courtesy of "Downtown Dave." Thanks, dudes!

The main story is followed by "Leopard Lady Defeated!" and it stars Savannah Sixx https://twitter.com/TheSavannahSixx On the day we shot that scene, we were improvising. As we were looking through the wardrobe room for something interesting to use, I remembered that I'd recently collected all our leopard-print stuff into one box. I thought that would look amazing on her, especially with her incredible long, dark hair.



It wasn't until afterward that I came up with the "Leopard Lady" character name for the scene. It's partly a parody of a certain big cat-oriented villainess. But I was surprised when I Googled the name that it hasn't been used since some distinctly unrelated short story in the pulps almost a hundred years ago. Lorelei https://twitter.com/BedroomBondage came up with the "Wow Woman" name off the top of her head. (That's the unseen superheroine who's holding Leopard Lady captive after vanquishing her.)  Again, as far as I can tell, no comic book character has ever used that particular moniker either. But I would guess if she should ever be brought to the screen, she'll probably look like my initial vision of "American Damsel."

While Savannah never directly expressed an interest in bondage, she did seem especially fascinated by the way it looks on her. And since this was a non-rope scene (we only used cuffs) we got to rig quickly and let her experience a nice variety of positions and a few different gags. And she looks fantastic in all of them.

I've been hoping to get Savannah back in front of our cameras again but, as you would imagine, she's in high demand and has been quite busy lately. Still, like Melody, I've got some interesting things planned for her return.

"American Damsel's Nightmare" is available now at my clips store http://c4s.com/6571 http://americandamsels.net and at http://fmconcepts.us and later for members at http://americandamsels.com 
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Lately we've been working with some exceptional new people, and I'm looking forward to releasing their scenes in the coming weeks. "Liv: Dangerously!" features three of these bright new stars, and I hope you'll consider taking a look at their performances.



We first worked with Liv Wild https://twitter.com/livwildx back in May, and I posted one of her scenes early for a http://clips4sale.com promotion, using the premise that it was a deleted scene from the "Liv: Dangerously!" feature that I knew I'd be completing later. We booked Ms. Wild again in June and I collected some more scenes for the story, and I still have more unreleased content with her that, again, I can hardly wait to offer to the bondage fans.

After our shoot Lorelei https://twitter.com/BedroomBondage tweeted that she thought Liv was one of the most beautiful women she'd ever worked with. When you consider how many gorgeous ladies we've shot with over the years, that's high praise indeed. This petite beauty is one of our new favorites. She's adorable, quite flexible and while I don't know that she has any personal interest in bondage, she certainly seems to know what we want from our damsels, and she delivers it.

The premise for the feature is it's highlights from an unsold TV pilot for a network noted for its "damsel in distress" themed movies. Not the American Damsels Network, the other one. When you consider some of the unusual premises that have been used for TV pilots (and some shows that have made it onto the air) it would be surprising if somewhere someone didn't make a pilot like that -- other than https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062117/ that is. Ms. Wild was excellent as the titular damsel, and even though her show wasn't picked up, I'd be thrilled to shoot another episode or two with this gorgeous lady if the "pilot" turns out to be popular.



Brooke Beretta https://twitter.com/BrookeBeretta is another mainstream adult performer who listed "bondage" as something she'll do, and she does it quite well.  While a number of the women we've worked with lately seem to have a passing interest in our favorite kink (many seem especially fascinated by the way it looks), Lorelei noted that of all the new people we've hired lately, Ms. Beretta seems to "get it" more than most of them. She was a total joy and contagiously enthusiastic. Her vibrator scene is not part of this video, but when we were preparing to shoot that, I can't recall the last time a model was so delighted about being tied up, gagged and brought to orgasm. In the story Brooke plays a voluptuous, dark-haired billionaire celebrity who's held for ransom, and her captors sure did a good job of showing off her luscious, bound body.  



I was truly impressed by Adira Allure https://twitter.com/AnythingforA 's movie star looks. I guess which movie star would depend on what generation you belong to. Adira told us that quite a few people have noted her resemblance to https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000224/ which I can see, although she reminds me more of a younger https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001732/ And like her celebrity lookalikes, Ms. Allure is quite an actress. In the scenes I got with her, her persona seems more aligned with the "heroine" than the "damsel." That said, she gives some of the most energetic struggles I've seen in quite some time. For those who like the captives to be feisty, Adira's scene is one you'll undoubtedly enjoy.

Because of the revised release schedule, "Liv: Dangerously!" will be available at the American Damsels clips stores http://c4s.com/6571 and http://americandamsels.net in September, and for members of http://americandamsels.com a bit later. It's available for download now through my business partners at http://fmconcepts.us
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These days we've been working with some fantastic new women. I would gladly hire most of them again and again. However because of budgetary considerations we can't do that, so we must press on and do the best we can. With that in mind, I'm deeply grateful that the venerable Nimzo came to town and sponsored another shoot with our "Rookie of the Year" Melody Marks https://twitter.com/MelodyMarksxxx This was not a custom shoot for him, but Nimzo was acting as executive producer, so the least I could do was to try to get as many of his favorite elements into the story as I could.

When I started Melody's tale with "Melody Marks, Detective," I was hoping to portray her as an amateur sleuth, in the great tradition of snoopy female investigators that dates back almost 90 years. I also wanted to incorporate some elements from Lorelei's magnum opus, the "To Be Continued" series from the Harmony Concepts http://harmonymax.com era. But hey, why stop there? For the longest time I've wanted to do an homage to John Willie's outdoor post ties, and I believe I'd never find a better candidate for this than Ms. Marks.

In the cliffhanger ending from the previous feature, our sweet damsel was loaded into a plane bound for parts unknown and a decidedly uncertain fate. We find out when she lands that Melody's fallen into the clutches of none other than "The Baron" (Eric Holman, who was good enough to reprise his role from a quarter of a century ago). As a side note, we did still have The Baron's medal-covered vest from the series, but I wasn't going to have him wear it. I figured the famous hat would be enough. But Lorelei insisted that he put the vest on over his black villain shirt, and who am I to argue with the character's creator?

In Lorelei's story from the "TBE series," he was sentenced to life, but wealth and position got him an early release, and now he's out for revenge on Cathy Drew (Catharine Beaumont). However, since she's disappeared he settled for vengeance against Cathy's only known relative: Melody Marks!

At the last moment, our plucky damsel was saved by a mysterious masked figure. In another reference to Harmony history, Melody's rescuer turns out to be a former superhero known as "The Enigma." His good-guy days long behind him, the dark figure has decided to train Melody to be a valuable bondage slave. And so Melody went through some training which included high heels, gloves and black sheer-to-waist pantyhose. Otherwise it wouldn't have been a Nimzo project. Ms. Marks gave an outstanding performance throughout, and she did especially well with the dildo-sucking and the vibrator scenes.

"The Perils of Melody" was an unexpected departure from where I thought her detective story-arc was originally headed. I hope it won't be too long until I can have this gorgeous blonde holding a flashlight while she sneaks through spooky attics and then get bound and gagged and try to attract attention while tapping her high heels against a locked door. You know, the classics.

I'd like to congratulate Savannah Sixx https://twitter.com/TheSavannahSixx on becoming a Penthouse Pet. Over the years I've had the honor and pleasure of working with a number of Pets, and aside from being beautiful and sexy (a requisite for the position), they've all been sweet, genuinely nice women. And Savannah is certainly a wonderful addition to their ranks.

I included this little fantasy with Savannah after Melody's story because of the fetishy style of wardrobe she wore while she was tied up, which I felt was thematic with the main story. This particular scene was the last one we shot that day. Since this was the first time we worked together, I didn't have anything specific planned for the afternoon. So for the final set we went into the wardrobe room and she chose her outfit for the scene. Ideally, I would've had Ms. Sixx wearing some nice black boots for the improvised story, but she has small (size 6.5) feet, so we had to find some appropriate heels for her ensemble in wardrobe.

As I'd mentioned previously, Savannah was fascinated by the way she looks when she was tied up and kept looking down at her bonds. To remedy that Lorelei set up a full-length mirror so this long-haired beauty could see herself. Later as I was editing this scene I noticed that every now and then the gorgeous brunette can be observed catching a glimpse of herself. But who could blame her? She's totally mesmerizing!

You can see "The Perils of Melody" at the clips stores: http://c4s.com/6571 and http://americandamsels.net and later members can see it at http://americandamsels.com 
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NOTE: Some of the images in this blog entry are not mine. However, since they are being used in a commentary, it is my firm belief that this falls under the umbrella of Fair Use. If any of the copyright holders feel differently and ask me to remove any of them, I will do so immediately.



Some time ago this pathetic copy-artist posted a drawing he'd done, which looked very familiar to me since it was from a scene in "Steampunk Spies" https://clips4sale.com/6571/8612607 Since he stated it was a commissioned work, he was actually paid for it. Nonetheless the model (in this case Arielle Lane https://twitter.com/MissArielleLane ) and the owner/creator of the copyrighted source work (me) got no compensation, no acknowledgment, not even so much as a thank-you. And my work was used without permission. So I have nothing but contempt for these untalented parasites.

Later I encountered a similar piece of commissioned "artwork" that used a photo of Carissa Montgomery https://twitter.com/CarissaBound by Ropexpert https://twitter.com/Ropexpert and my annoyance and intolerance for these crap-artists surfaced again and I felt compelled to call out this bullshit on twitter.



Much to my surprise Matt Williams https://twitter.com/MWRigger responded with a comment and a photo of his significant other Dee Williams https://twitter.com/DeeWilliamsXXX side-by-side with the work of another ungrateful copy-artist.



I don't agree with Mr. Williams on one main point. I think the infringement of bondage photographers and producers by these so-called "artists" is much more prevalent than the other way around. After all, artists don't have the restrictions that those of us who produce real-life images and video do. Their figures can look precisely how they want, assume any position, be dressed in any wardrobe and placed in any setting no matter how fantastic, limited only by their own abilities and imagination. We who work with cameras are severely constrained by shrinking budgets and the human limitations of the models. Because of that, I don't know of many bondage producers who go to great effort and  expense to recreate someone else's artwork. In the past some higher-end photographers like Jim Weathers https://twitter.com/jweathersbc have done remarkable recreations of John Willie's work, but even those can never be perfect because of the way Willie stylized the proportions of his figures. So I believe the instances of artists getting taken advantage of by photographers are pretty few and far between. But if you've got any examples, I'd like to hear about them.

I would bet most of those artists whose works are being used for reference by photographers are probably not contemporary. My apologies (or sympathies) to all the living artists, but I don't see photographers using their work for inspiration. When I did my homage to "The Artless Heiress" by Robert William Meyers (who died almost 50 years ago),  it wouldn't have surprised me if the artwork had gone into public domain by now. But in any case I knew it would be impossible for me to recreate that image to the degree where it would be a copyright infringement -- if that's even applicable for photography and videos. I Googled it, and I couldn't find any mention of that, although I did find lots of legal discussion of artists ripping off photographers. Below is a side-by-side comparison of the aforementioned Arielle Lane with Ashley Lane https://twitter.com/AshleyLaneXXX for that homage seen in "The Lois Legacy." With Lorelei's invaluable assistance, I think we did a pretty good updated approximation. But I'd never be able to get nearly as close to the source material as those garbage artists who trace photos and screen-captures.



By the way,  over the years I've seen a number of examples of other artists ripping off Meyer's famous work. But because artists frequently "borrow" from each other, I don't know if The Saturday Evening Post ever bothered to take any legal action against any of them.



At this point I would like to give a shout-out to a few of the contemporary artists who I feel successfully bring their bondage vision to life in two mediums. It's rare that someone can create a photo that looks so much like their art (or is that the other way around?). Among the best are Franco Saudelli http://www.francosaudelli.com/ Dave Annis https://twitter.com/DaveAnnis60 and Chromebinder https://twitter.com/ChromeBinder Kudos, guys! Thanks for showing it can be done.

As for Mr. Williams final comment: Does it matter? In the global sense, sure, not that much. But I think it's indicative of how the rights of those who create anything that can be made into a digital file are being eroded. Copyright laws have become meaningless for the individual, and the average person can't afford a lawyer to properly deal with those who infringe on their rights. It kills the motivation to create or be innovative. In the long run, that's bad for everyone.


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