Sunday, 31 March 2013

Spanking in popular film - Wikipedia

At times, adult spanking is used for entertainment. In most cases, it's a woman who's spanked by a man.

Yvonne De Carlo was spanked by Rod Cameron in 1945's Frontier Gal. In the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, a recurring theme was Lucille Ball's punishment by (real life and on-screen husband) Desi Arnaz for various misdeeds by spanking.

The 1951 film Too Young to Kiss starring June Allyson also featured a spanking. In 1956, Tab Hunter spanked Natalie Wood in The Girl He Left Behind. 1959's Holiday for Lovers had Gary Crosby spanking Carol Lynley. In 1961's Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley spanked Jenny Maxwell. The 1969 western True Grit featured a spanking for Kim Darby; in the 2010 Coen Brothers remake, the young actress Hailee Steinfeld, playing the same role, was spanked. In 2003's Kill Bill Volume 1, Uma Thurman spanked a young yakuza.

1953's Kiss Me Kate included a scene with Howard Keel spanking Kathryn Grayson in public view as part of the musical-within-a-film based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The scene was used in the film's main poster.

In 1963, McLintock! included two scenes of adult spanking in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels. The scene was used in the promotion of the film: at first a poster with the shovel in hand was used but, after protests, a picture with an open hand replaced the original. (Also in

1963, John Wayne spanked Elizabeth Allen in Donovan's Reef.) Both McLintock[citation needed] and Kiss Me, Kate are loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew. In Thunderball (1965), James Bond threatens an uncooperative Miss Moneypenny with a spanking over the phone, "Next time I see you, I'll put you across my knee", to which Moneypenny replies, "I can hardly wait." The raising of her eyebrows indicates the threatened spanking is sexual in nature, not something entirely unwelcome.

The 2002 film Secretary is a notable example of a spanking film. It is a dominant/submissive-themed romantic comedy-drama film directed by Steven Shainberg. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey. The film is based on a short story from Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.

Poster for Kiss Me Kate