Kelly Payne is a multi-talented fetish maven with a firm hand and a firm business motto to match-“If I don’t get off on it, I don’t sell it!” As a genuine spanking fetishist who turned a personal interest into a career, Kelly truly loves spanking and sharing her interest with like-minded individuals through her films and her website. She has starred in and directed her own films, at The Kelly Payne Collection, and also directed The Family Chronicles series for Hotmovies.com. Kelly was generous enough to answer my questions about her life in front of and away from the camera. This is the first half of our interview. Check in with blog.fetishmovies.com on Thursday for more of Kelly’s thoughtful responses and delightful photos.
We read that you are a spanking “traditionalist.” Can you tell us about what that means?
I am into traditional spanking which means I am into real over the knee spanking scenarios in a traditional setting. I specialize in all sorts of domestic discipline scenarios. I am not a Mistress in leather with a dungeon. I am skilled in many areas but my main fetish and what I enjoy is over the knee bare bottom spanking.
When you were giving live spanking lessons, what were some frequently requested role play scenarios?
I get all sorts of requests but some of the more popular ones are boyfriend/girlfriend, stepmother/stepson, landlord/tenant, peeping neighbor, aunt/nephew, nurse/naughty patient.
What is your favorite scenario?
I really don’t have a favorite. What makes the scene work and what makes it good are the participants, so it’s hard to say on scenario alone.
What made you decide to turn your love of spanking into your profession?
Well, I was married at the time. My ex-husband was not into spanking. I knew I was into spanking since I was a teenager, maybe younger. I was buying spanking magazines when I was like 13. When I was like 15 I bought leather handcuffs. I am not sure I knew why but I was always drawn to these sorts of things. So I knew a long time ago I was interested in spanking and kinky stuff. My husband was not into spanking and after about 5 years of marriage, I became sexually frustrated. I was going to answer this ad in the Village Voice from a man who needed to be spanked over the knee. I read that ad so many times and jerked off. So one day I told my husband I was going to answer it, but he was against it. He felt it may be dangerous. He mentioned I should do it in a professional setting. We had a friend who had a man-to-man massage parlor and had some cross dressing sessions. So I asked him if I could do spanking sessions there and he agreed. I ran one ad in this black and white news paper called S&M News. The response to the ad was overwhelming. I was so busy that the owner of the house opened up a professional dungeon which I ran with him for about 3 years. I was a freelance fashion designer at the time but slowly had no time for that profession anymore. I was so happy giving spankings and realized it could be profitable. What better way to make a living, I thought, doing something I truly understood and loved.
What is your favorite spanking implement?
I would say my hand, which I have been told hurts more than a paddle. The hand is the most intimate and I like the closeness and touching. But if my hand gets tired, and it does, I like a paddle. I enjoy implements that can be used over the knee. I also enjoy incorporating strapping with a belt or leather strap in the session.
Have you ever ventured down the paths of other fetishes besides spanking and medical play?
Yes, I have. While working with Fred, and after opening up the dungeon, we did all kinds of sessions. He went crazy and set up this ” fully equipped tower.” I taught myself a lot but we also hired professional Mistresses who taught me stuff. I have ventured farther than I had cared to go at times, but it was all an experience. After Fred’s, I worked with Janus Rainer, known as the “Queen of Bondage.” She had 36 magazines and a line of bondage videos. A forerunner for women in this business. There I learned everything. I was doing all sorts of sessions…suspension, bondage, foot, trampling, encasement, encumbering, deprivation, piercing, cross-dressing, breath play, human rugs, forced feminization, wrestling, and lots of fetish sessions that are not very popular. Like, I had a guy into sneezing and one that liked to be treated like a bird or one that like eggs broken on him. It’s been a 3 ring circus at times but it’s all good and I enjoyed experiencing them even though I do not understand them like I do spanking.
What other spanking pros do you admire, if any?