Robert Dante

When I first became interested in bullwhips three years ago, I had no idea what I was doing, and I was terrified of my own potential whip cracking incompetence. A newly made friend in the small BDSM scene where I lived encouraged me to get into bullwhips, but I had no experience with them, let alone one to use for practice. After a bullwhip tutorial with my friend in the recreational area of his subdivision, during which we endured a casual visit from the police and I repeatedly whipped the hell out of my own leg on accident, we returned to his house to watch a DVD on whip work. Master whip artist and performer Robert Dante‘s Bullwhip: Art of the Single Tail Whip was my introduction to bullwhip proficiency and eroticism. I sat in awe watching this video, my right calf burning from my clumsy errors earlier, inspired with determination to conquer the bullwhip. Robert Dante recently announced his retirement from professional performing due to personal health concerns. However, he’s assured his fans and followers that he has plenty of other plans for the future. Robert very graciously took the time to answer my questions about his career and upcoming projects for FetishMovies Blog.

When a new person meets you, what do you tell them you do?

I usually do not have to. If they have not heard of me, I can enjoy a moment free of preconceived ideas.

How will what you do, professional and personally, change with your retirement plans?

I do not know. I am a writer and performer, but my game will have to change, so I’ll be more choosy about what requires my attention.

I know you write and have other projects you want to work on, so how else are people going to get their fix of you?

I’ll be easy to find, as I always have been. Keep watching the skies. “As constant as the northern star is Caesar…” Read the rest of this entry »

Julie Simone, trailblazing Dominatrix and this year’s winner of the Indie Porn Icon award at the 2013 Feminist Porn Awards, recently launched a fundraising campaign to start a line of T-shirt designs. Julie was kind enough to chat with me about her project, and her upcoming appearances both in the US and abroad.

KS: I’m wondering about your T-shirt project. Wait – is it just T-shirts?

JS:  Well, it’s actually expanded. I launched an IndieGogo campaign to launch a T-shirt line. Through the fundraiser I learned that people really liked the designs, but they would never really wear the T-shirt. So I’m offering the designs as 16×9 prints.

KS: Oh, very cool!

JS: Yeah. One of my clients said that it would be something they would totally hang in their man-cave. So the project has expanded to include art, as well as wearable art as T-shirts. Read the rest of this entry »

On Tuesday, I gave you the first half of my interview with the beloved and talented Kelly Payne. Call the gap between postings tease and denial, with a reward for the patient. Read on to find out more about Kelly’s spanking love and history.

Have you ever had an inexperienced person come to you for a spanking lesson that couldn’t handle it?

I have dealt with novices many times. I haven’t had anyone not be able to handle it. The sessions are tailored around them. I know how to push limits without pushing too far. So maybe I have been lucky. I did have a girl show up once to do a video and she lied and told me she was into spanking and I could tell after the 3rd smack she was not,  so we just stopped the shoot and that’s it. I do not wish to spank someone who does not truly enjoy it and get off on it. I also understand everyone’s limits are different.

You have a fantastic fashion sensibility, and you wear lovely vintage or vintage-style lingerie. How does your background in fashion fit in to your work now?

It does most definitely play a part when producing videos and doing photos. The vintage lingerie-I have always had a feeling for and have collected old corsets since I was a teenager. I still have the first corset I ever wore. I figured if I had a love for these things there were probably others who appreciated it too. I am not sure my fashion background gave me this liking for vintage lingerie, but when it comes to putting things together color sense, hair, makeup, shoes, silhouette, and purchasing the items, my fashion background has definitely helped me. I also have had a shoe fetish since I was a kid.

How do you deal with burnout?

I try to pace myself. People do not realize how much physically goes into spanking someone for an hour and emotionally as well. I give so much of myself in session. If I feel like I am getting burnt out I usually go for a walk to the zoo. That keeps things simple. I love my work so its hard to leave it. If I feel I am really getting closed in, I travel, I go away. I still work but a different surrounding seems to break the monotony when I feel drained or burnt out. I also get reflexology and like spa days.

What do you find most rewarding about your career?

There are so many things I find rewarding but the best and most rewarding feeling is when you make someone feel so good that they leave with a smile from ear to ear. Helping others release stress. I know that feeling so when I am able to take someone else’s stress away and give them something they have always wanted that is what makes me want to continue.



Tell me about your ideal ass for spanking.

Ideal ass…I like a big butt, a bubble butt that sticks out. Not too hard. But it’s not always about the butt.

 What reactions do you like to get from a spankee during a session? In other words, how do you tell when they are getting what they want or need from your actions?

There are different ways of being able to tell. And everyone is different. So it’s not just one reaction. But sometimes it’s a moan or plea or cry. If you can get someone to cry, this is the ultimate, I think for a spanko and spankee.

How would you describe your fetish discovery process? I feel like sometimes our fetishes or kinks hum in the background of our lives for a while before we notice how present they are in us. Once you “broke the seal” on your interests, how did you go about exploring your interests more deeply?

I knew when I was a teenager. The discovery process took a while and I am still discovering every day. My spanking fetish was always present in me. I knew it was sexual when I was like 18 when I had my first orgasm but until I acted on it all I did was buy magazines and videos. It wasn’t until I entered into this business that I was able to explore my fetishes. Until then, it was all in my mind. I have met so many wonderful people and real spanking fetishists I am not sure I would have been able to explore as deeply if I had not entered the into the fetish business.

 Do you have anything else you’d like the audience to know?

Yes, I would like to thank you all for being fans and supporting me. That spanking is harmless between consenting adults and a fetish they should not be ashamed of. If anyone wants to talk or has any questions please feel free to e-mail me anytime at







Thank you to and for this fun interview.

As an extra treat for you readers and fellow pervs, here’s a clip of The Audition, the latest addition to Kelly’s films on

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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 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 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?

There are many women in the business, not all necessarily spanking fetishists, but a few I would mention are Miss Janus Rainer, Mistress Jacqueline-who was one of the first ladies I envied and followed before getting into the business, Miss Dana Specht, Mistress Julie Simone, and Mistress Irene Boss.

Even though you’re going to have to wait for the next installment of Kelly’s interview, here’s a a clip from The Judge’s Chamber 3, her most recently added film on

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