Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spankable Celebs -- # 3

The first two entries on my Spankable Celebs were Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. They are, by no means, newcomers to the list. In fact, their names have been on the list many times before. Heck, Jennifer's name started showing up during her Friends days, and she's been a staple ever since.

So, I think it's time we add a few new names to the list--younger actresses who were flying below the Spanko radar until recently. It's always good to find new candidates to spank, don't you think? And number three, at age 20, is almost certainly the youngest lady on the list.

Hermione needs a good spanking.

I'm not referring to the author of the marvelous blog, Hermione's Heart. Well, actually, she DOES need a good spanking--probably several--but her husband does an excellent job of seeing to that. No, I'm referring to that annoying Miss-Know-It-All of the Harry Potter franchise, Hermione Granger.

Spankable Celeb number 3 is Emma Watson.

Over the past ten years, we have quite literally watched this young actress grow up on the silver screen. And somewhere around Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it started to become apparent that this young lady was going to be a real stunner once she hit legal age. Nothing I've seen so far has made me change my mind.

Admittedly, her presence on this list has more to do with the character she's portrayed so wonderfully through all those movies than the real-life Emma--but spankable is spankable, and that's enough reason right there.

I imagine some people are having a hard time picturing the gangly teenage Miss Granger as a candidate. That's why I--as always--have included some pictures.

The first picture is from a magazine photo shoot. Hair and make-up show off her beauty, and the frilly flouncy thing she's wearing should give you a hint that, yes, the young lady is actually quite gorgeous. Anyone having trouble imagining her going over their knee dressed like that? I didn't think so.

The second picture is the standard actress-on-the-beach-in-black-bikini shot. (Hey, it worked for Jennifer Aniston at #1!) As you can see, Emma does indeed have something to spank. She's rounding out those curves quite nicely. Take another look at her in several years and I think you'll be amazed.

The last photo is from the premiere of the latest Potter film. The pixie haircut is quite flattering, and gives her a very impish look, like she's up to no good and probably deserves a good smacked bottom. The sort-of see-through dress is also a wonderful touch. What we see here is a very symbolic cutting of the ties with the role of her childhood, and a young actress ready to begin her transition into older, more adult roles.

Right now, Emma is attending college at Brown here in the states. She's taking the time to be a normal student, lead a normal life. I think that's very smart of her. Technically, she doesn't have to work another day in her life--she is worth somewhere in the range of 45 million dollars, thanks to Harry Potter. But after all that time making those movies, she needs to get away and have a typical teen/young adult existence. Go to school, study, take the tests, go to parties, enjoy a few keggers, take in a few sorority or fraternity bashes. Besides, there's always a few paddles to be found at those places.

As far as I know, she plans to continue with her acting career, so count on seeing more of Emma Watson in the future. And you might be able to take that literally--Emma has indicated that she wouldn't turn down a nude scene, realizing that, for an actress, it's a "part of the job".

Now if we can only talk her into a role that includes a mainstream movie spanking.......

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Song For Christmas

(Sung to the tune of, "Here Comes Santa Claus")

Here comes Santa Claus
Stinkin' Santa Claus
Screw the "Ho Ho Ho"
Fake beard and suit
Wife thinks it's cute
But man, I hate it so
Kids are asleep
Not making a peep
So why dress up this way?
I've had enough
Of Santa stuff
I'm going to have my say!

Here comes Santa Claus
Lousy Santa Claus
Hairbrush in his sack
Protests as she's
Pulled over my knee
It's time to pay her back
Widens her eyes
In big surprise
And tries to put up a fight
She's out of luck
Her skirt's pulled up
Yeah, this nonsense ends tonight!

Here goes Santa Claus
Damn right, Santa Claus
Laying down the law
Swats so firm
She kicks and squirms
She just might be in awe
Hairbrush swinging
Bottom stinging
Think she's seen the light
The battle's won
But I'm not done
Yeah, Santa Claus is spanking tonight!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everybody!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

True Grit

My Top Ten List of Spankable Celebs will resume shortly--shortly after Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, in all likelihood. I have a couple of posts I want to get out of the way first. And the first one is the opening of the movie remake, True Grit.

The Minneapolis paper gave it a glowing review, raving about the cinematography and the script, the sure hands of the Cohen brothers at the helm, and the "dazzling" performances by Jeff Bridges in the John Wayne/Rooster Cogburn role along with newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross, the role first portrayed by Kim Darby. By the accounts I've been reading, young Hailee steals many a scene from her veteran co-stars.

I wrote a little bit about the movie when I first heard they were doing a remake. My first thought, as it is with all remakes, was, "Why?" The second thought, of course, is what would be in the new movie, and what would change. This being a spanking blog, I naturally couldn't help but wonder if the spanking scene would be in the new movie, or left out of the new script. I'm happy to report to all of you that, yes, according to my sources, the spanking scene is in the movie.

(I don't actually have "sources", but it sure sounds impressive, doesn't it?)

In the original movie, Glen Campbell surprised Kim Darby, pulling her from her horse and holding her down on the ground as he broke off a switch from a nearby bush. He then proceeded to belabor her behind until John Wayne stepped in and stopped him, saying that he was "enjoying it too much." I don't have many details on the new scene--obviously, I haven't seen the movie yet--but my understanding is that the spanking this time is a bit more along the lines of traditional OTK discipline with Matt Damon doing the wallopping. (Any ladies with Matt Damon fantasies should line up for the movie as soon as possible.....)

I understand that Hailee wore a protective pad under her skirt during the filming of that scene, so Matt could have spanked through as many retakes as necessary to get the scene right without jeopardizing Hailee's ability to sit down.

So, with at least newspaper's glowing review, and knowing there's a spanking scene in a mainstream movie to enjoy, you just might head out to the theater this holiday weekend.

By the way, check out the movie poster below, especially the advertising tag line across the top. I just might have to crop that and put it across the top of my blog! :-)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spankable Celebs # 2

The next lady on my Top Ten list of Spankable Celebs has, like Jennifer Aniston, been on the list many times before. She's been called the most beautiful woman in the world, as well as the sexiest woman on the planet. I really can't argue with either assessment. Beautiful and sexy--sounds spankable to me!

Spankable Celeb #2 is Halle Berry.

Why spank Halle Berry?

Why not?

Although, if you really need a reason (other than that it would probably be a lot of fun)--did you ever see Catwoman?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Spankable Celebs

Why in the world do I live in Minnesota?

Let me tell you what's going on, just in case you don't make a habit of watching The Weather Channel. Close to midnight on Friday it started snowing here, and I'm not sure that it's stopped yet. We had close to a foot of snow on the ground by Saturday afternoon, and the weatherman was saying we could get another 6 inches before it's all over. I can still hear the wind howling outside my window, causing the snow to drift to ridiculous heights. I spent an hour and a half moving my car from in front of my apartment building--the drifts had almost entirely buried the front of the car--into my garage stall. I should have parked in the garage in the first place on Friday night, but I didn't think the snow would get this bad. Needless to say, any and all plans I had for this weekend have gotten cancelled, and I'm not going anywhere until we get plowed out on Monday.

I'm really in the mood to warm the bottom of some nice lady right about now, but that ain't happenin'.

So, I'll settle for the next best thing. It can't beat bottom-warming, but nothing warms my heart quite so much as when Jennifer Aniston goes on vacation, dons one of her (presumably) 365 bikinis, and goes swimming and tanning for all the world and the paparazzi to see.

Photos such as these always move Jennifer to the top of "The List". All you spankos out there know which list I'm talking about. It's the fantasy topic that constantly crops up on spanking message boards: "Celebrities I'd like to spank" (or, depending on your orientation, "Celebrities I'd like to be spanked by).

(I always wrestle with the name of the list. "Celebrities I'd like to spank" doesn't seem to take them into account, and I'm really not in favor of non-consensual spanking. At the same time, the more politically correct, "Celebrities I'd like to spank assuming, of course, that they enjoy the spanking scene as much as I do" is a bit of a mouthful. This post's title, "Spankable Celebs", is probably the best compromise.)

I think it's time for me to re-visit my list. I'm sure some names have dropped off the old list by now, giving way to newer choices. I think I'm going to stick to current celebrities. No movie stars from long ago, such as Marilyn Monroe. And for the most part, no so-called reality "stars"--no annoying Housewives, no Kardashians. There may possibly be one exception, but I'm not sure. I haven't really composed the list yet. I plan for it to be a Top Ten list, although the numbers aren't meant to indicate an order of preference. Number 2 could just as easily be Number 10, and vice versa. I hope I can come up with 10! I mean, I know I can name a ton of actresses, but would they make my "Spankable" list? I'll have to wait and see, I guess.

The lone exception to the "order of preference" rule? Jennifer Aniston really is Number ! on the list!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"The Tourist" Premiere

Mere seconds before the picture was taken, Brad leaned in and whispered, "As soon as we're alone, young lady, you're going over my knee and the first swat is going to land"

At least, that's what I'd like to believe........

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I Feel A Song Coming On

I may live in Minnesota, but the truth of the matter is, I hate winter. Have I mentioned that?

It's not the cold so much. Heck, cold weather doesn't really bother me. Worst case scenario, I stay indoors and turn up the thermostat.

But the snow, and the ice, and the sleet, and the slush, and the bad driving conditions--in a word, yuck. You can have 'em.

My ideal winter is one where there is a minimum amount of snow, and what snow we do get, melts away in a day or two. We've actually had a few years of that. Some years we'll get a little snow in November, then it goes away, and then the snow doesn't come to stay until about Christmas. I'm all in favor of a Brown Christmas, and a Brown January, February and March don't sound bad, either.

So, wouldn't you know it-we've already had the snowiest November that Minnesota has seen in years, and then tonight, when I get off of work to drive home, what is it doing? That's right--snowing. I drove slowly and carefully, and made it home safely, thank goodness. But I may not stick my nose out of the apartment until Monday.

So, what does all this weather bring to mind? Christmas, of course.

And what does Christmas bring to mind? Christmas songs.

And, if you've read this blog for any amount of time, you now that, for me, songs bring to mind song parodies, usually with a spanking twist thrown in for good measure. I haven't done one for a long time, so I'm going to keep it simple--just one verse. This is to be sung to the tune of,
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas":

It's beginning to look a lot like your ass

Is in trouble deep

Take a look at the mess you made

The way that you've misbehaved

The time has come to spank your bum, my sweet

It's beginning to look a lot like your ass

Will pay for your crimes

And the loveliest sight I'll see

Is your bottom 'cross my knee

And then Corner Time

(First photo courtesy of Red Charls, second photo taken from around the web. My apologies to those who don't like the word, "ass", but in this case, it was the word that fit the best for my purposes)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm Ready For My Tattoo, Mr. DeMille

I was listening to my favorite radio program--the Lori and Julia show on what I like to refer to as "Radio Spanko". I've long suspected Lori of having spanko tendencies, while Julia has always seemed a bit more conserative. I may have to change that opinion.

On the first day of the week, one segment of their program is called, "Sex Monday". It's devoted to various polls, studies, or any other bits of news or information related to the favorite topic of men and women everywhere. One of the subjects Lori started talking about was the latest trend in tattoos.

Certainly, a woman getting a little tattoo on her tush is nothing new. Butterflies, flowers, and fairies have been adorning the female posterior for years. The latest "in" thing, Lori informed her cohost, was not discreet little drawings at all, but words--putting something to read on the nether regions.

At which point, Julia interrupted and asked, "Like what? 'Spank me'?"

Ah, I do love listening to the drive-time divas.......

"Okay, I'm ready to begin....but are you sure you want the tattoo to read, 'How's my driving?'"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Spanksgiving, as we like to say! Celebrate the way our forefathers did.....

Okay, maybe that's not exactly how they celebrated. (I never said this blog was politically correct.....)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photo Caption Fun

"Maybe, if you spank me, I'll tell you where I hid the rest of the remotes!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Something For Everyone

Here's the truth of the matter: It's the weekend, I just started my vacation from work.....bottom line is, I don't feel like doing much writing.

So I thought I'd do a picture post and let it go at that. And just for fun, I hunted down a picture showing each of the different variations--M/F, F/M, F/F, and M/M.

Brought to you by Dr. Ken, E.O.S. (Equal Opportunity Spanko).......

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Machine Age

Recently I heard about the latest thing in vending machines: Facial Recognition Software.

This is not the sort of Facial Recognition program that, say, Las Vegas casinos use in trying to pinpoint an individual. It's much more general. Here's how it works:

Let us use as an example a machine that dispenses beverages of all kinds. The machine will do a general scan of the customer and then make a drink recommendation based on what it 'sees'. For example, if it scans an adult male, the machine may recommend a coffee drink, figuring he's in the middle of his work day and may need the pick-me-up. If the scan reveals the customer to be a young adult female, it may recommend a drink that tends to be a bit sweeter. If the customer is just a child, it may recommend juice. And if the customer is an older male or female, it might suggest a healthier drink, like green tea.

People are free to ignore the recommendations, of course. But the suggestions could be helpful during those times when you know you want something, but haven't quite made your mind up as to what it is you want

Naturally, I think this idea could quite easily be converted into something we spankos can use--


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembering Our Veterans

For the vast majority of the year, this blog is dedicated to fun spanky kind of stuff. i try to look at our favorite topic with a light, humorous tone. Hopefully I manage to succeed most of the time.

Every know and then, however, I have to get serious. Veteran's Day is always one of those times.

Naturally, for all of us who are celebrating today, I wish you a wonderful holiday. But never lose sight of exactly what it is we are celebrating this day.

Here's to all of those who have served our country in the past, as well as those who are serving it now, putting their duty above all else, and making the sacrifices necessary to help keep us safe and our nation free.

We will always remember.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Radio Ad

Recently, an ad from the insurance company Geico has been playing on the radio. It uses an old nursery rhyme for it's starting point. I don't have the exact wording of the ad in front of me, so I apologize for any mistakes, but the ad goes something like this:

"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack knocked over a candlestick.... onto the shag carpet. Soon his pants ignited into flames forcing him to stop, drop and roll."

The ad then goes on to try and sell you some insurance to protect you from such a disaster.

Now, maybe it's just me. Maybe it's because I write a spanking blog. But every time I hear that ad, the same thought crosses my mind: If Jack knocked over a lit candlestick onto the shag carpeting, I bet I know the real reason his pants ignited:

(photo courtesy of Clare Spanks Men,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Drum Roll, Please!

As of last Friday, not 2.......

Not 4....

But 6....yes, 6.....

....Six hundred thousand, that is!!

Yes, last Friday the Stat Counter registered the 600,000th hit on Spanking Minnesota! Not bad for a humble little blog from the Midwest.....

Help me celebrate! Give somebody a spank today!

Just don't be surprised if they smack your bottom in return....

Thanks to everybody who ever dropped by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

You Get What You Deserve

"You DIDN'T vote?!?"

(All other ladies out there who neglected their patriotic duty....come see me ASAP!)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Here's wishing you a similar night of ghostly delight in your own haunted mansion......

Friday, October 29, 2010

Right Place, Right Time

Sometimes it seems like I'm a magnet for anything spanking related. It's almost as if the universe conspires to put "spanking" in my way. Consider this day last weeK:

I was setting up to record a television program later that night. When I turned on the TV, I happened to catch a few minutes of the new CBS show, The Talk. I get there just as they're going to a commercial. Leah Remini and Sharon Osbourne get up out of their chairs and give each other a big hug. As they're hugging, Leah drops her right hand down and gives Sharon's bottom 3 or 4 friendly smacks. Sharon doesn't seem to mind.

Later that day, I'm at work. I'm listening to one of my favorite stations here in Minnesota, MyTalk 107.1 FM--the station I've referred to in other posts as Radio Spanko. I've given it that nickname because one of the talk show hosts--Lori of "The Lori and Julia Show" (also referred to as "Lo-J"--has on many occasions made a spanking reference. I don't know if she's a full-fledged Olympic Free-style spanko herself or if she just likes to wade in the pool every now and then, but she does seem to know a thing or two about the subject.

The topic, it seems, is the baseball playoffs, which seems a very odd choice for their show until I realize that the real topic is, "The 3 hottest players in the playoffs". Lori and Julia both have their own lists, and they seem to agree on most of the players picked, but Julia disagreed with one of Lori's choices. I have no idea what player they were talking about, but Julia seemed put off by his red hair and beard.

Lori stuck to her guns, though, saying, "That's his 'hillbilly hotness'." She then added, "He'll buy you a six=pack and give you a spanking."

Julia must have been pre-occupied because the comment almost slipped past her. Something clicked in, though, as she asked, "What did you say? 'He'll buy you a six=pack and spank your bottom'?"

Lori repeated, "He'll buy you a six-pack and give you a spanking." Then she laughed.

You could almost hear Julia rolling her eyes as she said, ""

Late at night, I'm back home and flipping through the TV channels. I settled on the end of an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians entitled, "Kris 'The Cougar' Jenner". I have no idea what happened in the episode, but at the end, they're having a family game night. Kourtney makes some kind of a commotion about something, and Khloe pulls her face down on the sofa and starts spanking her bottom with some comment about "10,000 smacks". Kim joins in using one of the pieces of the game to help smack Kourtney.

And then, on a commercial break, there is an ad for a new TV show called Rock Star Wives. Sure enough, one of the rock stars has his wife over his shoulder and he's lightly smacking her bottom.

For a lot of people, the odd smacks here and there fly under their radar and they give them no special attention. As a life-long Spanko, I'm probably somewhat hyper-aware of such incidents, making it sometime seem like there's a spanking reference everywhere I go and everywhere I look. Call me lucky, I guess.....and I hope that luck doesn't change any time soon!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The View From The Other End

This young lady is starting to wonder just what she's gotten herself into....

This young lady is starting to regret what she did....

This young lady can't actually form a coherent thought right now....

This young lady has definitely learned her lesson....

And this young lady needs to be spanked much longer and much harder!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Love Our Lurkers V

It's that time of year again for all the spanking blogs out there--it's the fifth year of LOVE OUR LURKERS day!

(Okay, actually Thursday, Oct. 21st was "Love our lurkers" day, but it somehow got away from me. I've always helped celebrate it in the past, though, so I'm doing it again this year--even if it's a day late!)

Why a day for the lurkers? Because they are the lifeblood of any blog. It's those people who come here, look around, and then come back again and again that make every blogger want to keep posting. Sure, we appreciate those who leave comments, but we also know that--for whatever reason--not everyone wants to do so. But we know you are out there--heck, my stat counter shows that there have been nearly 600,000 visitors since I started this blog. It's that kind of support--even if it's silent support--that is so deeply appreciated.

So this is the day for the silent majority--and, oddly enough, we celebrate it by asking you to make this the one day that you break that silence. All of you lurkers out there, this is your day to leave a comment--even if it's just to say, "Hi". I'm certainly not going to tell you what to say--but I do want to hear from you. Make yourselves known just this one time.

Okay--everyone gather for a big lurker group hug.........

Hugs and spanks,
Dr. Ken

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Not too many posts back, I was singing the praises of Devlin O'Neill's Weblog, one of the best spanking blogs out there.

While the majority of the posts are written by Devlin, there are plenty of other authors who "highjack" the blog for a post of their own, people like Poppy, Michael, and Season, to name but a few. It's this collaborative effort that gives the blog it's unique voice.

A day ago I got an e-mail with some exciting news. Rather than summarize it for you, I'm just going to cut-and-past the entire thing right here. Here we go:


We (Michael and Season of Devlin O'Neill's Web Log) have started a new blog and we invite you over to take a look. The name is Blossom and Thorn and the link is

With Dev's blessing, we have archived all of our old posts on the new blog. Along with our old posts we hope to continue to add new posts of commentary, real-life, fiction, parodies, and humor. We hope you enjoy visiting us!

Season and Michael"

This is very good news for the blogosphere, IMHO. Their well-written posts should be informative and enlightening, as well as being a lot of fun to read. I'm adding the link to my blog roll, so you have no excuse for not going there for a look.

My best wishes for the success of Blossom and Thorn!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Panty Spanking

A spanking usually has many variables. There's the reason behind the spanking, for example--is it strictly for fun, is it "mock discipline", or perhaps real discipline as part of a Domestic Discipline agreement. Then there's the number of swats to be given, which can vary a great deal from one spanking to the next. Also, will it be a hand spanking only, or will there be implements involved--if the latter, then which implements.

There is one constant when I deliver a spanking, however, and that is--the progression. It will almost always without exception start off over the lady's clothing, smacking the seat of her dress or skirt or the well-rounded bottom of her jeans, slacks, or sweat pants. After a few dozen spanks in this manner, the skirt will come up or the pants will come down, and I'll busy myself with the lengthy task of warming up the seat of her panties. Once that's accomplished, the panties will be pulled down, and her bare bottom will be well tended to as the spanking reaches it's conclusion.

If you're a big fan of the second part of the progression--spanking over panties--then do I have a site for you to check out.

Richard Windsor, The Hardest Working Man In Spank Biz, has started a lovely new site called
Panty Spanking. As the name implies, it's full of photos dedicated to that portion of a spanking when the first layer of clothing has been put aside, and the spanker's hand, hairbrush, paddle, etc. is being applied as if her underwear had a big target drawn on the back. Below are a couple of photos from a recent post to give you an idea........

(photos courtesy of Richard Windsor's site, Panty Spanking)

A link to this site has been added to the blog roll under the heading, "Picture Blogs". Be sure to go there and check it out, and be certain not ot miss the very first post Richard put up to start things off--a collection of 100 (!) spanking photos that have been taken over the years, all of naughty young ladies wishing they'd worn their chainmail undies.

Remember to leave a comment saying how much you like his site. And don't forget to tell him that Dr. Ken sent you. :-)

Friday, October 8, 2010

To Paraphrase Kid Rock......

In all honesty, the last thing I would ever expect to do would be to quote--or, more accurately, paraphrase--Kid Rock.

But after looking at the following photos, I must admit I find myself saying........

"I wanna be a cowboy, baby........

........Spank all night and sleep all day......"

Saturday, October 2, 2010


It was September 30, 1960 that we got to meet The Flintstones for the very first time. That's right, this Stone-Age version of The Honeymooners, with Fred Flintstone substituted for Jackie Gleason and Barney Rubble filling the Art Carney role, celebrates it's 50th anniversary!

For an animated show that relied heavily on cartoony slapstick, I nonetheless can only recall one instance where spanking played a part in an episode. This occurred when the wives, Wilma and Betty, disguised themselves as men (i.e., put on big fake moustaches) in order to sneak into the Water Buffalo Lodge where Fred and Barney were members to see just what they did at their meetings. Unfortunately for the ladies, they get caught up in an initiation ceremony, and both ladies wind up getting swats from a paddle as part of their induction.

Thankfully, what a TV series neglects, more often than not fan fiction and fan art jump in to fill the void. Here are some renditions of the spankings that never took place, but should have--and Happy 50th Anniversary to The Flintstones!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

If You Know What's Good For You.....

"Unless you want to go back over my knee for a hairbrush spanking, young lady, you'll get your nose into that corner by the count of three!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"The Killer Inside Me"

By now I imagine everybody reading this has heard about the film (now available on DVD) called The Killer Inside Me, starring Casey Affleck, and more than likely you've seen the clip floating around of him spanking Jessica Alba.

Later on in the film, in a much shorter scene that is also available on the web, we see him spanking Kate Hudson.

(photo of Kate Hudson by Timothy White from the book, Hollywood Pinups)

You can probably still find these clips on YouTube or in the movie database on Chross's wonderful blog. One scene I haven't seen a clip of--although it might be out there-- or heard discussed much, though, is the movie's attempt to explain Casey Affleck's character: a quick pop psychology moment that partially explains why he is the way he is.

While going through an old bible, he comes across some old black and white pictures of his mother, played by Caitlin Turner. She's naked, it looks like her hands are bound in some of the photos, and her bottom is distinctly marked.

The photos obviously jog some memories loose for him. We go to a flashback of him as a young boy. His mother asks him if wants to box, and playfully throws a few jabs in the air. Like any child, he's only too happy to play, and comes at her with the usual excesses that go with youth. He "overpowers" her so that she is flat on her back, and he keeps hitting her. She looks at him and says, "Hit harder."

This is are first inkling that, far from being an abused wife, she actually enjoys this sort of thing, probably just as much as her husband does.

The next flashback shows her in her bra and panties, lying face down on her bed. Her bottom is half-exposed, and there are red marks visible. While the boy isn't shown in this and the upcoming sequences, it's obvious that he's in the room, and she's addressing her remarks to him. In this instance, she says, "You want to be a big boy? Look what your Daddy did. Do you want to do it too?

The next flash is of her standing, her bottom bared. She reaches back and gives herself a hard spank. We then immediately go to a shot of her lying back down on the bed, still bare-bottomed, and she gives herself another swat. Then she says, "It's okay. I like it when you hurt me."

One line of thought, of course, is that children who are raised in a household where such abuse takes place grow up to themselves be abusive adults, and this movie certainly seems to subscribe to that theory. Unfortunately, Casey Affleck's character isn't just a spanker--he's also a sociopathic serial killer, and the movie makes no attempt to show how that happened. As a Spanko, I worry that the uninformed will look at this and try to make a connection between the two, almost as if spanking leads to abuse leads to killer. That, of course, is nonsense, but the movie doesn't really try to show that there were other factors along the way that made Casey's character turn out the way he did. The scene with his mother is our only clue, and vanilla minds could very easily jumpt to a wrong conclusion.

I really wish a new film would come out that would depict a couple in a loving relationship, leading a normal life, and who also enjoy a bit of spanking to spice up their sex lives. So many of the characters we've seen recently--this movie, for instance, and the movie Secretary--are so damaged and flawed that you can only assume that the interest in spanking can't be anything normal. It's a shame.

One final note--in one of the DVD extras, Kate Hudson is talking about the making of The Killer Inside Me, and she said that this movie made her do many things that she ordinarily doesn't do. She looks off to the right, like she's trying to think of an example, then her eyes widen a bit, and she says, "Like, getting spanked!", and then she laughs. All I can say is that, lovely lady that she is, with a beautiful bottom like she has, and with that almost impish quality to her personality--I don't believe her for a second. :-)

Oh, sure, I could be wrong--but I'd rather believe that she enjoys a good spanking every now and then.