Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Taking Back My Power (#guestblog #porn #bdsm @JewelBoxFilms )


At Mother's Command cover


By Kay Brandt (Guest Blogger)

You know, Kay,” the owner and CEO of a well-to-do porn company told me over a noon time meeting in his spacious office back in 2012, “you're very talented. I think your Cherry movies are really good.”

Thank you,” I replied, “I can do the same for you. I've just won a bunch of awards for those films and have so many ideas for other concepts...”

Yes, that's great, but...”

He didn't need to say another word. I had a bad feeling what was coming next. I'd seen that look in his stiff facial expression too many times over the years from other execs. There was doubt there, and information he couldn't express about why a “but” existed in his thoughts. And truthfully, I wasn't interested in his lame excuses. He was too hesitant and cautious for my tastes. Multimillionaire porn company owners are always so cautious and afraid of change. You'd think they'd opt for being more experimental because in reality, they have all the money they need. The truth of the situation was that this particular company owner was looking for a cheap solution to adding more content to his website. And he thought I might be the person to fulfill his need to produce more micro-budget sex-flicks. I was desperate for a job, having been out of work for months since my former company was sold off. Turning down work wasn't in my wallet's best interest. Although I felt my stomach clench realizing what I was signing myself up for, I nodded politely with a confident smile and told him, “Yes.”

I returned home after that meeting elated at the prospect of making another movie, but reluctant to sell away one of my better ideas. It's in my nature to outdo previous efforts and strive for the best. The blank page on my computer screen scared me, though. I'd accepted the daunting task to downsize, not upgrade creatively and the strain of harnessing then squashing my ideas felt terrible. The script I'd promised to write for this company owner was the second script I'd written since my Cherry films. The first one was a lesbian comedy, and for this particular script, I wanted to flex my chops and write BDSM.

Now, BDSM is a tricky genre for porn. As an author I can freely roam the darker, more honest edges of the genre without the rules and regulations that surprisingly exist in adult films. If the BDSM action is set in a romantic or loving environment, then it's passable. There are just a couple of XXX sites that push the boundaries of acceptable and non-acceptable kinky content in the industry and it's a shocker that the sites have survived as well as thrived. The main rule for making a BDSM film is that nothing can be seen as non-consent. Every act must be fully consensual between those involved. I'm not particularly drawn to non-con and I've never actually wrote a story based on the theme, so, I was cool with creating within the restrictions. I simply needed a good story, and characters... and somehow the story would have to work filmed with basically no money.

Within the safe parameters I came up with a very naughty idea for a series called “Against Her Will.” An all-girl concept about a young woman coming to terms with the arrangements her parents made before their untimely deaths. Their Will was in the hands of a power-wielding dominatrix—a woman her subservient parents had worshiped for many years. As outlandish as the idea might sound, at the time it made perfect sense to me. The story was dark and twisted and would make fully consensual BDSM seem a tad naughtier.

I hired an incredibly hot ensemble cast of girls who weren't “typical' porn, like mega-boobs Sheridan Love and the gorgeous Asian blow job queen, Jessica Bangkok as the main Domme/sub combo. The cast also included Missy Martinez, who I'd previously hired for the Cherry movies, Alana Evans, Joslyn James (yeah-Tiger Woods former girlfriend), Odette Delacroix, Alison Moore, the illustrious list goes on. The challenge was to stretch $12K – my entire shooting budget – as far as I could to make this concept believable. My only option proved to be shooting the entire first episode in one day. ONE DAY. In case you've never shot a quality porno in one day before, let me explain what that looks like:

Five sex scenes filmed in fifteen hours with a healthy amount of dialogue recited in between, plus wardrobe changes and makeup fixes throughout. Somewhere in that time frame a meal must be served and bathroom breaks given. I'd committed to basically doing the impossible, and my ass was on the line to prove it could be accomplished. Filming three sex scenes in one production day is daunting and tough to do. Pushing five sex scenes in one day is borderline insane – and one of the scenes was a five girl orgy! Although I'd won an AVN award for Best All Girl Group scene in 2012 (the scene was from Cherry 2) for a scene that featured four girls making love on a couch in a private sex club, five was a number I had no experience with. And yes, filming five girls having sex is much more challenging than just four. The fifth girl changes the lesbian orgy dynamic completely. But I wasn't afraid. And my lack of fear was only enhanced when my director of photography, Mike Quasar, said, “That's a hot idea, Kay! Even in all my years making thousands of pornos, I've never filmed a five girl orgy!”

That sold the deal for me when Mike approved my incredibly ambitious plan. For one long day we filmed the first “Against Her Will” movie and it went shockingly well. Nine girls and a crew of four filmed a decadent lesbian BDSM film in a short fifteen hours, including the five-girl orgy, and when it was over, I felt I could do another one... and another one... and as many as the company owner would give me.

I only made one more. The information supplied was that the movies just didn't sell well. Since then I've had my suspicions about what the real reasons for the series being cut short were. But that's all in the past...

My books-to-be-written slate always had BDSM concepts on it. Personally, I'm deeply intrigued by the genre and all its mystery. Yes, I write/direct explicit porn, but my private life is rather vanilla. Originally, the synopsis that served as a place holder on the slate for BDSM was Against Her Will in literary form. Nearly a year had passed and I was only a few thousand words in. Unlike The World of Cherry series which flowed from screen to book effortlessly, Against Her Will wasn't translating well. Worse, it didn't inspire me to dig in. Mentally, I floated on the surface of the story until I realized that the story within me was quite different than Against Her Will. It would still be about a young woman awakening to a strange reality, but not like the one I'd written for Sheridan Love to play. The protagonist in the At Mother's Command novella series is a unique character in an extraordinary circumstance beyond her control. She's the innocent center of a bizarre world were everyone is living the BDSM lifestyle... except for her.

As a writer I often wonder where these characters come from. They arrive without warning on occasion and grow in my head until it's time for them to move out. That's the best way for me to describe what giving birth to a character, or set of characters, often feels like. The day comes when they need to go and live their lives on paper, or a computer... and I'm their guide once their out in the world. It was a wild ride tethered as guide to Max, Stella, Rocco, and of course, Sumera and I'm excited to share their journey with curious readers.

The first release in my new BDSM “family drama” At Mother's Command, is now available on Amazon, All Romance, B&N, and Smashwords. Maybe few other brave online distributors, too. But don't try to find it on iBooks or Kobo – the book's been banned on those two sites simply because it has “mother” in the title and falls into the erotica category.

Excerpt from “At Mother's Command”

Are you hungry?” Marielle asked Roan, her male slave-in-training. “It's been hours since Mommy M fed you last. Is there a rumbling in your belly for more of me?”

Bound to a custom-made restraining board with ropes tied around his wrists and ankles, naked sub boy, Roan, was rolled by Marielle on the wheeled apparatus to the full-body mirror in her private play room. Sumera had gifted the visiting Domme with the bondage device designed specifically to Roan's measurements and it restrained him perfectly.

Blinded by the dusky sun flashing off the mirror, Roan closed his eyes and replied, “Yes, Mommy M. I'm starving.”

Cupping his tender balls in her cold hands, Marielle made him shiver. She'd reached the point where watching Roan suffer had lost its impact. The game needed a shift into more erotic play rather than continued subjection.

Ahhh... you're swelling again.” She'd fondled his thick member on and off during the grueling afternoon training session, viciously bringing him to the edge of orgasm repeatedly without allowing release. Having spent a week at Sumera's retreat for the final part of Roan's initiation, it was their last day to decide if an agreement between them should be finalized.

Marielle's intuition had been speaking loudly to her, convincing her this boy was ready for a contract. Roan was a special type of sub, who could hold her interest endlessly... or at least for a year or two. Long-term D/s relationships weren't her thing, but Roan caused her to second guess her beliefs. She wouldn't know for sure unless she took his manhood deep within her and made it hers.

And look how big mama's boy gets.” Marielle twirled the metal rings fastened on the length of his oversized cock—one under the fat rim of the swollen head and the other secured tightly around the base. For a young Caucasian man with a medium build, Roan's cock was out of proportion with the rest of his body. This pleased Marielle, as her last sub wasn't endowed like him. She found Roan's cock to be mesmerizing, and worthy of putting inside her coveted cunt.

But your beast must behave first,” explained Marielle, tickling his meaty flesh and tugging at the rings.“Or else Mommy M thinks Roan's growing penis means he's been a bad boy who doesn't listen.”

About the Author

Kay Brandt is an erotic, romantic storyteller, award-winning adult filmmaker and bestselling author, delivering a passionate blend of story and explicit content. In the 1990's her creative expression was writing erotic stage plays like the critically acclaimed "Kiss Me Twisted", which many years later evolved into the X-rated films, "Cherry episode 1" and "Cherry 2". Since 2009 Kay has written/directed/produced more than forty X-rated films, many winning AVN and XBIZ awards, for top companies like Adam & Eve, Digital Playground, New Sensations and Girlfriends Films. The "Cherry" films, are the two biggest budget lesbian adult films ever made and since their release in 2011 have been deemed erotic classics. Kay's current creative passions include writing/directing a new genre of adult films based on erotic books. "Safe Landings," a feature based on Kay's dramatic romance novel and the upcoming epic movie based on Selena Kitt's New York Times bestseller "Babysitting the Baumgartners" are the first two book-based adult films from Adam & Eve. Share the journey into Kay's naughty mind and indulge in the explicit fantasy worlds she creates for your pleasure.











3 comments:

Lisabet Sarai said...

Very sexy cover! Thanks for being my guest, Kay. You bring insight into a world few of us know about. Got me thinking about what it would be like to direct a sex scene. Really quite hard to imagine!

Good luck with the book.

K Brandt said...

Thank you for having me again, Lisabet! So much has changed since you featured me last in 2014. I never in a thousand years thought that giving up making films to write books would lead me back to making films based on books! Crazy twist of fate, to say the least. I appreciate your support so much.

dave smith said...

Thanks for your take on the porn movie industry...and an interesting excerpt. Maybe I'll review it sometime. -d

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