Role reversal

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Inverted world: Student punishing his teacher with donkey cap and birch.
The husband in the spankee role: "La femme qui fouette son mary" (The woman who whips her husband), French illustration from 1670.
"Der Neffe und die junge Tante" (The nephew and the young aunt), drawing by Helga Bode.


Externally hosted image on Handprints: Little Audrey
Scene from the comic strip Little Audrey.

Role reversal is when the roles in the scene have reversed the normal or traditional power dynamic. In role reversal, the person who normally has the lower status takes a dominant approach and the person who normally has the higher status takes a submissive approach. This is not the same thing as switching unless the play partners usually have clearly defined D/s roles.


(The slash notation means "dominates", e.g. "punishes" or "spanks":)

In a traditional setting, the man has higher authority than the woman, and therefore all F/M has an element of role reversal attached to it, but less so in more modern relationships.

Role reversal in folklore[edit]

The theme of role reversal was commonplace in folk imagery and tales from Antiquity and the end of the Middle Ages through the first half of the nineteenth century. In many folkloristic traditions, a special day in the year was celebrated with role reversal elements. For example, the role of teacher and students was playfuly, symbolically, inverted. See also Carnival and Easter traditions.

Role reversal as a spanking art theme[edit]

Sometimes a spanking artist, author or film producer uses the role reversal concept in their works, for example here in Luc Lafnet's work — both from two different novels by A. W. Flogger, but clearly related:

Spanking videos[edit]

Esclaves Modernes, illustrated by Gaston Smit (1922).
Maid whips mistress in whimsical fantasy photo (c. 1900).

In spanking and BDSM fetish videos, a role reversal where the "top" or authority figure gets punished is often called a turnabout (from the saying "Turnabout is fair play"). This is a retaliation fantasy where a humiliated employee might punish an abusive boss, students paddle or cane their disciplinarian teacher, a child spanks an overly strict parent/nanny, or a submissive slave or maid turns the tables on a domineering mistress. In most stories, the bottom character either physically overpowers or gains dominance over the top via blackmail or some other means.

In many vintage bondage-discipline videos, especially those directed by Brian Tarsis, the turnabout element is an ironic twist that occurs at the end of the story. This can be seen in Slave Farm (House of Milan, 1991), and two London Enterprises titles, Witchfinder (1989) and Sentenced to Bondage (1990).

On occasion, a traditional disciplinarian such as a teacher, coach, manager or babysitter is punished by his/her employers for poor job performance or abuse of authority. This is sometimes set in motion by a wrongfully punished student or employee turned informant.

The typical turnabout plot involves a "tit for tat" revenge spanking scenario. For example, In Comrade Balcar: The Informer (Lupus Pictures), a tattletale schoolgirl has two girls caned. Later they get revenge by caning the informer. This sometimes plays out as a two-part video. Airline pilot Dani Daniels spanks stewardess Kay in Kay's New Boss (My Spanking Roommate); Kay gets her revenge in the sequel, Kay Spanks Dani Daniels in Her Office.

In The Sexy Maid Cleaning Agency, Episode 3: Breach of Contract, Part 1 (Spanked In Uniform), a female client hires and harshly disciplines a French maid. In Part 2, the agency boss forces the client to wear a maid uniform and submit to a similar punishment.

A much rarer scenario is when two dominatrix types (as in Mistress Mania from House of Milan and Battle of the Madams by Spanked Call Girls) or authority figures of equal power battle each other for dominance or otherwise get into a violent dispute. In Soccer Moms Spank Off (photos) and Take a Hike! (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment), two domineering tops, Chelsea Pfeiffer and Clare Fonda, argue and spank each other with equal ferocity (photos).

Below are a few selected examples.

  • And Now the Cane (Top Marks), extract also sold as The Beating of the Useless Prefect
  • College Teacher Public Humiliation and Spanking (Spanking Them, Russia), headmaster and student punish female teacher.
  • Episode 117: Clare Fonda Spanked by Her Daughter (Spanking Sorority Girls)
  • Episode 120: Soccer Mom Spanking Battle (Spanking Sorority Girls), Clare Fonda, photos
  • Episode 121: Veronica Spanks Teacher Snow (Spanking Sorority Girls), Snow Mercy
  • Episode 193: Teacher Fonda Spanked in Office (Spanking Sorority Girls), Clare Fonda
  • Episode 201: Riley Anne Spanks Teacher Clare (Spanking Sorority Girls), Clare Fonda
  • Episode #202: Mr. Ford Spanks Stevie Rose for Wrongful Ticket (My Spanking Roommate), meter maid spanked.
  • Gym Teacher Spanking (Girl Spanks Girl), teacher Clare Fonda spanks, and gets spanked, by students.
  • The Headmaster's Study (Top Marks), school headmaster punishes senior mistress.
  • Miss Morgan Makes Her Mark (Top Marks), female prefect caned by headmaster.
  • Mrs Geist's Class (Mood Pictures); schoolgirl revenge/turnabout story
  • The Prefects' Pleasure (Top Marks), female school teacher caned.
  • Principal Spanks a Teacher (Spanking Veronica Works), photos
  • Punished For Failure (English Spankers), female tutor spanked by parents who hired her.
  • The Punishment of the Teacher 1 & 2 (RoughManSpank), bad teacher punished like a student (photos)
  • Rich Girl, Poor Girl (Girl Spanks Girl), abused Sybil turns tables on rich bitch
  • The Sexy Maid Cleaning Agency (
  • Sheep Spanks Bo Peep (Spanking Veronica Works), [Stevie Rose]], fairy tale fantasy, photos
  • Slave Farm (House of Milan, 1991), cruel mistress overpowered by her slaves.
  • Spanking the Teacher (British Spanking, distributed by Spanking for Pleasure, c. 1990), M/F, photos
  • Strict Prison 2 (Pain4fem), female prison guard whipped by (temporarily) escaped prisoners.
  • Tables Turned, Bottoms Burned (Sarah Gregory Spanking, 2022), rare pairing of two tops, Miss Bernadette and Clara Mathews, spanking each other (photos).
  • To Amuse the Master (Nu-West/Leda Productions), slaves Joanne Jameson and Brenda Scott are allowed to dominate and whip each other to settle a dispute.
  • Top Domme (Girl Spanks Girl), Mistress Bella Bathory punished by dominatrix Snow Mercy.
  • Unruly Slaves 2 (1995), Mistress Brittany Andrews becomes the dominated slave (video)

Real-life role reversal videos:

In this selection of titles, strict mothers are spanked like children by their real-life daughters (or a third party) and nieces spank their actual aunts. This list includes amateur as well as professional spanking actors.

  • Family Discipline (Amateur Spankings), Whitney and her real-life mother Cindy belt-spanked, Lucy paddles daughter Brooke and is paddled herself (photos)
  • Inside The Session Series: Rose Family Discipline, parts 1-3 (I Heart Spanking), Stevie Rose, sister Vada, and mother Kay Rose all get spanked.
  • Marked MILFs (Dallas Spanks Hard), spanking actress Cienna's real-life mother Ann, aka Submissan, is punished by Dallas, photos.
  • Mother & Daughter (Amateur Spankings), Jennifer spanks her real mother Val after getting punished by her boyfriend, photos.
  • Mother & Daughter 2 (Amateur Spankings), Kathy and her 18-year-old daughter Amanda both get spanked separately and together by hand and belt.
  • Mother & Daughter 3 (Amateur Spankings), Brooke spanked by real-life mother Lucy; both are later spanked separately.
  • Mother & Daughter 4 (Amateur Spankings), real-life mother & daughter Tammy and Sammy spanked separately and spank each other (photos).
  • Mother & Daughter 5 (Amateur Spankings, 2012), Arianna spanks her real-life daughter Shayla, both spanked separately, and daughter spanks mother (photos).
  • Spanking the Rose's Rosie, Part 1 (Stevie Rose's I Heart Spanking), Stevie Rose and her real-life mother and Aunt all spanked together.
  • Spanking the Rose's Rosie, Part 2 (Stevie Rose's I Heart Spanking), Stevie, her mother and little sister Vada are spanked by Kyle Johnson.

See also[edit]