Strictly English

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Strictly English is a British spanking video producer in business since 1995. The last major British studio to emerge before the internet era, it was a market leader in Britain in the first decade of the 21st century while also winning recognition in the USA. The bearded actor sometimes called Stephen English played the central role in its development, as director and cameraman as well as a frequent performer.

The first film produced by Strictly English was The House with Gillian Taylor and Lucy Bailey. In its early years, the studio had a close relationship with Red Stripe, using some of the same actors and sets in similar scenarios (e.g., Good Girl, Bad Girl and Bare Bottom Punishment). It collaborates with Moonglow in the marketing and distribution of its DVDs in Britain.

Performers[edit]

Among the popular actresses repeatedly cast by Strictly English are Catherine Corbett, Samantha Johnson, Rebeckah Jordan, Sarah Harvey Lewis, Lesley Saye, Elizabeth Simpson, and Leia-Ann Woods. The studio has occasionally imported American performers, notably Niki Flynn and Samantha Woodley, and it raised its profile by advancing the film careers of Rosaleen Young and Amelia Jane Rutherford at an early stage. In addition to acting in a dozen videos, Suzi Martell was co-writer and co-director for several titles, aiming to bring greater sensitivity to the submissive female viewpoint.

Style and content[edit]

The great majority of Strictly English releases depict the spanking, strapping, and caning of young women by men. Fewer than 10 per cent of its titles are exclusively F/F and none includes F/M pairings. Although many films feature just two or three actors performing in a single room, the studio has also presented more elaborate productions with multiple sets, outdoor sequences, and up to eight characters. The four films in the Birchington Manor saga may be its highest-budget creations.

Moving away from school settings, Strictly English focused on spankings in the workplace and the home. In six films about Professor Templeton, the spanked university student was in effect a successor to the spanked schoolgirl. The studio often aspired to a degree of dramatic realism and psychological depth. Its films never contain hard-core sex scenes but most acknowledge the eroticism of spanking fairly openly. Several plots concern women who find the thought of corporal punishment exciting and more or less deliberately engineer situations in which they are likely to receive it. Perhaps the most famous example of this is the Tiffany Jones trilogy of Paperback Writer, Caught in the Act, and Little Red Apples.

The clarity of the consensual element in its later plotlines enabled Strictly English to satisfy the requirements of British censors. In 2006, Birchington Manor and Living Doll were among the first spanking videos ever passed by the British Board of Film Classification (with an R18 rating). This meant that Strictly English, unlike any other spanking studio, had a selection of its DVDs legitimately displayed for sale in mainstream sex shops throughout Britain.

Online business model[edit]

Compared with other established British producers, Strictly English adapted effectively to the rise of the internet, setting up a website called Strictly English Online and cutting up its films into short clips for sale through numerous outlets. Since 2010, most of its new DVDs have consisted of assorted clips. They are issued in two long-running series. Best of the Brits offers digitally remastered excerpts from earlier Strictly English and Red Stripe titles. The Strictly English Spanking Channel combines similar re-releases with previously unseen footage and a certain amount of new material.

Strictly English has produced over seventy original titles. Their chronology is not always easy to establish, as catalogue numbers seem arbitrary. Films may bear their date of release on DVD although first sold on video cassette many years earlier. In some cases, digitisation was accompanied by re-editing, so a given title may exist in more than one version.

Spanking videos[edit]

  • All New Girl on Girl Spanking Special (E60) 63 mins.
    • Supplementary scenes related to Amelia Jane Rutherford 7: Client Confidentiality, Enforcing the Rules & Desire, Deception and Discipline.
  • Amateur Spankings, Vol.1
    • A compilation of informal scenes featuring Lucy Bailey, Aleesha Fox, Suzi Martell, Barbie Mel, and others.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 1: Auditions Part 1 & Amelia Jane and the Tutor (E39 2006) 62 mins.
    • Amelia Jane Rutherford auditions for Strictly English; then, in the role of a student, she suffers the unorthodox motivational methods of Professor Ernest Templeton.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 2: Auditions, Part 2 & English Girl, English Cane (E40 2006) 60 mins.
    • Amelia passes her audition; Professor Templeton completes her punishment.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 3: Her New Position (E48) 68 mins.
    • As the office’s new ‘equality manager’, Amelia conspires to discredit Alan, a colleague, until computer technician Wilf threatens to expose her hypocrisy.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 4: Her Fantasies (E49) 68 mins.
    • Part 1: Amelia is interviewed about her spanking fantasies; Part 2: Wilf and Alan punish their troublesome colleague in the concluding part of Her New Position.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 5: Amelia Jane and the Police Inspector (E53) 80 mins.
    • Amelia wastes police time in order to attract the attention of Inspector Travis.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 6: Student Teacher (E58) 72 mins.
    • The Headmaster insists that Amelia must experience corporal punishment before she can administer it, so he sends her to see Mr Pringle, the gym master.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 7: Client Confidentiality (E48) 63 mins.
    • Solicitor Mr McDonald is troubled to learn that his secretary, Amelia, has prejudiced the divorce suit of Mrs Harding (Sarah Harvey Lewis) by discussing it outside the office.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 8: She Never Learns (E69) 92 mins.
    • Amelia angers Uncle James when she misses a job interview by over-sleeping, applies to work at a pole-dancing club, and spends too long in the bath.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 9: Tears at Bed Time (E70) 73 mins.
    • Amelia endures a weekend of intensive tutoring with Professor Templeton.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 10: Spanked All Day Long (E74) 75 mins.
    • Amelia’s neglect of her course troubles both her uncle and Dr Swales, Dean of Student Welfare.
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 11: Be Careful What You Wish For (E48) 61 mins.
    • Amelia has further punitive encounters with Inspector Travis.
    • Sequel to Amelia Jane Rutherford 5: Amelia Jane and the Police Inspector
  • Amelia Jane Rutherford 12: This is So Embarrassing (E87) 71 mins.
    • Uncle James discovers that Amelia has been allowing fellow student (Aleesha Fox) to lodge in his home.
  • An American Brat in London (E28 2006) 41 mins.
    • When Professor Templeton plays host to his American niece, Nicola (Niki Flynn), he resolves to teach her some manners.
  • American Girl, English Cane (E01 2002) 58 mins.
    • Not for the first time, Gail visits Ernest Templeton for a punishment session.
  • Arabian Nights: Initiation (E19) 56 mins.
    • The matriarch (Sacha Lievely) punishes the princess (Rosaleen Young) for trying to escape from the harem.
  • Asking for it (E15) 50 mins.
    • Jenny (Suzi Martell) seeks the help of her old Headmaster in sorting out her marital problems.
  • Bare Bottom Punishment (E17) 51 mins.
    • Alisa (Sarah Harvey Lewis) and Debbie (Suzi Martell) try to deceive their Headmaster and unwisely flirt with the new gym teacher.
    • aka Flirting with Danger
  • Behind the Curtains, Vol.1 (Strictly English c.1995)
  • Behind the Curtains, Vol.2: Tennis Girls (Strictly English c.1995)
    • Lucy Bailey and Mel Penny are spanked in tennis clothes; released as five clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 33-37.
  • Behind the Curtains, Vol.3: Spanked in Black Stockings (Strictly English c.1995)
    • When two hostesses (Lucy Bailey & Daisy) arrive very late for a social event, the master of ceremonies invites the guests to spank them; released as six clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 38-43.
  • Behind the Curtains, Vol.4: Girls Just Want to be Spanked (Strictly English c.1995)
    • Features Gillian Taylor and Sharon; released as ten clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 44-53.
  • Behind the Curtains, Vol.5 (Strictly English 1995), with Lucy Bailey, Amber Scott & Daisy
    • A jury spanks Lucy Bailey, Amber Scott, and Daisy for various offences; released as nine clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 55-63.
  • Birchington Manor (E02 2001) 60 mins.
    • In the absence of Lord Birchington, Arthur and Edwards consider it their duty to discipline the female staff: stable-girl Sophie (Samantha Johnson), maid Kate (Lesley Saye) and secretary Lisa (Suzi Martell).
  • Birchington Manor 2: Unexpected Guests at Birchington Manor (E12)
  • Birchington Manor 3: Bathtime and Bedtime at Birchington Manor (E14) 54 mins.
    • The hikers get into trouble for snooping on the erotic activities of the staff.
  • Birchington Manor 4: The Day of Reckoning at Birchington Manor (E34) 44 mins.
    • Lisa (Suzi Martell) is blamed for allowing the thieving hikers to stay at the manor house. .
  • The Brazilian Heiress (1997) 48 mins.
    • The extravagance of Angelica (Robyn Dare) troubles her financial trustee Joe (Ivor Gold); she also gives her couturier Anton (Stephen English) a grievance.
    • aka Double Trouble, Part 1 (E79)
  • Caught in the Act (E67 1997)) 55 mins.
    • Tiffany Jones, longing for a spanking, courts trouble by trespassing on a neighbour’s land and using the swimming pool against the express instructions of Mr Foster (Stephen English).
    • Sequel to Paperback Writer
  • Consequences for Catherine (E76) 68 mins.
  • Dance of the Cane (E22 2004) 46 mins.
    • John, bouncer at a table-dancing club, suspects Karen (Rebeckah Jordan) of offering illicit ‘extras’ to customers.
  • Desire, Deception and Discipline (E46) 47 mins.
    • Charlie finds out that his sister-in-law Angelina (Jadie Reece) is taking advantage of her husband’s absence to have an affair with Mistress Charlotte Strict (Sarah Harvey Lewis).
  • Detention (c.1995)
    • The headmaster (Steven English) discipline four schoolgirls (Lucy Bailey & Gillian Taylor among them); released as six clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 2-7.
  • Divorce or Discipline (E54) 55 mins.
    • Cindy (Emma Brown) receives an ultimatum from her husband’s lawyer.
  • Double or Quits (E03 2002) 60 mins.
    • Two tenants in arrears, Karen (Dublin O’Brien) and Penny (Sam Johnson), bet their bottoms on the toss of a coin against the unpaid rent.
    • Prequel to Heads or Tails
  • Enforcing the Rules (E61) 50 mins.
    • Julia (Jo) draws up a set of ‘house rules’ for her flatmate Christina, but the tables are turned.
  • The Exhibitionist (E72) 46 mins.
    • Luiz thinks that his girlfriend (Sam Johnson) is too keen on attracting the attention of other men.
  • Fax & Figures (E52 1996) 60 mins.
    • James (Ivor Gold), proprietor of a fashion firm, has two contrasting employees, Samantha (Amber Scott) and Sarah (Susie), each exploiting him in her own way.
  • The First Time (E18) 103 mins.
    • Adam auditions Carly for Strictly English and Debbie (Suzi Martell) re-enacts her own first spanking.
  • For Being Impertinent (featuring Miss Chambers)
  • The German Au Pair (E30) 71 mins.
    • Zena (Zena Stones) the au pair is excited to learn that her employer Richard spanks his wife Samantha (Sam Johnson) -- which ends for her quite painfully.
  • The Girl Next Door (E47) 56 mins.
    • A dancer (Katja) repeatedly disturbs her neighbour, Mr Jones, by playing loud music.
  • Girl on Girl Spanking Special (E59 2005) 60 mins.
    • Excerpts from The German Au Pair, Hot and Sultry, Heads or Tails, Temperature Rising & Birchington Manor.
  • Good Girl, Bad Girl (E20) 36 mins.
    • Melanie (Barbie Mel) and Poppy are sent to the Headmaster for fighting.
  • Heads or Tails (E45) 60 mins.
    • Karen (Dublin O’Brien) and Penny (Sam Johnson) continue to let their landlord spank them as an alternative to paying rent.
    • Sequel to Double or Quits
  • Hot and Sultry (E07) 39 mins.
    • Through an argument over laundry, flatmates Danielle (Tiffany Jones) and Debbie (Suzi Martell) discover a mutual passion for spanking.
  • The House, Part 1: Victoria’s Room (E33 1995) 45 mins.
    • Annabelle (Lucy Bailey) threatens negligent house-mate Victoria with a spanking; Victoria (Gillian Taylor) prefers to submit to David (Stephen English).
  • The House, Part 2: The Bathroom (filmed 1995)
    • David (Stephen English) spanks Annabelle (Lucy Bailey) in a circular bath.
    • Technical problems with sound long delayed the release of this film in the form originally intended; extensive excerpts appear in Wet and Spanked and Spanked from Dawn to Dusk.
  • In the Red Again (E04 2001) 58 mins.
  • Little Red Apples (E68 1997) 62 mins.
    • Tiffany Jones and Wendy (Barbie Mel) play spanking games in the name of research for erotic novelist Mr Foster, who canes them both.
    • Sequel to Caught in the Act
  • Living Doll (E05) 56 mins.
    • Sharon (Suzi Martell) has erotic dreams about being spanked by Wayne.
  • Lucy’s Lucky Dip (Strictly English c.1995)
    • Lucy Bailey plays a game of spanking forfeits; released as four clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 49-52.
  • My Way or the Highway (E43 2006) 48 mins.
    • Ballet student Gillian (Leia-Ann Woods) gets away with manipulating her landlord Tony (Tom Cooper) until she borrows and damages his car.
  • A New Regime (2010) 35 mins.
    • John sets out to motivate his layabout lodger Sadie.
    • aka Double Trouble, Part 2 (E79)
  • Oops! I Did It Again! (E51 2007) 54 mins.
    • Guy discovers that his wife (Samantha Woodley) has crashed the car while driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Paperback Writer (E66 1997) 63 mins.
    • Tiffany Jones take a job as audio-typist for James Foster (Stephen English), an author of spanking novels, and meets his research assistant Wendy (Barbie Mel); when she types his story, she imagines the three of them enacting it.
    • Prequel to Caught in the Act
  • Payday (E65 1997) 56 mins.
    • Secretary Diana (Rachael) accepts a spanking every Friday for embezzling from her boss, Nick Davis; Sally Smith (Stephanie) arrives for a job interview after damaging his car in an accident.
  • Plaything (E10) 64 mins.
    • Deborah borrows her boss’s flat for a lesbian spanking session with Louise (Sacha Lievely); Geoffrey her boss returns unexpectedly.
  • The Problem with Maria 1: A Red-Bottom Day for Maria (E50) 61 mins.
    • Maria (Maria Martell) has spent on new clothes the money given her by Sean, her husband, to pay Charlie the gardener.
  • The Problem with Maria 2: Maria Needs a Firm Hand (E57) 72 mins.
    • Sean is unhappy that his wife Maria (Maria Martell) has allowed the gardener to spank her.
  • Relative Temptations (E36) 44 mins.
    • Debbie (Suzi Martell) fancies her brother-in-law Paul (Stephen English) and deliberately provokes him into spanking her.
    • Prequel to Spanked Sister-in-Law
  • Rosaleen's Diary: The Awakening of Innocence (E16 2003) 68 mins.
  • Royal Flush (E11 2003) 65 mins.
    • Uncle Tony, Arthur, and Bob, after playing poker, punish Tara (Rebeckah Jordan) for coming in late and Michelle (Suzi Martell) for cheating at cards.
  • Rude Awakening (E31) 40 mins.
    • When John returns early from a business trip, he is furious to find that his housekeeper Jane (Emma Brown) has held a party in his home without permission.
  • Samantha Woodley, An Exemplary Student (E44 2007) 51 mins.
    • When Professor Templeton offers Samantha Woodley extra tuition, she wonders if he is more interested in her behind than in her mind.
  • Severe Spanking Special (E26 2005) 61 mins.
    • Excerpts from Fax & Figures, Payday & Little Red Apples.
  • She Needs a Short Sharp Shock (E55) 64 mins.
    • At an offenders’ institution, a probation officer (Tom Cooper) gives Miss Wellington (Sam Johnson) the option of corporal punishment as an alternative to a custodial sentence.
  • Smacks of Blackmail (E13) 60 mins.
    • At the offices of a financial services firm, Mr MacIntosh accuses Laura (Sarah Harvey Lewis) and Diana (Maria Martell) of fraudulent mis-selling.
  • Spanked from Dawn to Dusk 59 mins.
    • Comprises Washday Blues and The House, Part 2, both starring Lucy Bailey.
  • Spanked Secretaries No.1: Antonia (E27 2005) 52 mins.
    • Guy takes his secretary Antonia (Leia-Ann Woods) to task for her arrogant behaviour to other members of staff; she refuses to apologise.
  • Spanked Secretaries No.2: Janet (E32 2005) 42 mins.
    • Having heard about Antonia’s spanking, Janet (Yasmin Garcia) provokes her boss Guy into giving her similar treatment.
  • Spanked Secretaries No.3: Sisters (E54) 42 mins.
    • Debbie (Suzi Martell) and Lisa (Maria Martell) have defrauded John Walker of £200.
  • Spanked Secretaries No.4: Emily (E64 2007) 60 mins.
    • Emily Davenport (Katja) will do anything to win the job of personal assistant to the managing director, Mr James.
  • Spanked Sister-in-Law (E56) 75 mins.
    • Paul (Stephen English) gets to spank both his wife Stella and his flirtatious sister-in-law Debbie (Suzi Martell).
  • A Strictly Private Investigation (E29) 52 mins.
    • Chris Sutton accuses Amanda Devlin (Stephanie) of insurance fraud.
  • Strictly the Cane (E38) 60 mins.
    • Excerpts from Fax & Figures, The Day of Reckoning at Birchington Manor, Dance of the Cane, The Brazilian Heiress, Pay Day & American Girl, English Cane.
  • The Taming of the Tease (E09 2001) 53 mins.
    • Kate accepts erotic punishment in the bedroom from her boyfriend Steve.
  • Temperature Rising (E24 1996) 33 mins.
    • Nurse Darling (Tiffany Jones) regularly submits to corporal punishment from Sister Bottomley (Lucy Bailey), as Dr Davis (Stephen English) is shocked to discover.
  • Temperature Rising Higher (E25 1996) 51 mins.
    • Dr Davis (Stephen English) asks Nurse Darling (Tiffany Jones) to assist in the further chastisement of Sister Bottomley (Lucy Bailey); then he accuses her of making ‘errors’ deliberately because she actually enjoys being spanked by the Sister.
    • Sequel to Temperature Rising
  • Trial by Ordeal (E41) 52 mins., co-written by Niki Flynn
    • When American author Rowan Morrison (Niki Flynn) settles in an English village, she breaks some ancient by-laws and finds herself subject to ‘guidance’ from the manorial court.
  • Uniform Punishments (E21) 35 mins.
    • The discovery of a copy of Janus in a girls’ college causes trouble for students Meche and Laura and also for the matron (Tiffany Jones).
    • aka Miscreants’ Academy, when released as clips in The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volumes 7 & 9-13.
  • Washday Blues (E06 1996) 42 mins.
    • Lazy housewife Jenny (Lucy Bailey) annoys husband Paul (Stephen English) by wearing his last clean shirt; then she cannot pay the tradesman who repairs the washing machine.
  • We're in Trouble (featuring Miss Parker)
  • Wet and Spanked (E37) 57 mins.
    • Excerpts from Caught in the Act, The House, Part 2: The Bathroom', Birchington Manor 3 and other films.
  • Wrong End of the Stick (E23) 48 mins.
    • Sharon (Zoe) misleads Uncle Steve and her Headmaster (Stephen English) into supposing that Miss Davis (Amanda Lewis) has paddled her for no good reason.
  • You Won't Feel a Thing (E08 2001) 60 mins.
    • While under anaesthetic, Mr Dobson dreams that the dentist, Chris (Paul Kennedy), is spanking his assistants, Mandy (Sam Johnson) and Julia (Kara Jayne Dempsey).

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