The Happy Valley
The film is based on the true story of Juanita Carberry. It is set in Kenya in the 1930s.
The spanking scenes
She gets thrown out of school, and her father employs a governess, Ms. Tapsell, who is a young and attractive lady. He tells Ms. Tapsell that Juanita is very bad behaved, a liar and a thief, and needs punishment.
Juanita is instructed to go to the school room. Her father and Ms. Tapsell enter and her father takes a seat instructing and watching Ms. Tapsell caning Juanita. She has to bend over an armchair and is caned over the seat of her shorts, F/f.
|“||You'll find what you're looking for in the top of the desk. (...) Over the armchair, for Christ's sake. (...) Very good, Tappy. But for what I'm paying you I expect a little more... effort. (...) Better. Much better!||”|
|— Juanita's father in the first spanking scene|
A second spanking (eight strokes of the cane given for spying on a love scene involving her governess) is similar to the first one.
Finally Juanita is given a cruel beating with a sjambok. Her father tells her, "Well, Miss... I think this calls not just for punishment, but for severe punishment." Juanita understands what he means by that, unbuttons her shorts and lets them slide down. Ms. Tapsell returns with the sjambok and Juanita's father instructs her "Beat her." The spanking takes place in the same position, bent over the armchair, but this time on the seat of her drawers (F/f). When her father is dissatisfied with the impression the punishment (despite its severity) makes on the girl (who is determined to remain stoic), he grabs the sjambok ("Give me that bloody whip!") and delivers additional blows as hard as he can (M/f) until the girl passes out. Later, she is seen having returned to consciousness, but hardly able to walk.