In the last week I’ve had the pleasure of meeting via Twitter a dominant young New York City girl of Eurasian extraction who goes by the nom de domme Vesper Lynd and as @HeiressVesper for her tweets, and so far has made a couple of femdom clips for the Clips4Sale studio Deadlier than the Male. She is mesmerizing in her bestselling clip “Conniving Secretary,” which rocketed high on the Clips4Sale charts, and you can read more about it and the studio here.
What is especially interesting to me is how Miss Vesper enjoys my femdom ebooks Learning to be Cruel and Learning to be Cruel Part 2, and has said on Twitter how much she identifies with my creation Miss Meirong, the graduate student and bookstore clerk who enslaves freelance writer Lester Cronkberg in the two parts of the novella.
I have openly expressed my admiration for “Conniving Secretary” to Miss Vesper on Twitter, and these three screencaps I made show her at her beautiful best as she weaves her web around her slave in this video!
When I told Miss Vesper (she allows me to call her “Miss,” which I like to do with dommes as a sign of respect and awe) that I had watched “Conniving Secretary” four times, she told me to watch it a fifth time and then report back which moments in the clip had struck me with particular force.
I readily did as she requested. (In the movie, she points to the floor when it’s time for the male to get down at her feet. Metaphorically, by requesting I watch the video a fifth time, Miss Vesper pointed me to the floor, and–metaphorically again–I kneeled willingly.)
It would be great to write femdom clips around Miss Vesper’s charismatic persona, as I am sure the results would be tantalizing. From 1987 through 2003 I wrote twenty-five full-length screenplays for all the top actresses and adult industry studios–Masseuse 3 with Taylor Hayes, an original script of mine with several femdom elements including forced housework and cuckolding, won the XRCO Award for Best Picture of 1998–so it would exciting to write sinema again, and this time totally with the femdom focus close to my heart and hard-on!
I’ll keep you posted…
UPDATE, 3/4/15: Since the above was written, Miss Vesper has written a review of Learning to be Cruel Part 2 on Amazon, although it really discusses the impact of both parts. You can find it here.
Meanwhile, I was chatting online with Lawrence, the head honcho of Deadlier than the Male studios, and we got into a discussion of classic femme fatale fiction. I’ve always believed that the noir spider ladies are the antecedents for the dommes of today. Mainstream paperback noir fiction of the 50s was a sublimated version of femdom. The women enslaved their men but they just didn’t use the overt dominant/submissive roleplaying we see in media today. Instead of having their men do naughty things in bookstores (as Meirong has Lester do in Part 2 of Learning to be Cruel), the noir gals would send their men off to ruination through crime or punishing adulterous trysts, just to use two examples.
Anyway, Lawrence asked me to tell him who some of my favorite noir authors are, especially with a femme fatale focus:
The first one I thought of was David Goodis: his book Behold This Woman is really full of femdom vibes. I haven’t read it in many years but I never forgot it for the scene where the femme fatale brutally hits some guy–I think her husband?–I’d never quite read a scene like that before. According to what I’ve read, in real life Goodis was into picking up big black ladies to verbally abuse him. And the novel was supposedly inspired by his commanding ex-wife.
If you to the site of Captain Ahab’s Rare Books you can see a personal note that Goodis gave with the book to a friend, and read more of the outrageous plotline as well as learn the price of this extremely rare edition.
Goodis’s books are so intense I can only read one every two or three years. In his novel Of Tender Sin, a female chides a male for enjoying housework! If that isn’t out of a femdom scenario, I don’t what is.
Another author I like is Charles Williams, and his novel A Touch of Death has one of the greatest final scenes of a femme fatale kissing off her chump in ANY book. Might be my favorite. Available through Hard Case Crime with a sensational cover by Chuck Pyle:
Another author I like is Bruno Fischer, whose work dated back to the early pulp days. His last novel The Evil Days is a very twisty book set in suburbia, maybe his best with some tricky female maneuvers.
John D. MacDonald, John McPartland, Lawrence Block, and Gil Brewer are other authors who have good noirish deadly or at least edgy and feisty females in their books.
And though not a 50s paperback writer, the Japanese novelist and short story writer Junichiro Tanizaki, in his fantastic Seven Japanese Tales, has many femme fatale femdommish motifs AND an explicitly deadly female tale called (if I recall correctly) “Tattoo,” about a nice girl who gets a spider tattoo on her back and “transitions” into her dark dominant power. Very erotic, although definitely NOT erotica–just juicy with intense insights into psychosexual issues. His classic novel Naomi, about a guy who creates his own dominatrix, in a sense, was so influential that a Japanese BDSM film actress, Naomi Tani, named herself after the title character. However, as far as I know, Naomi Tani ironically played submissive females in her movies, while the Naomi of the novel turns out to be anything BUT submissive. Tanizaki’s novels are loaded with foot fetishism, cuckold fantasies, and other kinks.
So these are a few of the authors I like, and who have helped set me on my own road of creating femmes fatale in my stories. Check ‘em out, and again, take a look at the new femme fatale Vesper here.
Although I made the screencaps, all the images of Vesper Lynd from “Conniving Secretary” are © 2015 DieForher.com.