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The wonderfully erotic face of Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus

At least there are some certainties left in this world. For me, one is the timeless eternal beauty of the face of the late Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus, which is on tonight 6/14/17 at 10 p.m. EST on Turner Classic Movies. I took this screen shot from the trailer. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it. A wondrous mix of the spiritual, the erotic, and the dramatic.

Whether in this film, or The Hucksters, or From Here to Eternity, I find her one of the sexiest women in movies. Oh yes!

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2017 in Erotica, history of erotica

 

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Vanessa Williams in playfully stern auntie mode…

I snapped this pic in the subway the other day…

To me she’s saying, “Naughty, naughty. I caught you doing bad things & now I’m going to chastise you.” Okey-dokey, ma’am! 😉

 

It’s an advertisement for a new program about the battling female co-hosts of a daytime talk show. But what I like is how Vanessa Williams looks like she’s in a playfully stern auntie mode, wagging her forefinger at us like the ladies do in those British femdom videos, ladies who are so good at reproving naughty boys before putting them over their laps for a little bare bottom spankie-wankie… 😮

Somehow the seedy background of the subway wall seems to work with this. I could have snapped the advertisement on the street, but this is more interesting to me.

I’m sorry, Miss Vanessa, I promise never to do it again…whatever it was that I did! 😉

 

 

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Femdom seduction during the American Revolution!

Eighteenth century ladies have always been icons of erotica to me.

Self-portrait of 18th century artist Marie-Gabrielle Capet

My parents took me to see the blockbuster historical comedy Tom Jones when I was twelve in ’63 or ’64. That might’ve started this fetish for me, I guess! But it’s not a major fetish, I want to emphasize; just pleasant daydreams of decorous ladies or feisty wenches in frilly finery…

I had an adolescent yen for the movie’s “bad girl” Diane Cilento and “nice girl” Susannah York

 

Or maybe when I was eight years old I saw some foxy doxy on an episode of The Swamp Fox, the 1959 Disney tv series starring the pre-comedic Leslie Nielsen as the Revolutionary War Hero Francis Marion. I remember I had a 45 rpm yellow vinyl record of the theme song which is here on YouTube, a ditty which I just heard for the first time in maybe 58 years while writing this post! 😉

Way back before The Naked Gun series, Leslie Nielsen was a standard leading man type

 

Currently I’m in a state of “withdrawal” from a fantastic novel I picked up around Christmas that took three months to read. It was Eagle in the Sky by F. Van Wyck Mason, a story of the last year of the American Revolution from the viewpoint of three young doctors. Reading this skillfully written historical fiction was like taking a trip into 1780-1781. It was 500 pages long of small type, and I read slowly both to savor the story and to study the writer’s techniques and take notes. When I was done the other night, I really felt a pang of withdrawal, like: “You mean, there’s no more?”

The aged dust jacket is a bit tattered, but I kind of liked that…had a certain charm like that of beautiful ruins…

 

Among the many entertaining, informative, and enlightening aspects of the book, besides its depiction of 18th century medical methods, sea and land battles, morals and etiquette, clothing, and living quarters, were the romantic entanglements of its characters. And to my delight, one of the doctors gets entangled with a femme fatale wealthy young widow named Emma who is clearly out to entrance him and nab him for her own:

She totally manipulates Lucius into doing exactly what she wants, against his usual survival instincts which are the result of his  rough, low-born upbringing.

Now, finding femdom images and writing on the Internet or especially Twitter these days is of course commonplace, but finding the same kind of “hypnodomme” concepts in the context of a novel published in 1948 about the War of Independence is especially pleasurable! Did you note in the excerpt above how she entrances him with her eyes? And the vivid description of her hair, lips, and clothing is quite sensual.

Mason is unjustly forgotten today, but he had an amazing life and the three novels of his I’ve read were all exciting combinations of history, romance, and action. His characters tended to be stereotypes in the central casting mold (for example, when I read Eagle in the Sky I imagined young versions of Randolph Scott, Henry Fonda, and Zachary Scott as the three male protagonists) but nonetheless Mason’s people come vividly and intimately to life through their passions and adventures. Here are his two other books I read:

Both were set in the ancient world, and the sexy Tom Dunn covers well portray what’s actually inside the stories

 

When I was reading Eagle in the Sky I kept picturing who might play the female characters in a film of the 1940s. And Linda Darnell, a superb cinema temptress in that era, would have been perfect as Emma. Here she is in the 17th century drama Forever Amber.

One of the greatest femmes fatale of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

In my own writing, I’ve only done a handful of historical stories, one being my ebook The Sins of Dr. Jekyll (available here on Amazon), but it’s something I’d like to do again, so that’s why I read these books carefully to pick up tips from a master about how to evoke bygone eras. And when I read F. Van Wyck Mason I feel like I’m in a different century. He puts you in the scene but doesn’t explain all the historical references about the physical world or the culture–which makes a reader feel either like a contemporary of the characters, one who is assumed to understand all the details of life in those days; or like a time traveler gazing in mute wonder at how things were so different in the past…not necessarily understanding all the references and customs, but happy to observe and go along for the ride.

So do check out F. Van Wyck Mason’s books if you enjoy historical fiction!

I will have to admit my version of Victorian London owes more to Hammer Films than any in-depth historical research! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dominatrices and the New York City tabloids…

Every once in awhile, it seems to me, the New York City tabloids either run a review of a memoir by a ex-dominatrix about her career, or an interview with a currently working mistress about her recent activities, philosophy, and slaves.

For example, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, the New York Daily News ran this spread:

It’s Sherryl Connelly’s preview of Jenny Nordbak’s new memoir, entitled The Scarlett Letters.

You can find the full text of the article with larger pictures here. It tells of Jenny, aka “Mistress Scarlett,” and her apprenticeship, evolution, and success in the BDSM world, with the goal of excelling as a professional switch, both domme and sub, in a Los Angeles dungeon; and how she sometimes had scenes with the likes of Hollywood stars.

However, at this stage of the game in our culture, the fact that women choose to whip and abuse men for money is not news. It has been reported on so many times as to have become mundane, although obviously still interesting. It is one profitable aspect of the “women getting even with men” or “women turning the tables on men” industry.

So if women dominating dudes for dough is an old story, perhaps someday the tabloids will take the time and interest to look at the other side of the coin, getting the perspectives of the men who crave such punishment, and what they think of themselves and of the women who dish it out—before those ladies put aside their riding crops for keyboards to write yet another addition to the ever-growing shelf of “dommemoirs,” if I may coin a term with two words that visually mesh so well.

As a starting point, writers of these future tabloid (or broadsheet or website) articles about submissive men might take a look at femdom erotica written by men: specifically, the horny yet thoughtful variety of sex stories which not only describe male submission to dominant women, but also examine the feelings and motivations that go along with the experience. If I may be so immodest 😉 ,  my own femdom fiction is a good place to start, readily available in Kindle ebooks at Amazon here! 🙂

My most recent ebook as of this writing!

 

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Crushing on sexy Sixties British actress Margaret Lee…

I have the late-middle-age equivalent of a schoolboy crush on pretty and perky British actress Margaret Lee. Sometimes she’s blonde, or sometimes she’s a redhead, as you see in the pic below. She starred in many a 1960s Eurospy and sword & sandal movie. I collect and watch her old films when I can find them, such as SAMSON AND THE SEA BEASTS which I found at Sinister Cinema here. I initially found out about her in a book called Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television 1962-1973, by Tim Lisanti and Louis Paul, available on Amazon here.

Here are a couple of pix from the Samson movie which I snapped of Margaret from my tv screen. She was just tossed to the floor by a villain, but you can see the feisty gleam of defiance in her eyes.

I don’t know if that was her real voice or some other actress’s dubbing, but in some films she sounds a little like Audrey Hepburn. Which is extra-sexy coming out of Margaret’s voluptuous body.

 

The legs dangling over the pit while Samson fights with a crocodile are Margaret’s. She screams at the menacing reptile with some real Fay Wray-style lung power!

Although she finds herself in a “damsel in distress” situation, Margaret is no shrinking violet in this fun flick.

I’m making some more pix of Margaret from one of her spy movies, and I’ll post those soon!


You might ask, what does a post like this have to do with a blog called EROTICA IS MY TRADE? Well, these are the types of features I used to like to concoct for the adult magazines I edited and for which I wrote for more than four decades. But since sex publications have basically disappeared in the last couple of years, and I primarily work for hardcore websites and/or Twitter doing explicit porn writing, I’m just doing stuff like this for my own pleasure, and yours, on this blog. Practicing my trade, you might say, and having fun! I hope it’s fun and entertaining for you too.

 

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Surrender to the writer you NEED!

DON’T FIGHT IT. YOU’LL FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ACCEPT IT. 

SURRENDER…SURRENDER…SURRENDER…

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YOU NEED A GOOD WRITER TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR PROJECTS. YOU KNOW YOU DO.

You’ve been fighting it, trying to save pennies, but you keep coming back to the fact that…

You need a reliable, creative, and versatile wordsmith and you need him now.

SO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER…

PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE with my dependable service and inventive prose, as well as my understanding of what is effective and memorable about erotic photography and video. I was basically a creative director for porn magazines for almost thirty years, overseeing every aspect of the issues I worked on. I would still be doing that, as well as writing for the Web, if the adult magazine business hadn’t essentially disappeared because of all the free stuff on the Internet.

So here’s what you do next. Check out these samples showing you the range of the things I’ve written just in the last couple of years, right up to the present. Click on the image to enlarge it. The first two are from the DDF Network, for whom I wrote from 2010 to 2015.

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Video description, DDF Network, October 2014

 

Introductory copy for Euro Teen Erotica at the DDF Network

Introductory copy for Euro Teen Erotica at the DDF Network

 

Erotic short story--click this link to read it: https://filthy.media/rebound-sex-or-love

A short story in my favored style of “Erotic Realism” which mixes sex with characterization

 

You can read the above story here, at the Filthy Media site. I also wrote, in a six month contract job that just ended in November 2016, over 100,000 words (coming to 300 pages) of erotic fiction (one hundred and twenty 800-900-word stories) for a major adult site, not under my pen name but under the bylines of various anonymous people writing in “sexual confession” style. Otherwise I’d post links of that work here too.

Some of the other writing I do now is on social media. I tweet at @DommeAddiction for the femdom site DommeAddiction.com. Here are samples of my tweets, in which I mix words with emojis and photos to good effect. My tweets have helped gained thousands of new followers for this Twitter feed since I started working for them in the spring of 2016.

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For a completely different change of pace for me—since previously I’d only written about femdom (females dominating males) when it comes to BDSM—I have recently written women-in-bondage copy for FetishPros.com:

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And on the stands as of this writing (January 2017), in the newsstand publication FORCED WOMANHOOD issue #82, is my new in-depth interview with the legendary crossdressing expert Veronica Vera, all about the “forced feminization” fetish:

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I’ve also done a lengthy interview with Miss Vera and her cross dresser academy, appearing around the same time in TRANSFORMATION #100.

 

Another article I wrote recently was a memorial/biographical piece about the late legend of erotic filmmaking Candida Royalle, who passed away in 2015. It was published in Penthouse FORUM January 2016 and is available in a digital copy here.

The article is "The Really Groovy Life of Candida Royalle," the title coming from something an old school friend of hers said.

The article is “The Really Groovy Life of Candida Royalle,” the title coming from something an old school friend of hers said.

 

And finally, here is the latest femdom erotica ebook I have just published, available at Amazon!

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So there you have examples of some of my recent, ever-versatile work. I write vanilla and I write kink of different kinds. You can also see more about my writing if you go to my portfolio WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU? right here on this blog. That’s where you’ll find my email address; it’s at the bottom of the portfolio. Or you can send me a direct message (DM) on Twitter @irvoneil.

Whatever your writing needs, I’m ready to help you fulfill them. YOU KNOW YOU NEED A WRITER LIKE ME. Video descriptions, short stories, tweets; or perhaps you’d like me to ghostwrite an ebook for you?

The possibilities are endless when I’m on the job, because…

EROTICA IS MY TRADE.

So hire the writer you NEED…NEED…NEED! 

 

~~And as you see, I can also write with a sense of humor! 😉

 

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The Lady Godiva of the New York Post

Gotta love the New York Post. I was tucking into a hardworking freelance porn writer’s humble lunch of American cheese sandwich and jalapeno potato chips when I turned to page 3 of the 7/7/16 edition, only to see this photo by Mona Kuhn for the August 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar:

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I guess you might say I was having the “Lady Godiva and Cheese” special! But I also stopped in mid-bite, as I knew I had to record this gustatory and aesthetic moment with my point-and-shoot camera. It says in the caption that the lovely centaurix is Emily Ratajkowski, one of those names I’ve heard of but whose accomplishments I am unfamiliar with, as she no doubt is unfamiliar with mine. In any case, she makes a fetching Lady Godiva-like figure, and reminded me that I have an old poster of the 1955 Maureen O’Hara movie Lady Godiva that I should try to sell for a few bucks one of these days at the flea market.

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I think it’s no coincidence that the article next to the picture is entitled “Scorcher Torture,” referring to the NYC heat wave we’re experiencing, but of course I also took it as a not so subliminal reference to Emily, the brunette goddess who on her steed so blithely gave so many of us blueballs today. Pretty feet has Miss Emily, too, for those of us attuned to such details!

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Erotica, history of erotica

 

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