Longtime readers of this blog will probably have fond memories for the Spanking Epics movies that were produced (so far as the internet public was aware) by Bethany, who was spanko-internet-famous for her very early spanking stories site Bethany’s Woodshed and who now publishes a fine assortment of spanking and erotic romance ebooks at Blushing Books. (Full disclosure: Bethany was an early supporter and sponsor of Spanking Blog, and maintained an advertising relationship here for many years.)
Spanking Blog published reviews of several Spanking Epics titles, and like many others in the spanking community, my Bethie and I were generally quite impressed with their movies, which had better acting than most, great costumes, and a wider variety of sets and scenes than was typical. But sadly, after a few years they stopped releasing new titles. At some point — when I stumbled over some Spanking Epics clips at the famous Wasteland BDSM site — I became aware that Colin and Angie Rowntree’s Phoenix Group, which produces Wasteland, had all along been a quiet partner in the Spanking Epics movie venture.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, when I was playing around with some test spanking queries on Colin’s new porn search engine Boodigo. When the Spanking Epics link popped up prominently on Boodigo, I clicked through to find a “coming soon” announcement page with a relaunch countdown timer. It was short on details, so I just made an interested mental note and moved on.
And then this morning, I learned via twitter of this post by Joe at The Spanking Resource:
I’m now part of the team running Spankingepics.com — some of the (in my opinion) best damn domestic discipline spanking movies around!
It all happened by accident. I was in Chicago for an adult expo roughly two weeks before the summer Crimson Moon spanking party. While at Exxxotica I ran into two amazing women. One of these women is Angie, the creator of one of the best porn for women sites I have seen. The second was Bethany of Blushing Books. After some talking, we ended up having an amazing dinner with two of my co-workers and Angie’s husband Colin, the creator of Wasteland.com, a very yummy BDSM website. I found out that the three of them were the driving force behind Spanking Epics. This blew my mind, one of my favorite and first spanking movies came from that site.
After much talking and a couple glasses of wine we decided to work together on re-launching the site. So now Epics is live and starting to sell direct download content. We will produce new movies in the very near future!
Of course the most exciting part of this news is that there will be new movies from Spanking Epics. Given the passage of years and what look like at least some changes on the creative team, we’ll have to wait and see if the new movies are as good as the old ones. Keep your fingers crossed, people!