Patty of A Creative Spanked Wife has posted a nice review of the spanking video The Schoolmaster’s Revenge (which I also liked when I reviewed it). Patty also includes some commentary about spanking video reviews in general, and makes one very good point: sites that focus on reviewing spanking videos don’t always have the best interests of the consumer in mind, and may not tell you if a video stinks.
Since I sometimes review videos on Spanking Blog (and cheerfully accept review copies from spanking video producers — consider this a big “hint hint nudge nudge” to the outfits who aren’t sending me review copies yet) I figure I owe you all a statement of my review policy.
Which is, simply: Life is too short to write bad reviews. If a video stinks, I don’t want to waste my time writing a bad review. And you won’t see the review here. Truly bad spanking videos should languish in well-deserved obscurity, without any extra attention from me.
Mind you, I’ve never seen a perfect spanking video. These are usually low-budget semi-amateur projects in the porn industry, in a niche without many experienced actors, directors, or videographers. There are always things not to like. So my strategy is to lead with what I liked about the video, then include a section on what I didn’t like, and wrap up with a summary that acknowledges the defects but emphasizes what I liked. The net result is a positive-sounding review (or I won’t write it) that also identifies whatever I didn’t like so much about the movie.
Bottom line: Video reviews are my honest opinion. I’m not for sale — or, at least, not for the retail value of a porn video.