A few weeks ago, I received an email from Rosaleen Young. She told me that she was a nineteen-year-old fetish model from London and that she was about to shoot her first spanking video for a major production house. She asked me if I had any ideas as to what would make for a good spanking production. After we corresponded a few times, I told this amazingly bright young woman to just go with her instincts. She knows what turns her on. It is often hard to believe that Ms. Young is but nineteen years of age. She is very smart, well read and ambitious. Her spanking fantasies can be traced to her earliest childhood memories. She recalls being turned on by nursery rhymes. During our pre-interview, Rosaleen told me that at six years of age, she would lie in bed and make up ” mind-movies” in which her bottom was punished in some way. I was very pleased when this future star of the spanking cinema agreed to talk to me.
David: Hi Rosaleen. Thank you so much for doing this interview with me. So you are destined to be the biggest star in spanking cinema?
Rosaleen: That would be a dream come true but I am very new to the spanking modeling scene. I have only done one video and a few photosets so far, and so I have a lot of work ahead of me. For now I just want to do the best I can and have fun.
David: Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself? What sort of things interest you?
Rosaleen: Oooh, this is always a difficult one. Ironically, you will probably learn more about me through my answers to other questions. I am a 19 year-old submissive from London…er…um….Ok, good points: I am enthusiastic, creative and deep-thinking. Bad points… this is easier (laugh): I am lazy, a procrastinator, conceited, especially about my bottom and intellect, hot-tempered and stubborn. I have many interests – mainly either artistic or scientific. I love acting, singing, ballet, traveling, reading, writing, swimming, eating in restaurants, going to the theatre/cinema/gallery. I’m not a big one for socialising – too shy and reclusive but I do like play-based fetish clubs as they bring me out of my shell. Oh, and I have no dominant tendencies whatsoever – one hundred percent submissive.
David: I just heard that you just finished shooting your first spanking video. I know that you have to keep some things under your hat, but could you tell our readers about your experience?
Rosaleen: I was very lucky because the company allowed me full creative input. I wrote the plot, cast the actor, organised the costumes and found the venue. I love to collect Victorian clothing and wanted to do a sequence set in that era. The experience itself was incredibly fun. I got spanked over-the-knee, paddled and birched. The birching was wonderful and a great challenge physically. It is a fantastic, old-fashioned implement and rarely seen in videos today. I left covered in deep bruises and desperate to make another one as soon as possible.
David: I understand that you started you career as a teen fashion model. What sort of modeling was this? I mean did you do runway modelling, photo work or both?
Rosaleen: Unfortunately, at five feet two inches, I am a little too petite for the catwalk. I mainly did photographic work advertising a range of different products and stores. It was well-paid but there was little artistic integrity in any of it. I moved into teen glamour …tasteful nude, which I still do. It is more fun and tease-y and gives me the money I need to do the spanking/bondage and fine art work that I truly love.
David: How did you make the transition into becoming a fetish model? Who have you worked for in the industry?
Rosaleen: To be honest, I actually had no idea that the spanking/bondage market was so huge. I kick myself now as I wish I had got into it a lot sooner. There are a couple of spanking magazines over here in England. My friend, Earl Grey, worked for one of them and so I approached one of the others. I ended up with my own “diary” every issue. I loved writing and modelling for it but, after a while, I felt that they began to take advantage of me and so I quit. That is when I began to discover and approach the Internet BDSM sites. I had a two-week trip to the U.S. and was fortunate enough to work for some of the huge bondage sites over there. I worked for Bedroom Bondage, Bondage Café, Fetish Nation, Gwenmedia, Bindher and Erotic Distress. When I came home I was all fired up and ready to set up my own little site. I was thrilled to team up with Dr Matty from Shackled Maidens and everything really started from there.
David: Is it true that you are a virgin? I read that. I’m sorry, is that too personal? You don’t have to answer that.
Rosaleen: No, that’s fine. I am actually proud of it …sad I know. (giggle) It is a rare occurrence in today’s society but, although I make no judgments on anyone else’s decisions, I was raised in a strict Presbyterian family. I have held onto certain Christian morals, no sex before marriage being one of them.
David: Do you remember when you first became interested in spanking?
Rosaleen: I have had submissive feelings for as long as I can remember. I recall being interested in nursery rhymes that involved spanking, like Little Polly Flinders and the Queen of Hearts, when I was about 4 years old. I always imagined myself as the spankee. Later, I began to secretly read darker novels with BDSM themes, like Story of O and the works of DeSade, in order to understand myself a bit more. One day, during my early teens, I remember locking myself in my cupboard and spanking myself with a wooden coat-hanger just to experience what an erotic spanking felt like. Basically, my submission has been a part of me since childhood. I do not understand why or what produced it. All I know is that it is the core of my sexual and psychological self.
David: Were you spanked as a child? What am I saying… you are a kid. (laugh) Were you spanked when you were younger?
Rosaleen: Yes, I received many spankings from my parents. There were firm believers in the Bible’s ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’ policy. There was nothing sexual about those punishments though. They were purely for discipline.
David: I don’t know if you have read my interviews with stars of the spanking video erotica world, but they all tell similar stories. How does that make you feel? What I mean is, does it make you feel less alone?
Rosaleen: It is always welcoming to read about the experiences of others. I grew up with my submissiveness feeling like a freak. Learning that others feel this way has helped me to accept myself the way I am.
David: So, at this point in your life, what are your career goals in the spanking world?
Rosaleen: I hope to continue modelling for spanking films, as I truly adore live-action. I would love to make my own videos one day but it is not financially viable at the moment. My website is ticking over. The token system never renders high profits but it is more a place to show off and explore my fantasies in my own way. My most exciting project is my book of short stories/poems. ‘Fantasies of a Young Submissive’ should be released in August 2003 from Chimera Books …oops, gratuitous plug alert! (both laugh) I have put a lot of love into it and have high hopes for success.
David: Rosaleen, you are just too cute. Thank you so much for talking with me. I hope all of your wishes come true. Stay in touch, ok?
Rosaleen: My pleasure, David. Thank you for you help, advice and kindness. All the best and happy spankings to all.