Nine and a half weeks -- was there spanking in any version of the movie?
Posted by KFGauss
I'm guessing the movie version of 9 1/2 weeks with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke may have been the hottest movie for spankos in the whole of the 1980s. The frustrating thing with the version I've seen is that in places where spanking scenes have clearly been built up to -- those scenes are "missing in action". Which makes me wonder whether those scenes might have been included in a version of the movie that perhaps was been shown in Europe where tastes are a little freer in such matters.
I know there's a book the movie is based on, which I haven't read.
Here are some clips from that movie set to a song that I don't think is from the movie
This pic (below) might have been where Mickey laid down a trail of paper money across the floor and told Kim to crawl on her hands and knees towards him, picking it up. And when she didn't immediately do that, he took off his belt and smacked it hard on the floor. At the time it didn't seem like he was very far away from smacking it across Kim's lightly-clothed bottom.
And the next pic might have been when he left her alone in his apartment for a long time and she was getting bored. So she started to look through his closets and drawers and not long after that the phone rang and he started to quiz her about being "a bad girl". Then when he got back, he told her he was surprised she was still here and that he wanted her to raise her dress and stand against the wall. He said he was going to give her a spanking for being such a bad,nosy girl. That's the spanking we never saw.
Here is some cover art from various releases of the movie:
I remember reading in some airline magazine back in the early 80s about what an influential experience it had been for Kim to do the movie. She's definitely is good at playing vulnerable.
Karl Friedrich Gauss
Edited 8 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2009 08:38PM by KFGauss.
I don't know about the movie, but i did read the book. It is a small almost pamphlet sized book. It is very bleak and to the point. One chapter lists what "sir" did and goes on to list about eighteen things including whipping her and removing her tampon to leaving her stretched on her tiptoes naked hung at the living room wall while he watched tv. The next chapter entitled "What I did!" had one word, "NOTHING!". In another chapter he dresses her as a man, and then uses her like one, it goes on and on. Very little description other than the facts.
I believe it ends at the end of nine-and-a-half weeks and she goes to a sanatorium or something like that to recover. Not a good "sales leader" for the world of submission or anything connected to it. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they were comtemplating turning themselves over to another human being, lock-stock and barrel for the next few months, then it might merit a read.
Personally, I took the whole thing as a needy person, unable to take responsibilty for her life only putting that reponsibility on another and then regretting her choice as his fault in the end. She obviously had problems and needs, she just overdid it. It's like a heart patient taking all their nitro at once and then blaming the pills for killing them. No responsibility at all.
Oh well, probably killed the movie in this process as well! Sorry!
Rumours have circulated for years about an 'uncut' 200-minute version of this movie, but it seems that rumours are all they were. And although the version released in Europe was slightly longer than the US release, it only included threats and no actual spanking. A great pity - Kim was quite deliciously spankable. (Come to that, she still is.)
No, no spanking in any version of this movie.
A few years ago, Eve Howard of Shadow Lane wrote a column about Nine and a half Weeks (1986) in which she excoriated the film for not having the guts to show the spanking. Apparently (I didn't see the film), there is a scene where, after having put the Kim Basinger character through one humiliation after another, Mickey Rourke says to her: "I think you need a good spanking!" And then, Kim -- very uncharacteristically in her role -- shouts at him: "Who do you think you ARE?" Mickey didn't follow up. The film makers didn't let us see what, in 1986, Hollywood decided we could NOT see.
But since then, we have had a mini-renaissance of spankings in movies. In 1992, we saw one of the best spankings of all time, in Love Crimes, with Paul Bergin walloping the beautiful Sean Young over his knee; in 2002, we got two films with spankings in them, Secretary and Federal Protection. Fast forward to 2007, and there are two more: Normal Adolescent Behavior and Adrift in Manhattan. Meanwhile, on TV's premium networks, we saw one of the GREAT all-time TV spankings, in Weeds, just last year. Showtime has also featured one-swat spankings in Californication. So things may be picking up.
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