Sunday, September 28, 2008

What Should A Slave Girl Look Like (in a sword and sandal movie)?

AKA: The Hottitude of Servitude

A screen cap from the new "Age of Conan" video game. Oh, there's gonna be some sore thumbs created by this one.

On my Bondagerotica site I have a new article "What Should A Slavegirl Look Like (in a Sword and Sandal Film)" aka "The Hottitude of Servitude". Basically, it's a primer for sword and sandal filmmakers on how to use slavegirl imagery to crank up the hottitude in a sword and sandal film to any desired level. So many filmmakers have been abject failures in this respect that I really felt I ought to help them out.

There's also a series of visual analyses of sexy slave girl scenes though some are admittedly not so sexy -- failure can be as instructive as success, and there's a lot more instruction of that sort available anyway.

In addition, there's also a Slavegirl Scene Hottidunal Index that attempts to create a rough guide to how powerfully various slavegirl accoutrements and behaviors, such as bondage gear, skimpy or no clothing, and sexual activity, will affect a scene among a mostly vanilla audience. I know there's a lot of subjectivity in that area, I just tried to create a general framework for judging the hottitude of a given slavegirl scene. All the scene in my visual analyses are ranked according to the index, with plenty of explanation about whytheir index ranking is misleading. I figure, better me than someone else.

The article includes caps from Arena, Gor, Star Trek, Flash Gordon, HBO's series "Rome," Warrior Queen, Arabian Nights, Hercules and the Captive Women, Deathstalker, Barbarian Queen, Quest of the Delta Nights, the Age of Conan video game, Mei King, Invincible Barbarian, Star Wars, Alien Sex Files 3, Cleopatra 2525, Alien Apocalypse, Son of Sinbad and ... other stuff.

It was a huge amount of fun putting this article together, I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. (It's unlikely, but I'm rooting for you.)


venoms5 said...

Great article, Pat. Love the Sabrina Siani and DEATHSTALKER pics. And you're spot on about Carrie Fisher's Slave Leia in RETURN OF THE JEDI. I remember feeling a great disturbance in The Force as an 8 year old upon catching that movie in the theater.

Pat Powers said...

Thanks for the kind words. Slave Leia is indeed a remarkable phenom, and a lot of fun, too.