Spanking With The Stars

Definition of celebrity: ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense ‘solemn ceremony’): from Old French celebrite or Latin celebritas, from celeber, celebr- ‘frequented or honored.’

Source Wikipedia: Athletes in Ancient Greece were welcomed home as heroes, had songs and poems written in their honor, and received free food and gifts from those seeking celebrity endorsement. Ancient Rome similarly lauded actors and notorious gladiators, and Julius Caesar appeared on a coin in his own lifetime (a departure from the usual depiction of battles and divine lineage).

In the early 12th century, Thomas Becket became famous following his murder. He was promoted by the Christian Church as a martyr and images of him and scenes from his life became widespread in just a few years. In a pattern often repeated, what started out as an explosion of popularity (often referred to with the suffix ‘mania’) turned into a long-lasting fame: pilgrimages to Canterbury Cathedral where he was killed became instantly fashionable and the fascination with his life and death have inspired plays and films.

The cult of personality (particularly in the west) can be traced back to the Romantics in the 18th Century, whose livelihood as artists and poets depended on the currency of their reputation. The establishment of cultural hot-spots became an important factor in the process of generating fame: for example, London and Paris in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Newspapers started including gossip columns and certain clubs and events became places to be seen in order to receive publicity.

“What’s the Fall lineup looking like?”
“Pretty bad. Those streaming sites are eating our lunch.”
“Guys, we need some original content here.”
“Well…”
“Go on, spit it out. It can’t be any worse than your last idea.”
Spanking With The Stars.”
“Okay… I was wrong.”
“No! It’s a great idea!”
“Really? This isn’t cable you know, the FCC is still stuck in the last century when it comes to kink.”
“Listen guys! Look, if HBO can do GOT and STARZ can do the Outlander, we can show spanking. It’s 50 shades of whatever, and it’s about time we seized the initiative.”
“I can’t see how we could possibly round up enough celebs—even C-list—to even make a pilot. It’s a dumb idea.”
“Remember the Battle of the Network Stars back in the ’70s? We combine DWTS with Survivor, throw in a little Lost with Naked and Afraid, and we make a reality spanking show where the challenges are all BDSM themed. Hey, if Christian Grey can sell hundreds of millions of books and, make movies despite insipid acting and lame discipline, we can make a television show work.”
“She’s got a point, boss. Throw enough cash and social media follows, there are plenty of celebrities out there who’d put their butts on the line for a shiny trophy and Instagram pics.”
“So who gets spanked? Joe the Plumber and Doris the Housewife, or the used-to-be-famous-until-they-snorted-their-residuals?”
“I say both. I think Taylor Swift would make an awesome dominatrix! And the Rock? Sign me up to fail if he’s swinging the paddle!”
“I’d like to give Bieber a good caning.”
“How about a Kardashian?”
“How about the entire clan?”
“They’re probably already into that.”
“Hey, there’s this website called Chross that lists spankos.”
“Check it out! Madonna and Katy Perry! I know we can get those two as judges.”
“Alright, alright, it sounds viable. Start making some calls and shake the bushes. No, not shrubbery, the Bushes. As in Presidents Bushes. And while you’re at it, ring up the Palace. If anyone’s into kinky sex, it’s Will and Kate.”

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24 Comments

  1. Great stuff – I covered the history bit too – great minds

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    • Thanks, May. History is a favorite of mine, because nothing is ever truly new.

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  2. Hilarious! Loved your story, maybe not to far fetched the way TV is going’ you might have a hit on your hands. Nice dialog.

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  3. Love it, LS! I’m not into reality tv, but this is one I definitely wouldn’t miss!

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  4. Oh this is a fun piece of writing and a great idea 😉

    Rebel xox

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  5. I think you need to establish copyright on that concept right now because that’s a viable TV show, trust me. It’s just a matter of time…

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    • Maybe it can be linked to a fundraiser. Put the butts where the tweets are. 🙂

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  6. Absolutely hilarious, and I agree with everyone that this idea is definitely a go-er!

    Ahem…if the Rock’s on it, can I bag myself a spot, please…? And if you’d like to line up Jason Statham, I’d be immensely grateful.

    *bites nail, waiting to see if she’s in trouble with Sir…* 😜

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  7. Sounds like a great idea and I think you have really hit on something. I await the day for public spanking to be broadcast and somehow I don’t think it will too long. 😊

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    • Prime time special. Of course, they would find some way to screw it up.

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      • That sounds about right. It would be too ‘mainstream’ for us!

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      • Call that a spank? – she shouts at the television

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        • ‘Did you see that?’ missy complains to His Lordship. ‘They gave her a 9! You need to sign up as a Spank Camp instructor. This is pathetic.’

          ‘Hmmm. Perhaps I should sign you up as a demonstrator in the proper way to take a spanking. I’ve been wanting to show off your ‘expertise’ for awhile.’

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          • It sounds sort of like fun really.

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          • We did attend a spanking seminar and I have also watched it before but it seemed a let down compared to the way mine feel. Not sure why.

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            • Because it doesn’t seem real?

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            • I couldn’t see the relationship and it just seemed detached which is not what I feel at all. I also think that I am not a visual person so I wonder if that had something to do with it. In my head it is better. The reality was sort of disappointing.

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