We all know Madonna, the iconic Eighties pop star who refuses to retire.
We probably all have the same favorite Madonna song, in which she sings of the pleasures of being spanked. It was written for the 1990 Dick Tracy movie, in which…
… in which, disappointingly and contrary to appearances, Madonna’s character Breathless does not get spanked. The song – which helped to stoke the disappointment – was released the month before the film in two versions, the standard ‘Bare Bones Mix’ and an extended ‘Bare Bottom Mix’ (which is witty but nothing for anyone to get excited about). Madonna later said that she wrote the lyrics as a reflection of Breathless’ personality, and only went along with the suggestion that she herself likes to be spanked for the sake of publicizing the movie. But some wags weren’t persuaded by her denials:
And she not only continued to feature ‘Hanky Panky’ in her concert tours, but also notched up a spanky track record in her film appearances from Truth or Dare (1991)…
… to The Next Best Thing (2000):
Now, in the fall of 2015, Madonna can be seen across America in her Rebel Heart Tour – without ‘Hanky Panky’ in the set, but, just occasionally, with something better instead. On September 16, she played Madison Square Gardens in New York, with comedienne Amy Schumer as the warm-up act.
Amy came back onstage later at Madonna’s invitation, only to find herself bending over in a short skirt with her bottom towards the audience:
And that black lace bottom got smacked!
Both girls got a lot of publicity about how Amy had been publicly ‘spanked’ by Madonna, and, although it’s always our mantra that it’s not a proper spanking if it isn’t OTK, Madonna didn’t disappoint when she played San Jose on October 19 – with a little help from one of the dancers, Sasha Mallory.
Sasha was famous as the runner-up in the 2011 series of So You Think You Can Dance…
… during which she got a very brief spanking in the Cha-Cha:
And now she’s famous for the more sustained measures Madonna took against her when she failed to catch a pair of maracas:
And the spanking was videoed:
To which one might say, ‘Do you know the way to San Jose?’ – or, even better, the way to wherever Madonna is going to be playing, and spanking, next!
(For a comprehensive look at the Rebel Heart tour and its many spankings, go here.)