WARNING!!! - Mature Content This page explores bondage in mainstream media and other mature themes.
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What are Damsels in Distress (DiD)? They are mainstream movie/TV actresses or comic heroines or any women in peril, usually bound and gagged. This site offers a short introduction to the many resources on the Web on this subject.
Originally, I was going to add a section on the history of Damsels in Distress in the movies--damsels tied to the railroad tracks, circular saw, and all that. Finally came across a site which already did it - - See http://www.reocities.com/Area51/Dunes/8053/bbnperil/abrief.htm A Brief History of Peril: The age old attraction of the Damsel in Distress by Zedman - MIA Aug 99
A long time ago, Felon . . . designed Helpless Heroines as a place to find damsels-in-distress-style bondage scenes from mainstream
comics. . . Right now
I'm mainly featuring what I call "showcases." Showcases are intended to present the DiDscene as a story with a good balance of
text and pictures.
A showcase will usually depict:
A "capture" scene
A "distress" scene involving bondage
A "rescue/escape" scene
More on this were posted on Brian's Page Discussion List (an excellent place for DiD fans) (reposted with permission):
DiD-tionary - A GLOSSARY OF DAMSEL-in-DISTRESS TERMINOLOGY - NEW 9-14
Mon Jun 8 17:02
New topic: THE DiD FORMULA I've been contemplating what makes a DiDscene a DiDscene, with an eye towards developing a DiD Diagnostic. The mandatory cast is the Villain, the Damsel, and the Hero.
1 THE STALK—The Villain prepares to pounce.
2 THE CAPTURE—The Villain pounces.
3 THE RESTRAINT—The Damsel is secured.
3a The Gag and the Mmmpfh - (The essential ingredient for DiD purists!)
4 THE PERIL—The Damsel is placed in jeopardy.
5 THE GLOAT—The Villain teases/harasses the helpless Damsel.
4a-5a The Wriggle and more Mmmpfh
6 THE RESCUE—The Hero arrives and defeats the Villain.
7 THE RELEASE—The Damsel is set free.
- OR -
6a THE ESCAPE—(The Damsel somehow escapes).
Not every scene will portray all seven steps, but it seems to me these capture (so to speak) the prototypical DiDscene. The only major departure I can think of replaces RESCUE & RELEASE with ESCAPE. DiD (so to speak) I miss anything?
(3a-6a added; colors changed; more later at Van's site below)
COMING SOON! (meaning eventually): vvVAN'S Field Guide to Damsels!
Wed Jun 10 19:35
Re: Van's list of the elements of a DiD scene. Pretty good analysis. I'd say you left out one important element somehwere between the Restraint and the Rescue. The Wriggle and the Mmmmph. And the more, the merrier, I say. Especially the wriggling.
I've written an essay on Damsel In Distress scenes, analyzing their elements and how they're constructed. The point of the whole thing is to make it abundantly clear that DID scenes, properly constructed, can be powerful engines for creating suspense -- that good bondage and gagging are important in a DID scenes, and DID scenes can be important elements in a story.
VidCaps from popular main stream videos, film and TV shows. Originally created by D* and featured on his site on Geocities as well as on SirDarcy's site. Terminated under threat of lawsuit with copyright violations Winter 97-98. Occasionally posted on the Usenet newsgroups and in some archives. Thanks to D* for permission to post file lists.
Sunday May 30th 1999 07:05:34 Gax Sorry it took so long to answer. I use a Snappy to capture my files. My VCR also makes a difference, especially on poor quality tapes: VCR is Toshiba M784. You have a good eye for quality, cuz' lately I've developed a different way of processing the 800 x 600 caps I take using Photoshop that seems to have increased the overall quality and sharpness of the final individual panes in the files. Most files are recorded from digital satellite (Dishnet), some from tape (such as the older movies) and only a few from cable (current TV shows). Movie Fan
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Comic\Cartoon Captives (ccubed) -- 9 sites --
IndexListHome Random - Stats Keywords: Heroine Cartoon Damsel Comic Book Books Batgirl Catwoman
Description: Comic and Cartoon heroines held captive and in peril.
The Bogus Bondage Ring is a collection of sites dedicated to creating digital fakery in order to put their favorite female celebrity (or anyone else who might come up) into a bondage-type situation. List - Stats
26 BondTV by Courier "We are dedicated to presenting the best in Damsels in Distress and peril programming for the discriminating viewer. We believe in TV that caters to our interests." UPDATED URL 2-23
Dark Rhymes by Sentinel - Japanese TV Vidcaps UPDATE 6-20 closed down
Temporary Special Damsel: Miki Fujitami NEW 7-8
3 DB's Ironed Maidens by DB GREAT site with great links for irons . "All Good Things Must Come to An End" And this site is no exception. Changes in job, location, and additional responsibilities mean that I can no longer spare the time to maintain the site. To visitors past, I hope you have enjoyed what was always meant to be a spot of light-hearted entertainment. Take Care.
Who??? A brief return from obscurity to pose a question (thirteen actually). In sorting out some old files I've been unable to identify the actress AND the movie/TV show( episode) in several didcaps. Can any of you experts out there enlighten me? See Brians Page for answers Friday January 22nd 1999 01:31:51 (Warning - will scroll off Dreambook/guestbook after 3-4 days)
Diana's homepage AKA dianadamsel - EXCELLENT - See Role Models (DiD caps) and Fantasies section includes Spy Girls, Did section, plus whipping DiD scenes
DiDTOWN by CM - featuring Karen Jensin on Bracken's World "Fallen, Fallen is Babylon" 1969
6 NEW URL Grumpy's Damsels in Distress - links
Several pages of vidcaps from television shows and movies with the subject being "damsels in distress," i.e. bound and preferably gagged female characters
OLD URL - links as of 10-19
1 The House of Abductor NEW (with VCR Alert page)
Coming soon--an exhaustive database of mainstream bondage scenes in movies and television with television schedules, not to mention original bondage fiction and images and much more.
In DiDs - english doorway - Celebrating the beauty and mystery of the damsel in distress with extracts of comix and novels. accueil en française
Liquid Soap interactive multimedia online soap opera where the community decides where the story goes - on asian avenue at CommunityConnect.com - Amber and Kate are Bound and Gagged - current episode 25 of Oct 6 by westy - also see previous episode 24 - Burning Passion, Fiery Fate by silver_dragon. New story submission Oct 6-10; Vote Oct 11-15, new episode Oct 20 NEW: 10-6
Bound&Gagged title gif
- Pictures Brian L
Mr. Irony's B/D Library - guide to bondage and capture scenes in mainstream fiction novels. The database contains a list of about 900 volumes with more on the way. The purpose of this site is to identify and catalogue mainstream fiction novels that contain scenes featuring captured and distressed damsels. In addition to the large database available for consultation, there is also a discussion area for those who love books, book collecting, and plucky heroines in bondage.