Five Czech ladies, some of whom had starred in other Rigid East titles, get their just desserts here. Their pleasant girl-next-door looks add nicely to the suspension of disbelief. Before the "father" of one of the girls unexpectedly returns home and begins the inevitable corporal punishment, we are treated to a minor strip-and-kiss fest. Unlike some men, I never got the appeal of lesbian scenes. But when they give cause for beatings of this magnitude, I'm all in favour. As their doom unfolds, the young ladies look positively terrified, and it probably didn't need a lot of acting. I like the defiant redhead in particular, who bears a resemblance to someone I know. The brunette "daughter" is lovely, too.
The term gets thrown around lightly, but it really fits here: this video is intense, even by Rigid East standards. Actually, it's downright vile in an appealing sort of way. The father swiftly sentences each girl to 25 strokes of the cane. One of them ends up getting twice that amount because she tries to cheat (going to the bathroom and applying protective lotion to her bottom). While the sheer numbers aren't excessive, the force is considerable and the thin cane instantly leaves some rather nasty marks.
More impressive than the severity itself is the casual manner in which it is applied: without any "testing" or warming up, the father character just fires off each stroke as if it was the most natural thing in the world. Which, come to think of it, is probably exactly what it is to him. In fact, my only (and very minor) complaint is that as a result, some of the punishments rush by a little too quickly. Then again, the father's businesslike "let's get it over with" demeanor adds to the authenticity of the scene.
All the girls are quickly reduced to tears, sobs and shrieks of agony. Their bottoms get marked with vivid red welts that are a joy to behold. My favourite segment is the fourth (starring the redhead), which I will describe in a minute. But the daughter's punishment, saved for last, also makes for an exciting scene. Because she instigated the "wild party", she is the only one to get some licks with a wooden paddle in addition to the caning. There seems to be a special chemistry between her and the actor playing the father, and the result is arguably the liveliest part of the film.
The prize for the most memorable segment goes to the redhead who takes the penultimate caning. Even before the first punishment begins, she is the cheekiest girl with the father. Her attitude changes to mounting disgust (clearly genuine and out-of-character) as the others take their turns before her. She sits on the couch in stony silence, throwing the occasional dirty look at their tormentor. When it's her time to be chastised, the young lady pulls down her pants in a sublime, angry gesture of defiance. She's determined not to let this man break her spirit.
But that is exactly what happens, and here lies the beauty of the scene. As hard as our redhead tries to remain stoic and dignified, she just can't hide her growing distress. She's flinching wildly by the fifth stroke, crying by the tenth, and soon after sinks to the floor in a tearful heap. As she gets back on her feet in another magnificent act of resistance, you can sense that the girl's anger is now directed at herself rather than the punisher. After a few more vicious strokes, it becomes obvious that she's simply reached the end of her tether. The father spares her from further anguish, and a suddenly very meek lady takes her place facing the wall, still sobbing loudly.
"Daddy, no!" I know, it's not a great line in itself, but the daughter's despaired delivery while she takes her punishment is truly remarkable. Her legs cave in a couple of times, too.
Nice Psychological Touch:
This has to do with the redhead again, and it takes place while the third girl is caned (her "predecessor"). It seems that the two of them are good friends. The other girl is obviously in major trouble - she's screaming her head off and in a lot of commotion. So the redhead, out of her own initiative, leans over to comfort her friend. She holds the girl's hand and frantically tries to calm her down. In between, she glances at the father with a prizeless "you brutal swine" expression. All of this takes place, of course, while the redhead is still awaiting her own turn - and it certainly contributes to her defiant resolve. Which she then fails to keep up.
For me, the significance here is that the redhead's selfless compassion for her friend later makes us feel the same way about her. Because she shows humanity and empathy, we then watch her own ordeal with an extra amount of both. This is another element of what makes the scene special to me: while my sadistic side revels in the cheely redhead's demise, another part wants to comfort her. The ability to elecit that kind of schizophrenic response is what makes a CP film truly special.
How good is it really?
"Wild Party" still stands as one of the classics. It's obviously not for everyone's taste, and more than any other Rigid East video, it gave rise to the rumour of "starving Czech girls" who are exploited by unscrupulous pornographers. As we know from countless first-hand testimonies, this is a blatant falsehood. Still, "Wild Party" can be disturbing to watch. If that is what you want (genuine no-holds-barred punishment), it is a must-see. Since its release, other videos (including many of Lupus' own) have surpassed it in terms of story, production values or even intensity. But "Wild Party" remains strong stuff, and it definitely raised the bar for future "severe type" movies.
What you learned:
When I saw "Wild Party" for the first time, I was appalled and delighted in equal measure. It was the kind of video I had fantasized about, but I never expected to actually see it. So I suppose that this is what I learned - such films do exist, and I really like them. Oh, and one more thing: the Czech word for "daddy" is "vati", same as in German.
I won't describe the story line - others have done that. Rather, I'd like to say why I think it's a great video. Also, although great, it isn't perfect and I want to say how I think it could have been improved for me. Very much a personal view - but I'd be interested in what other people think as well.
First off, here are the reasons why I believe that this is such a good video:
1) The girls are pretty, well build with nice arses as well as being spirited and brave. The red-head in particular is a joy to watch as she lowers her pants in a provocative way while knowing she is about to get a severe beating;2) But, they aren't too young. I'm a bit uneasy about earlier Rig-East video that used very young girls. This five are clearly all over eighteen and know what they're getting themselves into;
A general word about severity. Having watched hundreds of spanking videos over the years I've come to realise that the real excitement comes from watching a pretty girl offer up her backside voluntarily to be punished. Nudity and sex aren't the attraction - there are far better ways of looking at arse and tit.
I'm fascinated by the idea of the arrangements being made to make a spanking video - the negotiations with the girls (how many strokes ? what position ? which instrument?), the location and plot planning, rehearsals and then making the thing itself.
I also enjoy vicariously imagining what the girls feel in the period leaving up to their filmed beating. How do they feel when they wake up knowing that a few hours later they'll have had their well-striped backside filmed for thousands to watch? I particularly enjoy it when the early stage of the video shows them as provocative, flirty and fiesty - knowing that they're shortly to be thrashed vigorously. The point about this is that the beating has to take place - and not just as a fantasy. The build-up just doesn't work otherwise.
Rig-East and particularly Wild Party get this just right. The girls don't show nervousness at the start, even though they must know what they're in for. One of the other reviews claims that the girls weren't anticipating the severity at the start. I don't believe that. Five girls can't have taken that sort of treatment without having agreed it up front - and without a previous taste of the cane to understand what they were in for.
Just a few points on why the video isn't totally perfect for me:
1) the quality of the tape wasn't great - but maybe I had a poor copy;
2) The staging and camera angles could be better - and the positioning of the girls wasn't great. Bottoms presented directly to the camera is best;
3) It's a personal thing but I prefer institutional settings and some rituals. School settings are fabulous - the domestic scene doesn't do much for me;
4) And something very few videos do - which is lingering shots on recently caned buttocks - showing the marks developing - and suggesting that the girl has been obliged to keep her striped bottom on display after the caning. Seeing the marks a few days later would also be interesting.
But all in all a great video and I hope Rig-East keep up the good work.