Whilst working with Sting he has appeared in various roles in many of their movies and downloads from “Tales from St. Datchets Academy” through to “Refornmatory USA” and “The Headmaster”, playing either Dr. Barton, Mr. Andrews or of course 'The Governor'. As the strict and magically sarcastic disciplinarian, Richard Barton has been lucky enough to leave his mark on the bare behinds of many of the most iconic of Sting's young actors, in some classic and unforgettable scenes.
Richard Barton has been kind enough to agree to let me interview him, and here is the result. I am sure you will enjoy my interview with a particularly lucky spanker.
Ward: Dr. Barton, you are fast becoming quite an iconic figure for the spanking community following your work with Sting, and more recently with MancSpank, as you appear very experienced and proficient at what you do. Have you always had an interest in spanking and corporal punishment?
My earliest memory of being ‘turned on’ by corporal punishment was aged 8 at primary school when the teacher did a history lesson called ‘Going to school in Tudor times’. She used an illustration from a magazine called ‘Look and Learn’ which showed a stern master wielding a birch and a boy bending over in the classroom. I remember thinking ‘That’s good, I like that!’ When the lesson was over I asked if I could borrow the magazine and took it home to examine it more closely…
The rest is, as they say, history!
Most of the ‘Look and Learn’ material is now available on the web including ‘my’ picture. It’s still good!
Ward: Are you part of the spanking community in real life?
Dr Barton: Yes, I have a particular young friend who enjoys the school/CP scene and I attend ‘Boys and Sirs’ in London when I can. I’m also happy to visit or entertain at home people who want some ‘cheeky fun’.
I also quite enjoy playing the role of sarcastic bastard, it’s very satisfying!
Ward: How did you first start working with Sting and what are your views on their work?
Dr Barton: Back in the days of video I bought ‘Skool Days Diary : Grey shorts I’ from Sting and was very impressed at the quality. I had seen some spanking videos but, frankly, most of them were awful! Then I saw ‘Grey shorts’ and it was on a different planet in terms of authenticity and production values. Also, the lads in that video were great, and the canings etc. laid on very well. There is a particular scene where Brett gets a birching which is still, in my opinion, one of the best scenes Sting have done.
Ward: As you have worked so much with Sting, most of the movies you have appeared in feature “English” style discipline from the 1950's and 60's, do you find that genre particularly appealing yourself?
Ward: You are known for having a very firm hand, and I am sure that any boy who has been spanked by you knows he has been spanked, is that merely part of your screen persona or do you actively seek to test a boy to his limits?
Ward: I am sure it must have been a lot of fun working with the Sting crew, do you have any stories or anecdotes you would like to share with JockSpank?
Ward: In a question I asked you on the StingLad's group you listed the Sting Actors you most enjoyed working with, would you mind repeating your comments for JockSpank and telling us more about the young men who's bottoms you have had the good luck to punish?
Ward: You have used many different “Instruments of persuasion” in the various movies you have made, the cane on Brett, Ginge and Harry in the “Approved Education” series, the birch on Brett's upturned behind in “Borstal Correction 2”, The strap on young Barry in Approved education 2, the paddle on Matt Mills in “Reformatory USA”, the hickory switch on James in the same movie and of course the slipper on Rusty in “The HeadMaster”. Do you have a favourite instrument with which you prefer to leave your mark on the young male behind and can you explain why?
Ward: Do you have a particular fantasy scenario which you would like to see filmed and perhaps appear in yourself?
Ward: How important do you think humiliation is in a fantasy spanking scenario? (eg: a bully being spanked in front of his victim, an arrogant youth punished in an embarrassing situation etc.)
Ward: Do you think humour can be appropriate in a spanking scenario, or do you prefer the scenes to be played seriously?
Ward: As you just indicated, you have recently appeared in a movie made by MancSpank and I believe you plan to do some more work with them, would you like to give us your views on their work and tell us why you agreed to work with them?
Ward: Can you give us any hints as to what future projects you have planned with MancSpank
Ward: Are there any other Spanking studios who's work you particularly enjoy?
Ward: Finally, if you were given a choice of all the Sting Lads, including those you have not yet worked with, which one would you most like to have across your knee this afternoon?
All the boys I’ve worked with are unique individuals and all have their particular charms, but if I have to make a list, here goes:
(Perhaps, whilst I’m dealing with young Ginger, the others could form an orderly - and nervous - queue in the hall outside my study? I think this is what could be called ‘Spanker’s Heaven’!)
Ward: Yes that certainly sounds a heavenly scenario to me as well!! Thanks to Dr. Barton for that insight into a career many of us have enjoyed, admired and envied! We look forward to seeing you in many similar roles in the future.