Sweet Gwendoline

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Sweet Gwendoline is the main female character in the works of bondage artist John Willie, first published as a serial, usually two pages at a time, in Robert Harrison's mainstream girlie magazine Wink from June 1947 to February 1950, and later in several other magazines over the years.wikipedia
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Sweet Gwendoline is the main female character in the works of bondage artist John Willie, first published as a serial, usually two pages at a time, in Robert Harrison's mainstream girlie magazine Wink from June 1947 to February 1950, and later in several other magazines over the years.
John Alexander Scott Coutts (9 December 1902 – 5 August 1962), better known by the pseudonym John Willie, was an artist, fetish photographer, editor, and the publisher of the first twenty issues of the fetish magazine Bizarre featuring his characters "Sweet Gwendoline" and Sir Dystic d'Arcy.

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In Germany, the pop punk band Die Ärzte recorded the song "Sweet, Sweet Gwendoline" that introduced her to a large part of the population that otherwise had no contact to the BDSM subculture.
They contained a drawing of a tied up and gagged woman called Gwendoline that was inspired by bondage artist John Willie and is the mascot of the band.

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak

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In 1984, the stories were loosely adapted in The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak, a film by Just Jaeckin starring Tawny Kitaen in the role of Gwendoline.
The film is loosely based on the bondage-themed comics of Willie and on the character of Gwendoline.

Just Jaeckin

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In 1984, the stories were loosely adapted in The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak, a film by Just Jaeckin starring Tawny Kitaen in the role of Gwendoline.
The film is loosely based on the bondage-themed comics of John Willie and on the figure of Gwendoline.

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Sweet Gwendoline is the main female character in the works of bondage artist John Willie, first published as a serial, usually two pages at a time, in Robert Harrison's mainstream girlie magazine Wink from June 1947 to February 1950, and later in several other magazines over the years.

Robert Harrison (publisher)

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Sweet Gwendoline is the main female character in the works of bondage artist John Willie, first published as a serial, usually two pages at a time, in Robert Harrison's mainstream girlie magazine Wink from June 1947 to February 1950, and later in several other magazines over the years.

Comic book

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In Willie's drawings and comic books, Gwendoline appears as a rather naïve blonde damsel in distress with ample curves, who is unfortunate enough to find herself tied up in scene after scene.

Damsel in distress

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In Willie's drawings and comic books, Gwendoline appears as a rather naïve blonde damsel in distress with ample curves, who is unfortunate enough to find herself tied up in scene after scene.

The Perils of Pauline (1914 serial)

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Though it has been compared to The Perils of Pauline, Willie stated that he had not seen it or even heard of the film until much later in his career.

Germany

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In Germany, the pop punk band Die Ärzte recorded the song "Sweet, Sweet Gwendoline" that introduced her to a large part of the population that otherwise had no contact to the BDSM subculture.

Pop punk

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In Germany, the pop punk band Die Ärzte recorded the song "Sweet, Sweet Gwendoline" that introduced her to a large part of the population that otherwise had no contact to the BDSM subculture.

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In Germany, the pop punk band Die Ärzte recorded the song "Sweet, Sweet Gwendoline" that introduced her to a large part of the population that otherwise had no contact to the BDSM subculture.

Gothic rock

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German gothic rock band, Umbra Et Imago, famous amongst the fetish goth scene, also recorded a song entitled Sweet Gwendoline.

Tawny Kitaen

In 1984, the stories were loosely adapted in The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak, a film by Just Jaeckin starring Tawny Kitaen in the role of Gwendoline.

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"Mondo Bondage": A song about sexual bondage practices, similar to the band's earlier song "Sweet, Sweet Gwendoline", which this song references alongside Bettie Page.

Die Ärzte (1986 album)

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3) "Sweet Sweet Gwendoline" (Urlaub) - 2:50

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7) "Sweet Sweet Gwendoline" (Urlaub/Urlaub) - 2:04

Bondage pornography

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Willie is better remembered for his Sweet Gwendoline comic strips, in which Gwendoline is drawn as a rather naïve blonde "damsel in distress", with ample curves, who is unfortunate enough to find herself tied up in scene after scene by the raven-haired dominatrix and the mustachioed villain "Sir Dystic D'Arcy".

Bondage (BDSM)

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How long this punitive form of bondage is used for varies greatly, however in bondage erotica such as John Willie's Sweet Gwendoline or Japanese bondage photography, it is often extensive and long-lasting.

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Also tied-up cooks from the cover of "Jazz ist anders" appear on both sides of the stage, which are parodies of the bondage comics heroine Sweet Gwendoline, who has been used as the band's mascot.

Les Humanoïdes Associés

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It was also responsible for publishing a handful of risqué works, such as John Willie's erotic Gwendoline (a very helpful financial success) or Jim's La Baronne Steel.