Notorious London dominatrix Ms Tytania runs the Urban Chick Supremacy Cell with a fat stash of combat boots and an armory of sinister glares. Sure, the hyper-militant femdom action is impressive, but is it worth the price of admission?
The first thing you notice about UCSC (besides the fact that it has nothing to do with University of California, Santa Cruz) is the propagandistic tone. Ms Tytania describes the site as “The Hard Edge of Femdom…featuring re-education exercises, direct action and agit-prop in the name of Revolutionary Female Supremacy.” The repetition of phrases like “No Mistress! No Goddess!” and the frequent mention of patriarchy give the site an enchanting earnestness, and it’s easy to get swept up in the anti-male hype. Fuzzy femdom feelings aside, I can’t say the enchantment lasts that long. As always, it’s down to the quality and quantity of material.
Movies: All of the movies—actually, all of the content—is organized in blog fashion, and only available to watch in the streaming players provided by Ms Tytania. It’s a bit of a drag if you’re in the mood to watch a man get trampled in combat boots and you have to spend a lot of time searching for combat boot-related posts. Some of the videos come with commentary, others are presented with nothing more than a title, but they’re all between four and thirteen minutes long, a decent amount of domination when you need it.
What kind of videos will you find? Oh, you know… You can see Ms Tytania using a male captive as a punching bag, humiliating and beating him to subhuman levels, you can see her take a strap-on and conduct “Revolutionary, compulsory Anal Occupation of the male,” or you can see her change from a vinyl-wearing mistress into a t-shirt and stockinged skinbyrd. It’s not for the light of heart, and Ms Tytania is not the type to reward a good sub with any sort of traditional sexual pleasure.
Photos: From what I can tell, most of the photos are low-quality screencaps from the films. There are a few exceptions, but some of the purely photographic galleries look like they were taken with a disposable camera. Furthermore, the pictures don’t link to the corresponding movies and vice-versa. It all feels a bit sloppy, and that tends to distract from the content of the photos.
Other Awesome, Somewhat Unclassifiable Stuff: One of the cooler things I stumbled upon in the video section is a three minute audio file called “River of Snot” that goes a little something like this:
“Maleness is a deficiency disease. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally deficient. Remember that to call a man an animal is to flatter him: he’s a machine, a walking dildo. They say that men use women. Use them for wht? Surely, not pleasure! Destroy the male! Destroy the patriarchy! There is no war but the sex war.”
That’s something you don’t hear everyday! You really have to admire Ms Tytania, not just for her vision and skill, but for her dedication to the extended metaphor of a sexualized sex war.
In fact, I think the coolest part about The Urban Chick Supremacy Cell might be Ms Tytania herself. Although there are no big links available, the fine print on UCSC links to Ms Tytania’s personal site where you can learn about her career, her various skills (including shibari robe bondage), her rates as a mistress, and other cool stuff accompanied by glossy photos. She seems really cool!
Unfortunately, she seems cooler than The Urban Chick Supremacy Cell, at least at the moment. It looks like the site has only been around since May, so we can’t get down on it for a lack of material, but we have to weigh the wares against the prices. She asks for: $29.95 every 30 days (recurring), $39.95 for 30 days (non-recurring), and $99.95 for 90 days.
Compare this with Kink.com and their two femdom sites, Divine Bitches and Men In Pain and their prices: $29.99 per month, $59.99 every 3 months, $99.99 for 6 months, and $169.99 for 1 year. Plus, a subscription to Divine Bitches gets you access to Men In Pain and vice-versa.
Economically speaking, it seems like Kink is the better choice, but if you’re looking for real, independent BDSM, we strongly urge you to consider The Urban Chick Supremacy Cell. It’s not because Kink.com is the Wal-Mart of fetish porn (we mean that in the nicest way possible, honestly, they’re brilliant and we love them to pieces), it’s because Ms Tytania is one of the most fascinating characters we’ve ever seen in the porn universe, and we think she deserves your attention.
But really though, you should be a little into femdom before you commit to something like this. She doesn’t fool around.
· The Urban Chick Supremacy Cell (uc-sc-femdom.com)