Emma Peel: A Touch of Brimstone and BDSM

emma-peel1960’s TV Series: The Avengers. British agent Emma Peel (played by Diana Rigg) is most remembered in her leather catsuit and boots from her first season, but….

emma-peel-diana-rigg-bdsm“A Touch of Brimstone” is the most infamous, erotic and most-watched episode in Avengers history (8.4 million) and has Mrs Peel garbed in her kinkiest outfit ever.  Diana Rigg worked with fashion designer John Bates to create a Dominatrix/submissive BDSM fetish costume.  As the risqué “Queen of Sin”,  Emma Peel was dressed by the “Hellfire Club” members, wearing a dog collar with three-inch spikes, whalebone corset, and high leather boots which lace up in the back, carrying a large snake.

The Brimstone episode has a smooth, sophisticated villain, played by Peter Wyngarde. An intriguing historical story line: the re-interpretation of the Hellfire Club/Gunpowder Plot with more than a dash of Hellfire club’s famous lust, debauchery and wanton licentiousness. And a stunning climax with Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee at their very best.

Brimstone was banned on ABC in America. The episode was transmitted in the UK, but the infamous whipping scene was censored to just two whiplashes: 38 seconds were cut. In the uncut version, Emma is whipped 12 times.

Click here for the cut scene!

Would the episode appear uncut on today’s television? On cable television, yes, but in 1966 it was very risqué. It is worth a look!

dievca is lusting after that corset and those boots.  Of course, the leather catsuit is a dream, too.

Options, dievca, Options!


14 Comments on “Emma Peel: A Touch of Brimstone and BDSM”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    Us Brits do like a bit of kink. X

  2. Ah the Delectable Mrs Peel! That was indeed a jaw dropping episode read outfit! xoxo

  3. Marty says:

    Yes, Emma was quite the woman for a young lad in the 60s.

  4. It is/was quite an outfit, and she looked dazzling in it.

  5. MoMo says:

    Oh, sweet memories, the Advengers, I must have seen every episode way back when…..
    Emma Peel was my role model , but….. I was in love with Purdey.
    Bye the way, have you noticed what happens to evil man with whips?


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