Being in trouble refers to the state of an offender before their punishment has atoned for a particular crime or anti-social behavior. It can also refer to the emotional feelings of guilt, disgrace over being publicly exposed, or fear of the consequences of their actions. Being in trouble also includes the state of the delinquent while they are undergoing punishment.
Primarily trouble is associated with behaviors that will eventually be forgiven. Particularly offenses by children, misdeeds and misbehavior, but also in adult relationships such as forgetting a planned event. But secondarily it can also be applied to serious problems which a person can't get themselves out of.
Getting in trouble as a meme
Child characters getting in trouble, usually leading to a more or less just punishment, is a popular meme of comic strips, from The Katzenjammer Kids and Buster Brown to Little girl strips like Nancy, Little Iodine or Little Lulu. The cause of the trouble is never really serious. Often, it is a prank, but also sometimes a mere mishap. The meme is also very popular in animated cartoons and in other art forms characterized by short, humorous narration.
There are many further variants, such as two (or more) characters getting in trouble together, or one character getting another into trouble. Here the story allows for an interesting twist: at first the caught offender gets in trouble, but eventually the true culprit is discovered and also ends up in trouble.
- adultery, promiscuity, slutty dress or behavior
- age inappropriate behavior
- a bad attitude
- bad grades on a school report card
- defying authority
- being a brat
- bullying: teasing others, name calling
- caught in the act of doing something bad
- cheating on a test or in a relationship
- crime, being a criminal
- curfew violation – lateness, leaving without permission or while grounded
- cursing or obscene language
- detention for various offenses at school
- disrespect – defiance, disobedience, rudeness, back talk
- delinquent behavior
- dress code infraction – inappropriate clothing for work, school, etc.
- drug abuse
- evil acts
- failing an examination
- fighting – hitting, biting, kicking
- irresponsible behavior
- being a miscreant
- pulling pranks
- pornography (accessing or creating)
- public indecency (nudity) - nude sunbathing, streaking, exhibitionism
- breaking rules or regulations
- skinny dipping
- over-spending, running up debt
- speeding or other traffic violations
- being tardy – late for work, school, etc.
- being a tattletale
- truancy, a.k.a. playing hooky, skipping school or cutting class
- throwing tantrums
- throwing parties or having overnight guests without permission
- slovenliness or uncleanliness
- underage or forbidden drinking of alcohol, drunkeness, etc.
The overwhelming majority of spanking and corporal punishment videos involve a trouble-making spankee (most often a misbehaving schoolgirl or adult actress ageplaying as a child). The exceptions to this format involve a captive or slave in an abduction/BDSM scenario where the punishment stems from dominance, sexual sadism, or a consensual form of roleplay.
Another common plot device is trouble as the result of reckless driving (accidents, violations, etc.). Titles include: Damaged The Car (Spanked Cheeks), Don't Speed In My Neighborhood (Punishments Only), Getting Her Car Back (Spanked Cheeks), I Damaged the Car (Red Stripe), Secretary (Firm Hand Spanking), and Traffic Violations (Spanked Cheeks). Drunk driving is the subject of The Delinquent (Dallas Spanks Hard) and Drunk Daughters Disciplined (Momma Spankings).
Below are a few examples with "trouble" in their titles.
- Adriana in Trouble (Momma Spankings, 2019), Adriana Evans, drug abuse
- Bratty Niece in Trouble (Spanking Epics)
- Double Trouble (Shadow Lane)
- Double Trouble (Dana Specht)
- Double Trouble (Triple A Spanking)
- Double Trouble Spanking (B&D Pleasures, 1993), Ashley Renee
- Friends in Trouble (Sarah Gregory Spanking, 2017), Sarah Gregory, Amelia Jane Rutherford, photos
- Girl Trouble (Punished Brats), a multi-part series.
- Naughty Nurses II - Nurses in Trouble (Moonglow)
- Nurse in Trouble (www.spank-christina.com)
- Private Girl's School Trouble (BritSpank.com)
- The Rockford School of Dance, Episode 29: Satine and Masie in Trouble (Spanked In Uniform), Maisie Dee
- Scouting for Trouble (Momma Spankings, 2019), Girl scouts punished
- Secretaries in Trouble (Harmony Concepts, 1998), Bobbie Tawse
- Sister Trouble (Momma Spankings)
- Smoking Trouble (Whipped Women)
- Stevie's Potty Mouth (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose
- Trouble From The Troubleshooter (California Star)
- Trouble in Carson's Gap (Being Keith Jones, Part 2) (Spanking Epics), Keith Jones, Sierra Salem
- The Trouble with Cheerleaders (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment)
- Trouble with Sarah - The Office (Roué)
- Twins Trouble (Firm Hand Spanking, 2011)
- Two Brats Double Trouble (Red Cheeks Studios)
- We're in Trouble (Red Stripe)
- Women in Trouble (House of Milan, 1986)
- Wrens in Trouble (Moonglow)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Willow's Double Trouble" (spanking comic by Palcomix)
- In trouble at school, in trouble at home too
- The Making of "Double Trouble" (a spanking drawing)
- Triplet Trouble (Tom and Jerry cartoon)
- The Almost Family, example of a vintage comic strip with a boy causing trouble, and ending in trouble (spanking)