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Dominatrix explains what would happen if Resident Evil’s 9’6″ Lady Dimitrescu actually trampled you

Ed Nightingale April 26, 2021
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Lady Dimitrescu

Resident Evil Village. (Capcom)

“I want her to step on me.” Never has this phrase been seen more often on the internet than with Resident Evil Village’s Lady Dimitrescu.

She’s the big tall lady vampire of our dreams and we can’t get enough. Ever since her reveal in the yet-to-be released game, she’s become a conduit for our collective… horniness. And when Village is released next month, it’s only set to get worse.

But what exactly is it about her that’s got us all pent up? Is it just her height? Or is it the way she stalks her castle calling Ethan “stupid man thing”? The cut of her dress, the wide-brimmed hat, and the terrifying nails? Or the way she seductively laps at the blood on Ethan’s freshly cut wrist like the wild animal she is?

And what exactly would happen if she really did step on us?

 

“She has become a bit of a lightning rod of the people saying step on me,” says Gemma Glitter, erotica writer and former dominatrix.

“People have used that as a term to talk about being attracted to someone for a while and wanting them to rough them up. But for her it really is this ‘I want her to step on me’.”

There are two distinct fetishes at play here. The first is trampling, the act of stepping on someone. The other is macrophilia, a love of giants – most often women. These terms are used most frequently by those interested in feminine dominance.

The reveal of Lady Dimitrescu has certainly brought these ideas to light. For Gemma, who writes personalised erotica, the big tall vampire lady has become a more common request.

“There’s definitely been an increase in that and it’s been both about wanting to be roughed up by her and also actually wanting to be stepped on by her because she is colossal,” she says.

So let’s consider the data. As confirmed by art director Tomonori Takano, Lady Dimitrescu is 2.9m tall, approximately 9’6″. And fans have estimated her shoe size to be 44cm, or 17.3 inches.

How exactly do the mechanics work?

“Trampling has risk associated with it absolutely, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing, but it’s absolutely possible,” says Gemma.

There are two commonly known versions of kink: SSC, or safe sane and consensual, and RACK, or risk aware consensual kink. No matter what the fantasy, it’s imperative to understand the risk involved.

A number of key factors must be considered. Does this person have the physical capacity to be stepped on? Shoes or no shoes? Where are they being stepped on? How much pressure? There are gradations to all of this.

A point of balance is also necessary, to aid the stepper with balance and negate some of the unpredictability of this act.

All of this is to say, when done safely under the right conditions, being stepped on is perfectly possible – no matter what height or weight.

“Did I step on guys? Abso-f**king-lutely. With full weight? Absolutely. Did I ever hurt anyone? Not in ways they weren’t interested in,” says Gemma.

“There’s a whole difference between stepping along someone’s ribs flat footed with 450 pounds of weight – which is what she’s estimated to be – on giant feet to spread the weight out, versus jamming a stiletto into someone’s ball sack. That’s going to go differently.”

Trampling is already a popular kink, but the widespread feeling towards Lady Dimitrescu has only exacerbated this. And it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Says Gemma: “We’re in a world where you’re taught that there’s a certain set of desires that are normal and those that aren’t, and thats what the queer community’s all about. We’ve been told our whole lives that what we desire isn’t normal and when you look inside yourself and think, ‘How is it not normal if this is what’s coming from me.’ Society’s telling you that. So f**k society and get on your knees.”

So where does this type of fetish stem from? What’s the allure of being trampled by a tall giant vampire lady?

“People like being scared. People like feeling helpless. For a lot of people, especially who have submissive desires or desires to be more passive, there is a thrill that comes with being under the control of others,” says Gemma.

“The idea that someone is just going to take control – tell you what the f**k to do, tell you that you’re going to f**king like it – is this release of being able to sink away from this anxiety of needing to be in control.”

Lady Dimitrescu is the embodiment of fear and eroticism intertwined. Yet her exaggerated features and the way she sashays and smirks as she stalks the hallways of her castle, it’s pure camp.

“With this particular vampire lady, part of it is that she’s a vampire, she’s huge, but she’s also campy and fabulous,” says Gemma. “If you took all the female archetypes that have filled gay culture with their power, everyone from the cast of the Golden Girls to various superheroes and put them together, what you get is a badass otherworldly woman.”

She might be fresh in our minds, then, but Lady Dimitrescu isn’t exactly unique. Capcom clearly knew exactly what they were doing putting her into their game. 

There’s a precedence for overpowering female characters, with countless examples in myth, literature and film – plus Freud’s psychoanalytical theories of the archaic mother.

Look no further than the vampire master himself, Bram Stoker, and his Dracula novel for highly sensual depictions of female vampires. Chapter three sees protagonist Harker meeting Dracula’s wives for the first time:

“There was something about them that made me uneasy, some longing and at the same time some deadly fear.”

Later: “The girl went on her knees, and bent over me, simply gloating. There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal… I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited – waited with beating heart.”

Sound familiar?

What’s significant with Lady Dimitrescu and the desire to be trampled, is the association with female dominance.

“For those who are interested in feminine sexual power, the idea of being overpowered by a woman is about shifting traditional dynamics of male power,” explains Gemma.

“Often we associate femininity with caring, with mothering, with all of those things and actually having it be something more than that, being a form of sometimes aggression – sometimes there’s caring too depending on the dynamic – but it’s about subverting that natural piece of patriarchy.”

That dynamic is particularly prevalent in horror. In Gemma’s view: “Being feminine, while being terrifying, is a deviation.” 

Just consider the Resident Evil series itself. In the seventh game, Biohazard, Jack Baker is pure burly strength and chainsaws, whereas Marguerite Baker is a deformed insect birthing spawn. And that’s not to mention Mia, your own girlfriend, who’s distorted into a terrifying horror.

“I think in horror, if the generic is male, the thing that freaks you out even more is when you recognise the face of your caregiver, when you recognise the face of your school teacher, and all of the people we’ve been surrounded by generally who cared for us and loved us are women, and when they go bad it’s f**king horrifying,” says Gemma.

“We assume that men are violent, we assume that they are aggressive, we assume that in any kind of combat they will physically fight you. And so if those are your assumptions, what scares you?”

Related topics: dominatrix, Resident Evil

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