The voting has concluded for the 2021 class of the GIMP Hall of Fame. It was established in 2017 as a way to honor the best in the history of bondage entertainment. The criteria was simple and open-ended. A select voting committee would chose candidates who they felt have had a significant impact on the fetish in the following categories: artists, writers, performers, directors and producers.

This year we had our largest voting committee ever, and they did a great job and voted in 8 worthy candidates into the Hall, the highest number we've had since we had a dozen in our initial class in 2017.

The two leading vote-getters were a tie between artist Norm Eastman and novelist John Norman. In fact, if your name was Norman, 2021 was a very good year for you. A third Norman, artist Norman Saunders, also joins the class this year.

After narrowly missing out the previous 4 years, businessman Irving Klaw finally broke through and now joins the lady he discovered, pinup model Bettie Page.

Making the biggest jump from the previous year was French novelist Anne Desclos, author of the classic novel "Story of O". Last year she only received 2 votes, but exploded to 10 this year, putting her past the threshold and into the Hall at last.

Rounding out the class are "Wonder Woman" creator William Moulton Marston, exploitation film director Lee Frost and classic villain Vincent Price. Hard to believe but Price is the only male movie actor ever to be voted into the GIMP Hall of Fame. The 8 new members now bring the total up to 34 all together.

As always, there were some near-misses in the HoF voting. 4 additional candidates fell just a single vote short. What will happen next year? Should be quite an interesting election.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the final results of this year's voting, and congratulations to the newest class of inductees.

Ralphus, Bring Out the GIMP moderator

2021 GIMP Hall of Fame final voting

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