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Writer of O (Ecrivain d'Or)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:May 4, 2005
Running time:80 minutes
Cast:Catherine Mouchet, Penelope Puymirat, Cyril Corral, Dominique Aury, Thierry de Carbonnières
Director:Pola Rapaport
Producer:Sylvie Cazin
Writer:Pola Rapaport
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Description: Published in Paris in 1954, 'The Story of O' was an immediate bestseller and literary scandal: an elegantly written S&M fantasy that had all the hallmarks of being an autobiographical account by the pseudonymous Pauline Reage. In 1994, Dominique Aury, a mild-mannered, dowdy editor for France's prestigious Gallimard press, revealed her authorship. Pola Rapaport explores Aury's inspiration, recreating the world of '50s literary Paris and setting it against dramatic sequences that bring the infamous book to life. The author as well as various French intellectuals expound on the thorny relationship between sexuality and power, submission and freedom, liberation and non-being. Even today, 'The Story of O' mystifies in its power and confounds in its contradictions.

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