This creative documentary takes on sex, literature, feminism, and censorship when it identifies the author of The Story of O, the erotic novel that scandalized the world for decades after its publication in 1954. Known for 40 years under a pseudonym, the French author at eighty-nine decided to reveal herself as Dominique Aury, a mild-mannered literary editor for a prestigious French publishing house. Interviews with Aury and her contemporaries are set against dramatized scenes from her erotic novel and fictionalized scenes from her life. 2004, France/U.S., color, video, in English and French with English subtitles, 80 minutes.
Writer of O (Écrivain d’O)
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