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In 1954, one of the most notorious erotic novels of the 20th century was published -- The Story of O by [[Performer~P314156~Pauline Reage~paulinereage]], which chronicled in breathless detail the intense sadomasochistic relationship between a submissive woman and a dominant man. For many years, many believed that [[Performer~P314156~Pauline Reage~paulinereage]] was a pseudonym for a male author, but as it turns out that was only half true. In 1994, journalist [[Performer~P420732~John de St. Jorre~johndestjorre]], while researching a book on Olympia Press (the fearless French publisher who first published the book) learned that [[Performer~P314156~Pauline Reage~paulinereage]] was in fact [[Performer~P420731~Dominique Aury~dominiqueaury]], a well-respected and outwardly straight-laced editor for one of Europe's most prestigious publishing houses, Gallimard, who wrote the salacious volume for her lover, another powerful editor at Gallimard, Jean Paulhan. American filmmaker [[Performer~P301009~Pola Rapaport~polarapaport]], who was powerfully effected by reading The Story of O, traveled to Paris to meet and interview [[Performer~P420731~Aury~dominiqueaury]] a few years before her death, and Writer of O is a documentary which blends the story of [[Performer~P420731~Aury~dominiqueaury]]'s remarkable life and times with re-creations of scenes from her best-known work. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 4, 2005

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