Photo of Penelope Puymirat Penelope Puymirat

Penelope Puymirat in Writer of O

Writer of O

2005 NR

Published in 1954 under a pseudonym, the erotic novel &NFi;The Story of O&NFi_;, an engrossing exploration of the relationship between sexuality and power, became a worldwide sensation. But the author's true identity remained a mystery until 1994, when Dominique Aury, a literary editor, revealed herself to be the writer. In this documentary, director Pola Rapaport uncovers Aury's inspiration for one of the most scandalous works in modern fiction.