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Story of O
Story of O
Genres: Drama
A milestone of cinematic eroticism, The Story of O was an art house sensation in 1975, and it's still worthy of intelligent discussion. As with the controversial French novella by Pauline Réage, reactions to Just Jaeckin's...  more »


Movie Details

Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15

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Movie Reviews

A Masterwork of Erotic Fiction
Chaldean Magus | The Earth | 05/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was prompted to write this review after seeing some of the tripe written about the film. Most so-called adult films are mindless, empty, clinical depictions of rutting and most "erotica" is childish and bland. The Story of O is different: it is literature and the film is an excellent adaptation of the novel. I read the novel first and felt nothing but satisfation on viewing the film. The director and cast bring the novel alive as it is meant to be. This story, written by a woman I might add, is not about the exploitation of women or a woman. It is not about submission to anything other than one's own love and sexuality. It is symbolic, so profoundly so, that it must touch upon our archetypes. Many might miss that through submission, O conquers her lover--totally. There is an irony here in that her lover ends up the submissive one. She taps into the infinite power of her femininity and becomes a goddess. I am not into bondage and discipline personally, yet this movie is a favorite of my wife and me. O haunts, she is supernally erotic, and profoundly feminine.The quality of the film is first class, it is well acted, and is a classic. IMO, it is a must have film. It is the only erotic film in our house--the rest just are so bland."
Timeless fantasy
Chaldean Magus | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a high quality and timeless masterpiece of erotic expression that will bring back discerning viewers again and again and again (and again)! And again, if you are into totally erotic submission and vengeful whipping of helpless and buxom nude gorgeous young ladies. This story covers a wide range of very intense sexual and moralistic emotions, that we all experience but which few of us are comfortable with admitting to. In fact, few of us who answer to the call of being "middle class" would be happy admitting that we enjoyed the expressions of complex sexuality that are displayed in this (slightly)over the (middle class) edge classic.This is great and timeless fantasy erotica with a challenging and stimulating BDSM twist.Get it, enjoy it, ... and apply its physical and, most of all, its emotional lessons - or should that be lesions! Come one, come all, together again and again! But get a good whip!"
You are all wrong!
cookiegurl | sweden | 08/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film has nothing to do with humiliation and pornography. This film is about love, but its also a tribute to the sweet art of sexual mind games. The Story of O explores a wide range of sexual fantasies and they must be understood as fantasies and nothing else. The author does not want you to think that any of this actually happened other than in her mind, and now it can happen in yours. For those of you who want to investigate your own mind and are not afraid to ask yourself some uncomfortable questions about your own sexuality will grow with this film. For those of you who does not want any of this, you can just sit back and enjoy some true exciting erotica. I recommend this to anyone, as long as you keep an open mind and do not expect some mindless porn flick, because this is everything but that."
The All-Time BDSM Classic
Chaldean Magus | 07/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Story of "O", the acknowledged all-time BDSM classic, could only have been made in France, where romance and sexuality have been preserved and celebrated. The fact that in the quarter-century since it was produced nothing has supplanted it, is both a testimony to its staying power and a sad commentary on the lack of quality material in the adult (not porno) genre.A must see for anyone curious about leaving the narrow boundaries that define "vanilla" sexuality or who already participate in such activity, but have yet to view it."