Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes is a French writer, novelist, and filmmaker. Her work is an inventory of youth marginalization; it participates to the sexual revolution lived by Generation X and to the acclimation of pornography in public spaces through new communication techniques. With a transgressive exploration of obscenity's limits, as a novelist or a film-maker she proposes social critique and an antidote to the new moral order.

Baise-moi (2000)

Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road trip. They choose to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginie Despentes  •  Coralie Trinh Thi
CAST:  Karen Lancaume  •  Raffaëla Anderson  •  Ouassini Embarek  •  Adama Niane

Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road trip. They choose to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginie Despentes  •  Coralie Trinh Thi
CAST:  Karen Lancaume  •  Raffaëla Anderson  •  Ouassini Embarek  •  Adama Niane

Mutantes (2009)

Mutantes sheds light on a feminism that was little talked about in France. This documentary comprises of a series of interviews conducted in the USA, Paris and Barcelona, and documents from the archives about the political action of sex workers, queer activists and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginie Despentes
CAST:  Norma Jean Almodovar  •  Maria Beatty  •  Lynn Breedlove  •  Annie Sprinkle

Mutantes sheds light on a feminism that was little talked about in France. This documentary comprises of a series of interviews conducted in the USA, Paris and Barcelona, and documents from the archives about the political action of sex workers, queer activists and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginie Despentes
CAST:  Norma Jean Almodovar  •  Maria Beatty  •  Lynn Breedlove  •  Annie Sprinkle

Bye Bye Blondie (2012)

A love story of two women who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginie Despentes
CAST:  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Béatrice Dalle  •  Camille Chamoux  •  SoKo

A love story of two women who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginie Despentes
CAST:  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Béatrice Dalle  •  Camille Chamoux  •  SoKo

Orlando, My Political Biography (2023)

Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” tells the story of a young man who grows up to become a 36-year-old woman. Almost a century after its publication, Paul B. Preciado speaks to Virginia Woolf to tell her that her fictional character has become a reality. The transition of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul B. Preciado
CAST:  Oscar-Roza Miller  •  Yanis Sahraoui  •  Liz Christin  •  Elios Lévy

Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” tells the story of a young man who grows up to become a 36-year-old woman. Almost a century after its publication, Paul B. Preciado speaks to Virginia Woolf to tell her that her fictional character has become a reality. The transition of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul B. Preciado
CAST:  Oscar-Roza Miller  •  Yanis Sahraoui  •  Liz Christin  •  Elios Lévy