Venus in Furs: Film + Background

Venus in Fur DVD cover: A woman's crossed legs

Image from RogerEbert.com

We’re celebrating the holiday season with a film screening!

Venus in Fur is a 2013 French film (subtitled). The reviews say things like “caustically brilliant” and “sexually charged.” The trailer may excite you in more ways than one. Personally I like the bit where she calls the book sexist S&M porn and hurls it into the fire.

For once, you don’t have to read anything before the meeting. But if you do want background, the film is based on the Broadway play by David Ives, which is based on the classic 1870 novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who gave his name to masochism.

Click here for event details. Note that we are starting earlier than usual so we can fit in both the film and a discussion.

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