Story of O, Girls & More: A History of Surrender (Video)

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E L James. 528 p. Vintage. $9.57

Girls (2012)

In the new acclaimed HBO series about 20-somethings adrift in New York City, domination has already emerged as a theme.

Fifty Shades of Grey (2011)

The first in a trilogy, the romance has won millions of fans with its erotic depictions of female submission.

A Dangerous Method (2011)

Keira Knightley told interviewers that to prepare for a scene in which she is spanked, she drank shots of vodka.

Secretary (2002)

In this kinky romantic comedy, Maggie Gyllenhaal begins a relationship with her boss, who subjects her to various humiliations.

The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

The controversial memoir provides vivid details of one women’s sexual journey from childhood to adult promiscuity.

history-surrender-fe01history-catherine-m ‘The Sexual Life of Catherine M.’ by Catherine Millet. 224 p. Grove Press

The Ages of Lulu (1989)

The novel, first published in Spain, explores the sexual awakening of a 15-year-old and her relationship with an older lover.


Belle de Jour (1967)

Starring Catherine Deneuve, the movie follows a housewife whose fantasies of bondage lead her to become a prostitute while her husband is at work.

Story of O (1954)

In this classic French story of bondage, the heroine is whisked off to a chateau, where she is tied up and whipped.