“I think that submissiveness can [be] and is a formidable weapon, which women will use as long as it isn’t taken from them. Is O used by René and Sir Stephen, or does she in fact use them, and … in some surreptitious way, isn’t she in charge of them? Doesn’t she bend them to her will?”
Author Dominique Aury on The Story of ‘O’.
Illustration by Natalie Frank. More about Frank’s illustrations here.