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Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes

 Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes (born 13 June 1969)is a French writer, novelist, and filmmaker.

Despentes settled in Lyon, where she worked as a maid, a prostitute in "massage parlors" and peep shows, a sales clerk in a record store, and a freelance rock journalist and pornographic film critic.She moved to Paris. Her novel Les Jolies choses was adapted for the screen in 2001 by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, with Marion Cotillard and Stomy Bugsy in the lead roles. The film was awarded the Michel d'Ornano prize at the 2001 Deauville Festival.In 2000, she directed her first film, an adaptation of her novel Baise-moi. It starred Coralie Trinh Thi, Karen Lancaume, and RaffaŽla Anderson. Baise-moi is a contemporary example of a rape and revenge film, an exploitation films genre.In 2006, she published a non-fiction work, King Kong Theory. It recounts her experiences in the French sex industry and infamy and praise she experienced for writing Baise-Moi.

Despentes won the 1998 Prix de Flore, and 1999 Prix Saint-Valentin for Les Jolies Choses; 2010 Prix Renaudot for Apocalypse Bébé.

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French : DVD/Video

18 Adults only

072068 Baise-moi £10.00
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French : Popular Fiction

Adolescent/Adult

050350 Vernon Subutex (Part 1) £8.99
 

French : Non-Fiction

075240 King Kong théorie £9.20
 

French : Popular Fiction

076841 Vernon Subutex 2 £11.95
 
009532 Apocalypse Bébé £11.75
 
001208 Baise-moi £10.95
 
324116 Bye Bye Blondie £10.95
 
005803 Les chiennes savantes £10.95
 
005716 Les jolies choses £10.95
 
077118 Mordre au travers £2.75
 
126945 Teen Spirit £9.20
 
145825 Teen Spirit £18.50
 
076840 Vernon Subutex 1 £10.95
 
078289 Vernon Subutex 1 £22.50
 
078492 Vernon Subutex 2 £22.50
 
005603 Vernon Subutex 3 £11.95
 
078727 Vernon Subutex 3 £22.50
 

French : Biography, Memoirs

150465 L'étrangère £9.20
 

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