On Sept. 18, fans of BDSM and of adult entertainment in general are invited to spend an evening with Ernest Greene, the author of the new book The Master of O, and his wife, actress/director Nina Hartley, as they share excerpts from the book and discuss their latest contribution to the Story of O saga.
The now-classic tale, which has spawned at least three Greene-directed movies based on the novel—O: Power of Submission, Surrender of O and Truth About O—is now revisited through Greene’s and Hartley’s eyes. Fans are invited to step inside the reality of life in a dominant/submissive relationship as seen through the eyes of Greene, “the Master,” and discover the beauty and complexities that define what it means to be “The Master of O.” Copies of the book will be available for sale, with a book signing at the end of the evening. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
The event will take place at Sanctuary Studios LAX, 10914 La Cienega Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304 on Sept. 18, beginning at 7 p.m.
According to a synopsis of the plot of The Master of O provided by the author, “Steven Diamond is an ace L.A. criminal lawyer with a roster of A-list clients affording him a life of lavish indulgence. A polished dominant with skills to match his appetites, he’s the silent partner in a highly exclusive club for connoisseurs of feminine submission. Exquisitely beautiful, rigorously trained sex slaves from all over the world await the opportunity to serve him. He seems to want for nothing. His orderly world is turned upside down, however, when his younger half-brother Ray, publisher of a slick kink-sex magazine, gifts him with the irresistible and enigmatic O.
“She’s an accomplished photographer, sophisticated fetishist and passionate seeker of a master worthy of her total surrender,” the synopsis continues. “Captivated, Steven is determined to possess her totally at whatever cost, little knowing how dear that cost might be. Set within the universe of modern Los Angeles, these three people and the colorful characters in their orbits act out a dramatic tale of erotic power at once familiar and exotic. I welcome you to their distinctly modern world with all its dark delights, shocking revelations and hidden challenges as seen for the first time from a dominant man’s perspective.”
Ernest Greene has served as Executive Editor of Hustler’s Taboo magazine since 1999 and most recently as Chief Associate Editor for Hustler’s “all-sex” issues. He has also directed, and won multiple awards for, more than 150 adult films, most of them BDSM-related.
Nina Hartley, who began performing in adult in 1982, has appeared in nearly 1,000 films and is an award-winning director in her own right, including having directed or co-directed 38 volumes of the Nina Hartley’s Guide series, and is a pioneering feminist sex worker, using her body in the service of promoting a sexually sane and literate society. As a performer, director, writer, educator, public speaker, and feminist thinker for all, no matter their orientation, she’s traveled the world to deliver her message. She believes that sexual freedom is a fundamental human right and welcomes the new social media opportunities for spreading her message of knowledge and empowerment to the widest number of people. She is the author of Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex, from Avery Press. Still active in front of the camera, she and her husband live in Los Angeles.
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