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My Sole Desire

Directed by Lucie Borleteau
Omnibus Entertainment
2022
117 Minutes
France
French
Erotic, Drama, LGBTQIA2S+

The Paris strip club À mon seul désir (My Sole Desire) is home to a mesmerizing troupe of seductive female performers. Like a moth to a flame, newcomer Manon (Louise Chevillotte) is drawn to their sensual allure and adopts the stage name Aurore. Among her fellow dancers is audience favorite Mia (César Award winner Zita Hanrot), a beautiful, aspiring actress who moonlights at the club unbeknownst to her live-in boyfriend. From identifying which clients she should avoid to booking private dances, Mia serves as a trusted guide on Manon’s erotic journey. But even as Manon begins to experiment with riskier propositions that Mia will not pursue, it is not long before the two begin to develop romantic feelings for one another. Navigating the complexities of this new life, Manon must face questions about her sexuality as the line between professional and personal desire starts to blur.

Anchored by committed performances from Chevillotte and Hanrot and featuring eclectic cameos such as that of legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman, Lucie Borleteau’s MY SOLE DESIRE presents an authentic and unvarnished look at sex work through a uniquely feminine gaze.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Lucie Borleteau
  • Starring: Zita Hanrot
  • Starring: Louise Chevillotte
  • Starring: Laure Giappiconi
  • Starring: Pedro Casablanc

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Reviews

  • "Lucie Borleteau tells a sensitive and intelligent story within the provocative context of a Paris strip club. That doesn’t mean she skimps on the sensuality, though, and part of her movie’s appeal is that it allows all of its characters to be unabashedly sexy. This is a movie that has room for both graphic nudity and a cameo from documentary legend Frederick Wiseman. "
    Josh Bell, Crooked Marquee
  • "Borleteau's film celebrates the human spirit's resilience through the lens of a woman, encouraging a deeper dive into the interactions between the seen and the unseen."
    Chris Jones, Overly Honest Movie Reviews