What is exact meaning of “Love” for a female? Is it the same that we are told about? Or it is slavery, bondage, sadomasochism and objectification? What lies at the end of the run? Who will chuckle at the end of the consumerism and gender dynamics? Whom will this “Love” cater? – The Patriarchy or the Mankind?
This TV series has tried to seek out the answer in its own way. In accord to imdb, ”The film came out on Video on the BRI Home Video in 1994 as a 10 Volume set. Each Tape contains one 60 minute episode. The film contains nudity and many adult situations but it is tasteful and while it is erotic and does contain a lot of nudity, it is not pornographic in nature. They did a good job with the series but it has two flaws built into it. First, as a series it was doomed…there are only a limited number of S & M tricks that the writers could pull out of their hats…before it starts getting repetitive. Secondly, because it is a series and not a mini series the 10 volume set does end at point that brings some closure but it ends without a bang…Perhaps it was just one of many episodes that was ment to be followed by another episode the next week. The Picture above is for the 1975 film directed by Just Jaeckin and has nothing to do with the series…likewise the Amazon vhs link brings you to the Just Jaeckin version which has nothing to do with the Series. The Volumes in the 10 volume set and their contents are listed below:
In Volume Nine O and Rene are both intimate with Jacqueline and both have the final goal of presenting her to Sir Stephen. Jacqueline is repulsed at some markings on O…but when Jacqueline’s little sister Natalie hears of O’s servitude she is enthralled.
In Volume Ten Jacqueline and Natalie make their decisions on whether to join Sir Stephen, O is put on display at a party and O realizes that Rene no longer desires her as he once does but she has reached such a psychological state that she no longer cares. Devotees of this life style will probably like the film alot!”