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Virginie Despentes

Film Director / Novelist / Screenwriter / Writer | * 06/13/1969 (51) | Nancy, France
Virginie Despentes (French: [depɑ̃t]; born 13 June 1969) is a French writer, novelist, and filmmaker. Her work is an inventory of youth marginalization; it pertains to the sexual revolution lived by Generation X and to the acclimation of pornography in public spaces through new communication techniques. With a transgressive exploration of obscenity's limits, as a novelist or a film-maker she proposes social critique and an antidote to the new moral order. Her characters deal with misery and injustice, self-violence such as drug addiction, or violence towards others such as rape or terrorism, violences she has also suffered from. She is one of the most popular French authors from this era. She was named a member of the Académie Goncourt on January 5, 2016. Despentes resigned from this position on January 5, 2020 in order to dedicate more time to writing. ()
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Virginie Despentes is a French writer, novelist, and filmmaker. Her work is an inventory of youth marginalization; it participates to the sexual revolution lived by Generation X and to the acclimation of pornography in public spaces through new communication techniques. With a transgressive exploration of obscenity's limits, as a novelist or a film-maker she proposes social critique and an antidote to the new moral order.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Virginie Despentes

Prix Renaudot Lambda Literary Award Landerneau Prize La Coupole Prize Prix De Flore

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Movies with Virginie Despentes as Crew(6)

Directing/Director2012 Bye Bye Blondie
Writing/Writer2012 Bye Bye Blondie
Directing/Director2009 Mutantes
Directing/Director2000 Baise-moi
Writing/Novel2000 Baise-moi
Writing/Screenplay2000 Baise-moi

Citizenship: France
Born: Friday, 06/13 1969 (June) in Nancy (current age: 51 years + 25 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: French (FR, native language)
Member of: Collectif 50/50
Virginie Despentes frequently works together with these people:
Coralie (4x, Actress)
Lydia Lunch (2x, Actress)
Nina Roberts (2x, Actress)
Élodie Chérie (1x, Actress)
Zenza Raggi (1x, Actor)
Eric Larcin (1x, Actor)
Véronique Rosa (1x, Crew)
Michel Bouis (1x, Cast)
Carol Leigh (1x, Actress)
Clément Colonia (1x, Cast)
Jean Cotter (1x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:356283, Added: 08/15/2018, Last updated: 06/28/2020