Venus in Furs

In popular culture

  • The Velvet Underground's 1967 debut album included the song "Venus in Furs".
  • The 1992 feature film Swoon opens with Richard Leob performing a dramatic reading of Venus in Furs with the assistance of several women and drag queens.
  • The novel has been adapted for film several times: in 1967; in 1969 by Massimo Dallamano; in 1969 by Jesus Franco; in 1985 as Seduction: The Cruel Woman (Verführung: Die Grausame Frau), a lesbian-feminist interpretation directed by Monika Treut; and in 1995.
  • Steve Tanner adapted the novel to stage. In May 2004, it premiered in Los Angeles at the Sacred Fools Theater Company as part of its "Get Lit!" series.[1]
  • The book inspired Venus in Fur, a 2010 play set in the modern day by David Ives, which had its Off-Broadway premiere at the Classic Stage Company in New York City starring Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley. In February 2012, a new Broadway production of this play premiered at the Lyceum Theatre starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy. In late 2012, Roman Polanski directed a film adaptation of the play starring Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric.
  • The 2004 Of Montreal album Satanic Panic in the Attic features a song called "Vegan In Furs".
  • Grimes' 2010 album Geidi Primes features a song called "Venus in Fleurs".
  • Electric Wizard's seventh album Black Masses (2010) included a track entitled "Venus in Furs".

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