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Porn film, Annie Ernaux, Bruno Le Maire... The confessions of Michel Houellebecq's wife and muse

2023-05-23T14:19:09.031Z

Highlights: The novelist's companion breaks the silence in Paris Match. To deliver her side of the story regarding the case of the erotic film in which she and her husband appear. And deliver some confidences about his life with the author of Elementary Particles. Lysis Houellebecq, whose real name is Qianuyn, has been married to the writer since 2018. But she claims her independence both in her relationship - "I am lucky to have an apartment entirely at my disposal, independently of my husband"


The novelist's companion breaks the silence in Paris Match. To deliver her side of the story regarding the case of the erotic film in which she and her husband appear. And deliver some confidences about his life with the author of Elementary Particles.


Lysis Houellebecq, Michel Houllebecq's wife, speaks for the first time. To defend his couple, entangled in a story of film X. In early 2023, the author launched legal proceedings to cancel the broadcast of an erotic film in which he played. The cause? A compromising scene as well as a contract clause not respected. After appealing, Michel Houellebecq will finally be able to watch the film before its broadcast and oppose some images. Despite the obstructions of the writer, the film will still see the light of day.

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Interviewed by Paris Match, the thirty-year-old, who also appears in the short film, believes that "it is a story fabricated by a group of people who seek to be foamed using the image of my husband". She claims that she and her husband were trapped. According to her, this group would have "bribed an employee of the hotel to obtain a duplicate of the room I occupied with Michel, without our authorization". "I was bruised by the porn film affair," she laments. I lost friends, especially right-wing Catholics." Michel Houellebecq, who explained in his defense that he signed this contract because he was depressed and had been drinking, will release a pamphlet entitled Quelques mois de ma vie this Wednesday, May 24 relating this episode.

Friend of the elites

Lysis Houellebecq also talks about his friendships, notably with the Sarkozy couple. "I have very good memories of a dinner at their house, the Seigner-Polanski couple was invited," she says. Her husband was awarded the Legion of Honor in 2019 by Emmanuel Macron. At this ceremony, former President Nicolas Sarkozy was also present. She also explains that she is close to Bruno Le Maire, who appears in her husband's latest novel. "He is a very dear friend of Michel. I consider him a man of refined wit and even a romantic," she said.

On the other hand, Michel Houellebecq's wife does not make much of the writer Annie Ernaux, the last Nobel Prize in literature. "French feminism would be annihilated if it were represented by Annie Ernaux! This woman believes that her personal story is a splendid anthropological example. But to imagine that succeeding in the Capes de lettres transforms you into a big bourgeois, sorry, but it's not a little naïve? If you are interested in social class issues, read Balzac," she castigates.

Poet of Chinese origin, Lysis Houellebecq, whose real name is Qianuyn, has been married to the writer since 2018. But she claims her independence both in her relationship - "I am lucky to have an apartment entirely at my disposal, independently of my husband" - and on her blog where she is not afraid to expose her body. Because, she says, "I assume my feminine exhibitionism".

Source: lefigaro

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