Lucky Pierre is the most famous man in Cinecity, where pornography is the basis of social norms and the mayoral motto is Pro Bono Pubis.
He walks to work (the studio where his films are made) in the winter cold, icicles tipping his constantly exposed and engorged penis, and every small interaction provides another opportunity for exercising his prurient art.This vision of a sexualized universe is unique in that social power (and the power to direct, rather than merely appear in, these sex-films) belongs entirely to women.
Lucky Pierre himself seems to have no free will, indeed, no existence outside his films.
He is commanded by these women, and by the overwhelming impulses of his prodigiously endowed organ.The book is a collection of fantasiesa man entering his office instantly begins acrobatically copulating with the receptionist on her desk; a piano teacher administers discipline to his nubile young female students; a castaway discovered by the Nine Muses, who have never seen a man before and quickly begin to test his unfamiliar parts; an engagement party turns into a frenzied bacchanal; a wedding into a sadomasochistic ritual and then a chase scene.
Pierre is often made ridiculous, a clown as much as a leading man, and always, everything that happens to him is seen; there is no part of his life that is not, potentially, a film.
For example, he joins up with the Extars, a guerrilla group of squatters who adopt him as Crazy Leg, their leader; with them, in particular Lottie, their young leading lady, he rediscovers the vivid joys of life as a sexual outlawincluding copulating with her on the trapeze of a circus.
Morose and attempting to avoid the inevitable, he flees to a showing of his own work, which ends up leading him, now resigned to his fate, back to the soundstagewhere, in the end, he rediscovers ecstasy, and the closure of his destiny.