After meeting the enigmatic and persuasive Gilles de Ravennes at her ex-husband's party, Ariane Fontaine takes him on board as a partner in the exclusive club she has created at her luxury home in Paris. It's a place where the rich and ribald can indulge their most erotic fantasies.
When shy young teacher, Fleur Prentice, falls for Gilles' Rasputin-like charms at a London jazz club, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. Gilles and Ariane draw Fleur into a life of bizarre sex and rituals of discipline, played out at the Theatre of Dreams.
Complications arise when Gilles secretly invites Fleur to his country house to test the limits of her sexually submissive nature. Ariane steps in quickly, deciding their covert behaviour needs correction. In doing so, however, she learns more about the hidden side of her own erotic temperament than she'd previously imagined.