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'''''Exit to Eden''''' is a 1985 novel by AnneRice, that was originally written under the pen name Anne Rampling before being subsequently published under her own name, about a BDSM resort, The Club.

Elliott is a masochistic man who goes to The Club in search of sexual fulfillment. Lisa is a sadist and one of the managers of The Club. Lisa falls for Elliott's sardonic humor and abandons her responsibilities to pursue a romance. They travel around the American south and reflect on each other, BDSM, and the future.

In 1994 it was adapted into a movie by Creator/GarryMarshall. The result was not pretty.

Elliot Slater (Paul Mercurio) is an [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]] photographer who has never managed to sustain a relationship on account of his masochistic proclivities. To come to terms with his sexuality, he signs up to go to the resort, here called Eden. Once there, he falls in love with the owner/head dominatrix Lisa Emerson (Dana Delany)...

Unfortunately, at the airport, Elliot inadvertently took photographs of wanted international diamond smuggler Omar (Stuart Wilson), who heads off to the resort himself to retrieve the diamonds. This forces cops Shelia Kingston (Rosie O'Donnell) and Fred Lavery (Creator/DanAykroyd) to go undercover at the resort to arrest him...

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!! This book and film provide examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: The diamond-smuggler subplot.
* AdaptationalModesty: In the book, the submissives are naked. In the film, they're just wearing skimpy outfits.
* AdaptationNameChange:
** In the book, the male lead's name is Elliot'''t'''. In the film, he's down a T, to Elliot.
** In the book, the name of the BDSM resort is The Club, with the title's Eden only metaphorical. In the film, The Club is changed to Eden to make the title more literal.
* AdaptationalSexuality: In the book, both Elliott and Lisa are bi. In the film, Elliot is totally straight and Lisa's bisexuality is toned down to subtext.
* AlliterativeList: The movie's "[[SafeSaneAndConsensual Safe, Sane and Submissive]]"
* AllWomenAreDomsAllMenAreSubs: Subverted. There are men and women in both roles.
* BlackComedyRape: Unusually done with a man harassing a woman. In the movie, Tommy tries to have sex with Sheila despite her saying no and backing away. It's played for comedy because Tommy's into BDSM and is supposed to be funny as a pervert.
* [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop Comedy]]
* ButNotTooBi: In the book, EveryoneIsBi, and Lisa interacts sexually with her submissive Diana. In the film, Lisa is still her submissive, but their relationship appears far more platonic than her relationship with Elliot.
* CasualKink
* CostumeTestMontage: Shiela trying on her fetish outfit.
* EatingTheEyeCandy Lisa is shown checking out the male Citizens' butts during the Welcoming Ceremony. It's revealed that Lisa has a butt fetish which is revealed when she spanks Paul
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Many ''male'' and female fans who like seeing Paul naked in the movie.
* EveryoneIsBi: In the book, this seems to be true. For the members of The Club, at least.
* FilmOfTheBook
* GratuitousRape: The book has a scene with Lisa making Elliott have a rape fight with another man, where he wins by raping the guy for her.
* MistakenForGay: Fred comes in to see Sheila and Nina struggling in a way that looks like they're having sex. This was not a reference to Rosie O'Donnell being a lesbian, as she didn't come out until eight years after the film was made.
* MsFanservice: Dana Delany
* ParentalAbandonment: In the film, Lisa's mother is dead and her father is emotionally distant.
* ParentalNeglect: In the film, Lisa's father is a cold, distant man.
* PropertyOfLove
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: The general principle of BDSM play that the story is based around. The movie, however, chose to alter the phrase to "Safe, Sane and Submissive."
* SafeWord: Mentioned briefly in the movie with the alternate phrase "control word", but it's not really explained.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Fred Lavery's problem.
* SexTourism
* ShoutOut:
** The book makes a few references to ''Literature/TheStoryOfO'', lampshaded.
** In the film, Sheila references ''Series/GilligansIsland''.
* SlaveCollar: Part of the submissive uniform.
* TeacherStudentRomance: In the movie, Lisa had a relationship with her graduate school English professor.
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