An interesting article appeared in the latest issue of the Smithsonian Magazine about the infamous Marquis de Sade, one of the characters in Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud as commentary on the upcoming Valentine’s
release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. My review of the book can be found here. The marquis had been found guilty of numerous charges that involve forced sex acts against females, mainly prostitutes, as well as offenses against who society would now term teenagers. Check it out at this link –>Who Was the Marquis de Sade? | History | Smithsonian.