So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

by

Jon Ronson

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Donna Dolore Character Analysis

Donna Dolore is a porn empresario who turned her childhood struggles with intense shame into her own liberation. Jon Ronson visited one of Donna’s shoots—the theme of which was a public shaming—to explore how oftentimes, porn actors are able to avoid feeling any shame because they take care of one another, protect one another, and take refuge in the idea of lessening other people’s shame by making private fantasies public.
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Donna Dolore Character Timeline in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The timeline below shows where the character Donna Dolore appears in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: Journey to a Shame-Free Paradise
Cycles of Shame, Trauma, and Violence Theme Icon
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...he should take Habib up on his offer to put Ronson in touch with Princess Donna Dolore of Kink.com studios, a famous porn impresario who’d turned an intense struggle with shame... (full context)
Cycles of Shame, Trauma, and Violence Theme Icon
Shame, Freedom of Speech, and Public Discourse Theme Icon
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At the shoot, Ronson mingled with adult performers and listened to Donna describe the rules for the shoot, during which porn actor Jodi Taylor would be spanked,... (full context)
Chapter 9: A Town Abuzz over Prostitution and a Client List
Shame and Social Media Theme Icon
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Looking back wistfully on his experiences at the shame-free porn shoot, Ronson recalled something Donna had said that night: she’d felt sad and humiliated after a post on TMZ, a... (full context)