Delta of Venus is a 1994 American erotic drama film-though it was released in 1995-inspired by the erotic story collection of the same name by Anais Nin. The book is not autobiographical, nor does it have a frame narrative. The movie has one, about a Nin-like American who begins an affair with another expatriate American in pre-World War II Paris, and who writes erotic stories, representing her fantasies. Some of these stories/fantasies, based on those of Nin, are explored on-screen.The film was directed by Zalman King, and stars Audie England, Costas Mandylor, and Marek Vasut. NC-17 and R-rated versions of the film exist. The NC-17 rating is due to explicit sex.