April 4, 1970|
Hollywood, United States
|Died||January 26, 2012(aged 41)|
|Occupation||Author, screenwriter, filmmaker|
Dominique Mainon (April 4, 1970 – January 26, 2012), was an American author, screenwriter and filmmaker  living in Laguna Beach, California. She has written several books along with noted author and film historian James Ursini including Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies (ISBN 0879103698)(Limelight Editions, 2009), Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Obsession and Love Gone (ISBN 0879103477) and The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen (ISBN 0879103272), all published by Hal Leonard/Limelight Editions. She has  contributed to other books such as Gangster Film Reader, edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini, and co-authored "Mae West" (ISBN 382282321X) which is part of the Taschen Movie Icons Series edited by Paul Duncan.
Mainon was also noted as a transhumanist and futurist. Speaking on a radio interview with Dr. James Hughes, the Executive Director The Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies and author of Citizen Cyborg, Mainon revealed that one of her latest books in progress was an extensive study and reference about the changing role of androids, robots and cyborgs in cinema and pop-culture. She was also completing Suburban Apocalypse: The Debasement of the American Dream in Cinema, a book co-written by Scott Tapio.
Dominique Mainon was born to a British mother and a Texan father and spent much of her early years in the small village of Barripper in Cornwall, England where she lived with her Grandparents, attended PenPonds school, and first gained interest in the arts. As a teenager she traveled Europe independently and attended high school at the Gymnasium Juvenaat in Bergen Op Zoom in The Netherlands where she learned to speak Dutch.
In 2004 Dominique was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her time enduring chemotherapy and radiation she collaborated with James Ursini to write her first book, The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen where she alludes to her experience in the  first quote appearing in the introduction of the book which says "Amazon women cut off their right breast in order to better aim their arrows" and explains the significance of the one-breasted amazon archetype.
In 2005, Dominique tracked down the author of My Jihad: One American's Journey Through The World of Usama Bin Laden—as a Covert Operative for the American Government (ISBN 0743470591), Aukai "Aqil" Collins and located him in prison in Durango, Mexico on a weapons charge for bounty hunting. She began communicating with Collins on regular basis with the interest of making a film of his life story and co-writing a sequel book. In May 2006 Aukai Collins was released from prison in Mexico and dropped off in El Paso, Texas, after which they began work on a documentary about his experiences in Mexico and other countries called "Have Gun Will Travel" and she worked on adapting his book "My Jihad."
Mainon went on to write two more books and then suffered a recurrence of cancer which led to a mastectomy and severe illness through 2008. Blackie's surfer Kerry Pedlow and many others in the longboard surfing community in Orange County came together in a  surf-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for Dominique, and was recognized in local press for surfing for eight hours straight. Several cast members of Bravo TV's hit reality series The Real Housewives of Orange County including Jeana Keough, Vicki Gunvalson and Tammy Knickerbocker also came together to organize a  benefit for Dominique to help raise money for her medical expenses.
Dominique Mainon recovered again and did work in the fashion industry producing behind-the-scenes fashion films for legendary and major brands such as Sasson, Seven and Rerock jeans, as well as Kitson LA, Rockstar Original and Elite Model's Fashion in collaboration with internationally recognized photographer Daniel Siboni of Innerspace Galleries.
- The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen (2006)
- Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies (2007)
- Movie Icons: Mae West (2008)
- The Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies (2009)
- *Alicia Eler - Women as Warriors: Interview with Dominique Mainon (Windy City Times, March 7, 2007)
- *Randall King - That's Why the Lady is a Vamp (Winnipeg Free Press, Dec. 15th, 2009)
- * Staff - Fall 2007 Trade Paperbacks: Performing Arts & Film (Publisher's Weekly, August 8th, 2007)
- * Staff - Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies (Midwest Book Review, January 2008)
- *Mary Ann Gwinn - Pick up a Good Book (Seattle Times Newspaper, Dec. 2nd, 2007)
- * Kathy Hunzer - The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen (Feminist Teacher - Volume 18, Number 3, 2008, pp. 246-248)
- *J.R. Taylor - Packed, Stacked and on the Attack (Mr. Skin, July 1st, 2006)
- * Dane Swanson - Book Review: Gangster Film Reader (Santa Monica News, Aug. 23rd, 2007)
- *Staff - Collection Movie Icons/Editions Taschen (Mémoire des Arts, France, July 01, 2008)
- *Staff - The Big Picture (Metro U.K., July 11, 2008)
- *Dr. James Hughes - Cinema's Amazons and Cyborgs (Changesurfer Radio, Dec. 20th, 2009)
- Google Book Search "Introduction" *The Modern Amazons Intro
- Laylan Connelly - "Surfing 8 hours straight to help breast cancer patient" (Orange County Register, September 30th, 2008)
- Mark Eades - "Real Housewives help friend and breast cancer victim" (Orange County Register, October 18th, 2008)
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- Seattle Times: Books, Dec. 2007
- Publisher's Weekly Fall 2007
- SciFi.com Listing
- Author's Home Site
- Windy City Times Interview
- LeonardMaltin's PIcks
- Von Diven und Sängern
- Housewives Pink Hope Benefit for Dominique Mainon
- Aukai Collins Video Channel
- Changesurfer Radio
- Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Obsession and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies Hal Leonard Press/Limelight Editions (ISBN 0879103477)
- The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen Amadeus Press/Limelight Editions(ISBN 0879103272)
- Mae West (Movie Icons Series) Taschen (ISBN 382282321X)
- Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies Hal Leonard Press/Limelight Editions (ISBN 0879103698)