Dominique Mainon

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Dominique Mainon
Born (1970-04-04)April 4, 1970
Hollywood, United States
Died January 26, 2012(2012-01-26) (aged 41)
Occupation Author, screenwriter, filmmaker
Official Author Website

Dominique Mainon (April 4, 1970 – January 26, 2012[citation needed]), was an American author, screenwriter and filmmaker [1] living in Laguna Beach, California.

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,[2] 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.

Early years[edit]

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 [3] 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 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 [4] 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 [5] 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.


Non-Fiction Books[edit]

She has [6] contributed to other books such as:

  • Gangster Film Reader, edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini, and co-authored [7][8]
  • "Mae West" (ISBN 382282321X) which is part of the Taschen Movie Icons Series edited by Paul Duncan.


  1. ^ *Alicia Eler - Women as Warriors: Interview with Dominique Mainon (Windy City Times, March 7, 2007)
  2. ^ *Dr. James Hughes - Cinema's Amazons and Cyborgs (Changesurfer Radio, Dec. 20th, 2009)
  3. ^ Google Book Search "Introduction" *The Modern Amazons Intro
  4. ^ Laylan Connelly - "Surfing 8 hours straight to help breast cancer patient" (Orange County Register, September 30th, 2008)
  5. ^ Mark Eades - "Real Housewives help friend and breast cancer victim" (Orange County Register, October 18th, 2008)
  6. ^ * Dane Swanson - Book Review: Gangster Film Reader (Santa Monica News, Aug. 23rd, 2007)
  7. ^ *Staff - Collection Movie Icons/Editions Taschen (Mémoire des Arts, France, July 01, 2008)
  8. ^ *Staff - The Big Picture (Metro U.K., July 11, 2008)

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