Ovidie is an author and director of fiction and documentaries, with a Doctorate in Literature and Film Studies, specialising in body issues, feminism, and sexuality(ies). Initially part of the pro-sex feminist movement, she spoke out in the late 1990s demanding better representation of women on screen. From the age of 19 she made a series of adult fiction for Canal +. All her films revolve around strong female characters.
From 2010 onwards she turned to making documentaries (France 2, Arte, Canal +) and radio series (France Culture). Selected in 2018 for the Albert Londres Prize, she received the Amnesty International Award the same year.
Since 2018, she has returned to fiction with two short films and the eight-episode series Des Gens Bien Ordinaires, a dystopia in which gender and power relationships are reversed.