She never wanted to be famous. In fact, her life was to be one in shadows, a double life of secrets and yes, intrigue. The stuff of spy novels. So it makes sense that she's written one of her own entitled Blowback. After all, what's an outed spy to do?
Seeing the new Doug Liman film Fair Game last night was a chilling reminder of the power of the presidential agenda, and the cruelty with which those in the ruling class can crush the truth in the name of whatever they've got cooking.
Plame discusses when she first told Wilson that she was worked for the CIA, the unglamourousness of actual spy work and Wilson's advice for people who want to hold their government officials accountable.
The night we screen Fair Game, the questions are tough and pointed: why we cast an Egyptian actor and not an Iraqi one; the film might bring people to justice in America, but what about the damage we caused in Iraq?
Cannes is set to kick-off this evening with the premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Ridley's movie is not in competition, but the premiere is destined to bring the stars out in droves.