The First Step – Diary of a Sex Addict graphically depicts the true story of a gay Sex Addict's turbulent journey toward Recovery. The play veers from comedy to. A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption. Directed by Joseph Brutsman. With Michael Des Barres, Rosanna Arquette, Nastassja Kinski, Eva Jenickova. A restaurant owner leads a double life.