Sex in both endeavors [Nymphomanic and Under the Skin] is a must; an addiction in the former and a tool for sustenance in the latter. But in both cases the women are driven by something beyond their control and as a result, they prey....more
Posts Tagged: Lars Von Trier
We view women’s sexual journeys different from men’s sexual journeys, particularly because we still have a hard time seeing women as sexual agents. In Nymphomaniac we see a woman who is in clear pursuit of sexual pleasure....more
The film is not frightening simply because it’s gory; it’s frightening because it takes an unflinching look at the power and complexity of our emotional lives, a power so great that it might in fact destroy us....more
It doesn’t take a Harvard-trained therapist to know that with love comes madness, obsession, jealousy, mind-fuckery, fear, panic and a healthy dose of psychosexual terrorism.
Maybe these symptoms aren’t manifested in such harsh terms for everyone, but there’ s no denying that love is hard and can make you lose your head....more