IN BIG DEMAND Sophie, above, in Philomena and, right, in Nymphomaniac
Having established a link between the mythical nymph and the medical nymphomaniac
, I will now attempt to define and understand both as separate categories.
But clicking on Nymphomaniac
Volume I has opened a horrendous can of cyber worms because my computer now talks to me as if I am a middle aged man in a dirty mac frequenting shops with opaque windows.
She confides in him that she's a nymphomaniac
and a horrible person, he urges her to tell her story, setting off the series of flashbacks that make up the lion's share of the film.
Shortly after the ban was announced, news came that the Istanbul Film Festival, the city's largest cinematic event, would screen "Nymphomaniac
" in April.
Like von Trier, his nymphomaniac
tries to outrun social permissiveness in chase of the vanishing forbidden.
Cast member Shia LaBeouf arrives on the red carpet to promote the movie "Nymphomaniac
Volume I" during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 9, 2014.
She fields questions from a stick insect whose lover is obsessed with her, a fig wasp that laments that all the males she knows bite their girlfriends in half, and a lion bemoaning the fact that his mate is a nymphomaniac
. While the presentation is parodistic, the information Judson provides is a rigorous overview of the reasons different animals mate as they do and how their sex acts figure into the evolutionary process.
To the Victorians, "nymphomania" was a clear-cut concept: the "nymphomaniac
" was a diseased woman as her excessive interest in sex so blatantly defied the cultural conventions of "passionlessness" and the "Cult of True Womanhood." Groneman's focus on medical and legal records causes her to unnecessarily exaggerate her case; of course "nymphomania" was proscribed but Groneman seems to choose the most lurid examples!!
Almost any women who seemed to enjoy sex could be called a nymphomaniac
by some medical specialist or other and especially if she had a sex drive stronger than that of her male companion.
They are Garcin, a revolutionary who betrayed his own cause; Estelle, a nymphomaniac
who has killed her illegitimate child; and Inez, a predatory lesbian.
The star's film credits also include Disturbia, Nymphomaniac