Similar to the nymph, the nineteenth-century nymphomaniac
was a shifting and slippery concept.
Like von Trier, his nymphomaniac
tries to outrun social permissiveness in chase of the vanishing forbidden.
Therefore, they grafted the concept of the "frigid woman" onto the literature of nymphomania by arguing that nymphomaniacs
had failed to make the mature move towards experiencing sexual pleasure, not in the clitoris, but in the vagina
In a period in which a large segments of the medical community believed that masturbation and sexual excess caused insanity and disease, it probably seemed logical to many of them to label women with "excessive sexual desires," as nymphomaniacs
, although it was never clear what excessive meant.
But the police have made me out to be a mad nymphomaniac
, which is unfair.
VOLUMES I & II 18, 325mins This director's cut is a longer and even more sexually explicit release of Lars Von Trier's controversial 2014 film which stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as a young woman whose sexual obsession leads her on a dark, often disturbing journey of self exploration.
SIR - Your columnist Carolyn Hitt (January 10) tells the tale of a visit to Netflix and accidentally clicking on a dodgy film called Nymphomaniac
Volume One - and then being waylaid by an algorithm determined to shower her with an avalanche of suggestive things in a similar vein.
From the second we see Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) lying bloodied in a Brussels courtyard, we know that Nymphomaniac
will be another old tale of Ruined Woman.
Volume 1 Cert 18, Running time 117mins Volume 2 Cert 18, Running time 124mins
Jamie will star in the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Filth, sci-fi drama Snowpiercer, the Lars von Trier real-sex drama Nymphomaniac
and the quirky romantic comedy Fighting Jacob.
A self-confessed party animal, the 26-year-old - who had her breasts enlarged from an A to a DD cup - says: "I have got a high sex drive, the girls have called me a nymphomaniac
in the past.
Christina Ricci is a nymphomaniac
, 'helped' by Samuel L.