By Witney Seibold

Nymphomaniac I young Joe

Lars Von Trier has always been interested in sex. Going back as far as Breaking the Waves, he has always been willing to delve into what he sees as the ineffable mysteries of human sexuality, and female sexuality in particular, with a stress on the way sexuality and crippling depression can overlap. If you haven’t seen Antichrist – and its gut-wrenchingly hopeless depiction of shocking sexual violence and its chaotic dark trek into an exploration of misogyny in general – well, you must steel yourself for the orgy genital mutilation therein.

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