Joe continues to tell to Seligman the story of her life. Joe lives with Jerome and their son Marcel and out of the blue, she loses sexual sensation in intercourse. Joe seeks kinky sex, perversions and sadomasochism expecting to retrieve her sex drive. Jerome leaves home with Marcel and gives his son to a foster house for adoption. Then Joe is sent to therapy by her gynecologist but she does not admit that she is addicted to sex. Meanwhile Seligman tells Joe that he is virgin and helps her to understand her actions. Joe believes that Seligman is her friend, but is he?
|nudity||10/10 The Australian version is heavily modified so no vaginal shots are seen, however throughout the movie there is a constant flow of close-ups of men's penises ejaculating, all skin colours and erect and flaccid. Several instances of erect penises displayed in full view. In one scene, the main character performs unsimulated oral sex on a man. At the end of the film, a man pulls his limp penis out of his pants, holds it a few inches away from her butt and tries unsuccessfully to arouse himself. The Director's Cut version is extremely explicit, with many closeup shots of vaginal and anal penetration.|
|violence||10/10 Violence isn't frequent, but when it happens it's strong and bloody. Joe goes to a young man, only referred to as K, who performs sadomasochistic acts on women who desire such. He ties her up and whips her butt many times until the skin is covered with welts and bleeding. Joe pulls a gun on Jerome, but fails to pull the hammer back. He circles her silently, knocks her down, and proceeds to beat her up, leaving her lying on the ground. After having brief sex with Jerome, P walks over and urinates on Joe. Seligman attempts to have sex with Joe, assuming that she, as a nymphomaniac, has had sex with thousands of men and therefore does not care. The screen cuts to black as Joe grabs the gun out of her pocket. Only the sounds of what is transpiring are heard: Joe cocks the gun and shoots Seligman. We hear the thump of a body and Joe quickly leaving the apartment. ONLY ON DIRECTORS CUT AND HARD TO STOMACH! Joe performs an abortion to herself, with instruments from her home. The scene is extremely graphic, when she is shown penetrating her vagina with different sized sticks with blood coming out and on the end she digs a small fetus out. The pulling out the fetus is suprisingly quick, but certainly not for the faint of heart.|
|profanity||8/10 Many F-words, 5 C-words, many other anatomical and scatological profanities.|
|alcohol||3/10 Alcohol is consumed in a couple of scenes.|
|frightening||10/10 The second volume is extremely disturbing and more violent than the first, but still sex scenes/nudity is also considered unsavory. These sequences unexpectedly start and end abruptly. The scenes with K are quite graphic, and can be hard to watch. There is a scene, reminiscent of von Trier's earlier work Antichrist, that Joe's infant son approaches the ledge of a nearby window. Unlike Antichrist, the child does not fall off the edge. The scene where Jerome attacks Joe after she tries to kill him is intense. The scene shown in directors cut where Joe performs an abortion to herself with very graphic details. People are known to have fainted because of this scene. 41/50 - this is okay for 18+ only NC-17 for aberrant explicit sexual content and graphic nudity, very intense atmosphere, strong bloody violence and strong language.|