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.
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.
Most of Nymphomaniac
is a porno in ratings only (released unrated in the US, its "true," hard-core self is hiding somewhere in Europe, like Polanski).
But his new girlfriend, a nymphomaniac
named Narcissa (Maria de Medeiros), who listens to her tapeworm the way Edward G.
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
Kinsey, in particular, by reducing the study of sex to "outlets", notoriously defined the nymphomaniac
as "Someone who has more sex than you do.
Leaping around the stage in her glittering gold winkle-pickers and spray-on jeans, Eclair swung from the demonic nymphomaniac
to the deranged mother.
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.
An alcoholic nymphomaniac
posing as the epitome of genteel Southern womanhood, Blanche has, from her first appearance, a fragile hold on reality.
The star's film credits also include Disturbia, Nymphomaniac