Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965) is a classic Italian comedy-drama directed by Federico Fellini. It follows the story of Juliet, a middle-aged housewife, as she discovers her husband's infidelity and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. The film is known for its surrealistic visuals and its exploration of themes such as sexuality, spirituality, and the human condition.
One of the most memorable aspects of Juliet of the Spirits is its exploration of sexuality. Throughout the film, Juliet is presented with a variety of sexual experiences, from her husband's infidelity to her own fantasies and desires. The film also features several scenes of nudity and sexual encounters, including a scene in which Juliet is seduced by a mysterious woman.
The film also explores the idea of female sexuality in a way that was rare for its time. Juliet's journey of self-discovery is shown to be a liberating experience, as she learns to accept and embrace her own sexuality. This is highlighted in a scene in which Juliet visits a fortune teller, who tells her that she is "free to be whatever she wants to be".
Juliet of the Spirits is a unique and powerful exploration of sexuality and the human condition. Its surrealistic visuals and exploration of female sexuality make it a classic of Italian cinema.
Only brief scenes of scantily clad women and men.
A nude woman see in a swimming pool,her breast visible.
a strange boat opens its door to reveal a group of nude adults, and a women wearing a band over her breasts can be seen.
A shaman-type woman intensely encourages animal like sexual behavior.
In a scene where characters are acting out the atmosphere of a brothel, full cleavage can be seen, including a women wearing nipple caps
the camera focuses on a statue of a human form with prominently exposed breasts and the head of an eagle.
A character removes a shoulder-length wig from a mannequin, only to find that it is human and that she has exposed it's real breasts
The camera slowly pans over a woman standing completely naked, covering her vagina with her hands. Breasts can be seen.
Sex is implied throughout the film. It is essential to the plot and when it is implied, it is often accompanied by surreal, promiscuous and or 'satanic' imagery.