Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 anti-war film directed by Dalton Trumbo and starring Timothy Bottoms. The film follows the story of a young soldier, Joe Bonham, who is severely injured in World War I and is left without arms, legs, eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. The film is a powerful exploration of the horrors of war and the devastating physical and psychological effects it can have on those who fight in it.
One of the most powerful aspects of the film is its exploration of sexuality. The film features several scenes that explore the physical and emotional effects of Joe's injuries on his sexuality. In one scene, Joe's nurse, Kathy, attempts to help him explore his sexuality by helping him to masturbate. This scene is incredibly powerful, as it shows the difficulty of Joe's situation and the emotional toll it takes on him.
In another scene, Joe is visited by a prostitute who attempts to have sex with him. This scene is particularly powerful, as it shows the desperation of Joe's situation and the fact that he is unable to experience physical intimacy. The prostitute's attempts to have sex with Joe are ultimately unsuccessful, as Joe is unable to perform due to his injuries.
The film also features a scene in which Joe's father attempts to have sex with him. This scene is particularly disturbing, as it shows the depths of Joe's desperation and the fact that he is willing to accept any form of physical intimacy, even if it is from his own father.
Overall, Johnny Got His Gun is an incredibly powerful film that explores the physical and emotional effects of war on those who fight in it. The film's exploration of sexuality is particularly powerful, as it shows the difficulty of Joe's situation and the emotional toll it takes on him. The film is a powerful reminder of the devastating physical and psychological effects of war and the importance of understanding and respecting those who fight in it.
In the opening dream scene, a woman undresses and there is full rear nudity. In the original US version, she turns around and there is full frontal. However it's not seen on the 2009 DVD release since Shout Factory!, the distributor of the DVD, explained that the best master they could acquire was a European edited release print of the film.
In the "carnival" scene, a woman is seen wearing nothing but small pieces of fabric to cover her private parts. Her pubic hair is slightly visible.
In another dream scene, a prostitute is knitting naked. Her breasts are visible. She also describes how, during the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, she had to escape from a building and run down the streets completely naked. Nothing Graphic.