The whole film is one long staged sexual scene after the other.
Certainly shocking for its time.
The final set piece is a work of staggering sexual power as our anti-hero Jean-Baptiste Grenoiulle releases with one flutter of his hand the essence of pure scent from a piece of cloth.
The costumes and makeup of Brooks adds in large part to this overtly sexual mood; thick black lipstick and that iconic short bob.
In a scene of disturbing sexual content, the couple are having sex unaware of the fact that captain Gerd Wiesler is listening to everything in their bugged apartment.
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One such moment involves a plant growing out of her reproductive organs in her hospital bed.