A Dangerous Method

Dr Spanky thinks you’ve been naughty.

A fine production of a story that seems like it should have had far more to say. A great deal is touched upon but little is explored beyond Sabina Spielrein’s interest in spanking.

Spielrein is Jung’s first patient and it’s perhaps unsurprising that he and Freud, two pioneers, however luminary, of a new science that threatens to wander dangerously into the humanities, should draw heavily on their star patient’s own first hand notions about the psyche. They even put her to work on their other clients.

Kiera probably overplays the hamstrung kali-esque bonfire of freebasable woman sexuality that the two fathers happily warm their hands by in between taking copious notes and in Jung’s case, copious liberties.

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