The movie, which contains lesbian sex scenes and nudity, garnered an Oscar nomination for its cinematography, but critical reviews were mixed. It was therefore believed that a new rating was needed for adult dramas that dealt with serious themes but contained sexually explicit or violent content. The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. Though the movie community—from producers to distributors—favored the new rating, some religious organizations and conservative groups initially opposed it. Radio and television stations operated by religious groups have condemned the new category, and in Birmingham, Ala. Beginning today, the movie will be shown in about theaters in more than 60 cities.
'Henry & June ()' reviewed by Nick Burton — Pif Magazine
Sign In. Hide Spoilers. Raskolnikov 6 June Phillip Kaufman's loving examination of Anais Nin's relationship with Henry and June Miller is an enthralling journey.
The film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 63rd Academy Awards. When Nin first meets Henry Miller , he is working on his first novel. Nin is drawn to Miller and his wife June , as well as their bohemian lifestyle. Nin becomes involved in the couple's tormented relationship, having an affair with Miller and also pursuing June. Ultimately, Nin helps Miller to publish his novel, Tropic of Cancer , but catalyzes the Millers' separation, while she returns to Hugo.