Marianne and Leonard, Desire, and the Beauty in Objectification

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There is a scene in Nick Broomfield’s new documentary, Marianne and Leonard–chronicling the artist-muse relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ilhen–where Ilhen floats on her back in the Greek sea, straw-colored hair and languid body illuminated by the sun, as Cohen’s voiceover recites a poem in the…Jezebel