Nicole Kidman has hit out at critics of her new movie Birth, insisting the sexual content is misunderstood.
Kidman plays a woman who believes a 10-year-old boy is the reincarnation of her dead husband - and a particular scene where she shares a bath with the boy has raised eyebrows.
But as the actress explains to New York Post columnist Liz Smith: "This is a movie about love, not about sex. Not even a hint of sex. You say it seemed European to you and haunting. Well, that's what almost everyone says. It is a story that stays with you."