• Moderate
  • The basic theme of the movie glorifies a woman who achieves wealth and independence by becoming a courtesan, or highly paid prostitute. (Unlike French courtesans, who were generally more like "mistresses", the term here is used to describe a woman who has sex for money with a large number of different men.) The main character is shown entertaining clients numerous times, although only a couple of these depict actual sex acts.
  • There are several courtesans who appear topless in a few scenes.
  • There is a sex scene between Veronica Franco and a "client." Her breasts are visible. And there is obvious thrusting.
  • Another sex scene, between Veronica and Marco. It's a lot of tumbling and quick glimpses of her breasts. She is fully nude, but her pubic area is not exposed.
  • There are also several sexual references.
  • Maffio Venier: A greedy hand, an empty heart is all that wrests your legs apart.
  • And several suggestive actions with food regarding fellatio.
  • Sexually suggestive poetry recited.
  • A woman coaches another on how to please a man. They discuss sensuality. A naked male assistant (we see his bare chest and we see him from the back) is used in one scene--the woman instructs her pupil on how to touch him, while apparently stroking his privates.
  • Clients make appointments with the courtesan.
  • A visiting king chooses among courtesans to please him. The politicians of the town want to curry favor with him in this way. He is rumored to have kinky (non-specified) preferences. There is a strong implication of a perverted sex act with the king.
  • After Veronica is paid for her first client, she seems pleased with sex and the payment, rolls over with a smile and says, "Who's next?"