Cody Corrall’s review published on Letterboxd:
the traditional relationship between sex and violence in horror is often transactional rather than complimentary. a female protagonist who has sex will rarely survive, and if she does, the shame and repression of sex is something that will follow her forever like a curse. sex often manifests as a villain while purity and virginity are the guiding light in the darkness.
but raw, and other extremist films like it, are acclaimed precisely for their unconventional and revisionist depictions of sex and violence on-screen