The Diary of Anne Frank
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
There’s no actual sex in The Diary of a Young Girl. There isn’t much more than kissing, in terms of the physical action. Still, Anne is very curious about sex and sexuality, and writes openly about her feelings. She describes attractions to both boys and, on at least one occasion, a girl, and gives us some rather detailed anatomy lessons. She doesn’t just want to write about her sexuality, but also to talk about it, which she does with Peter van Daan, and also, in a different way, with her father and sister. As her relationship with Peter deepens, Anne seems to want to go further than writing or talking. But, for a variety of reasons, Anne and Peter never move beyond the imaginary.