In a later scene, Alex was subjected to corrective treatment and reprogramming -- experimental aversion therapy imposed by the state in which he was behavioristically conditioned (with his eyes clamped wide-open in order to view scenes of violence in films while drugged to induce nausea and forced to listen to his beloved Beethoven) to suppress his violent and aggressive sexual drives and urges - and in the process gave up his own individual and personal rights to become a model citizen.
He was assaulted and kicked on the floor (with vicious blows of boots to his mid-section) by Alex who ironically punctuated and timed his rhythmic, soft-shoe kick-dance to his gleeful singing and tap-dancing of the lyrics of Gene Kelly's tune Singin' in the Rain. Alexander was also forced to helplessly watch the ugly disrobing and choreographed rape of his own wife when Alex cut away her skin-tght jumpsuit and attacked her breasts.
He snipped off two circles of jumpsuit cloth around them to expose them and then in the mode of 'Jack the Ripper,' he slit her entire suit off from her pant leg upward.
Some believed it was because it was rumored that Kubrick and his family had received death threats.
It wasn't officially available there again - in theaters or on video - until 2000, a year after his death.
By the film's conclusion, Alex, now supposedly "cured," returned to his former self.
An enigmatic dream-like image came on the screen - with both his free will intact and with his old proclivities for sex and violence.It takes a true woman to understand that the purest form of love is to love a man who denies himself to her - a man who inspires worship, because he has no need for any woman, because he has himself. Feminists were outraged with some of the misogynistic images - such as the obscene female poses of the supine furniture in the Korova bar, the prolonged rape of a big-breasted 'devotchka' (Shirley Jaffe) on an empty opera house stage to the tune of Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, a gigantic penis sculpture being used as a murder weapon on the Cat Lady, a sped-up orgy (within a threesome composed of two females and a male) performed to the tune of the William Tell Overture, and a view of the protagonist's snake gliding toward a woman's vagina.And who is better, more beautiful, more powerful, more perfect... more strong, more masculine, extraordinary, more... The most infamous was the rape scene of a couple in an ultra-modern, opulent house by sociopath Alex's (Malcolm Mc Dowell) gang of derby-hatted droogs (Pete, Georgie, and Dim) who were wearing masks with comical noses.You're doing it all wrong" - when she deviated) while she kneeled between his legs. The subversive film was hotly debated when it was released - both highly praised and objectionable for its bleak outlook, and for its pairing of comedy with 'ultra-violence' - including two rape scenes.After accepting payment of 0, and as he reclined back on a couch, she reassured him as she stroked his thighs: "I don't think we're gonna have any trouble tonight." She called him "a real man, a kind man" and then went on to encourage him to rise up and be manly: strength, from an inner power so strong that every act, no matter what, is more proof of that power. That's why they try to cut ya down, because your knowledge of yourself and them is so right, so true, that it exposes the lies by which they, every scheming one of them, live by. [Two other films that were highly criticized a few years earlier for breaking similar taboos were Sam Peckinpah's bloody western The Wild Bunch (1969), and Bonnie and Clyde (1967).]The dystopic film about fascist social conditioning and free will, adapted from Anthony Burgess' novel, was heavily criticized and opposed by religious groups for its sexual and violent content.That was all that was left to him, to feed his violent and sexual personality.