A typically controversial effort from Danish director Lars von
Trier, two-part art film Nymphomaniac starred Charlotte Gainsbourg as a sex
addict who recounts her sexual experiences over the years with co-stars
including Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and Hugo Speer. While it’s by no means a
jolly film – it’s the third and final instalment in von Trier’s Depression
trilogy, which says a lot – it certainly lives up to its title.
There is a catch with Nymphomaniac though. Although the sex we see is indeed unstimulated, it’s not actually performed by the movie’s main stars but by porn actors acting as body doubles which was then digitally imposed into the scene. So, no you do not get to see Shia LaBeouf’s penis. Sorry to disappoint.
Anyone familiar with von Trier’s oeuvre shouldn’t be too surprised though. He pulled the same ‘swapping star genitals for body double genitals’ shtick in both The Idiots (1998) and Antichrist (2009).