Nymphomia Finally Coming

Lars Von Trier's much talked about movie Nymphomania is finally set to hit select theatres in December. Shia Labeouf made entertainment headlines everywhere when he announced last year that he would be having live, non-simulated sex on camera for the film. As one might have expected, however, this turned out not to be the case. The director made a statement that all live sex would be performed by body doubles who are porn actors.

This completely baffles me, but I won't get into that here as I covered the topic in this article in VUE's Sex Issue last year. None of this is new.

What is new is that promo posters for Nymphomania have been released. Each of the actors in the film, and there are many, posed for a portrait in which they were to show their 'orgasm' face. The results are mixed. Some of the people, mostly the women, I'd have to say, really do like the picture was taken while they were in the throes of sexual passion.

Others? Not so much.

You can see the whole set of posters here. Whether Trier is successful in showing the face of ecstasy in this series or not, her certainly has piqued my interest. I want to know who these people are and how they relate to each other. Will it be a great movie? Who knows? But, given his past track-record, Nymphomania, will at the very least be interesting, thought-provoking and potentially bizarre and disturbing.