WARNING: Unless you work from home, this clip is likely NSFW.
Well, it looks like provocateur Lars von Trier is done playing coy with his upcoming release Nymphomaniac. Since 2011, the polarizing filmmaker has been promising this scandalous drama would feature unapologetic hardcore sex, and yet when it came to marketing the movie the first waves of images and clips were decidedly tame. Consider the cheeky first poster:
Yes, there's a clear allusion to female genitalia, but it's subtle with a smirking sense of humor. Next came an image that teased a three-way, then a poster full of kinks but largely devoid of nudity was unveiled.
Afterwards each month offered up a new clip from the film, one from each chapter, presumably counting down to the film's US debut. And while each of these videos has alluded to sex, none have proved terribly racy. For instance, here is the last teaser, from "Chapter 4: Delirium," which at its worst dabbles in voyeurism.
Finally, things got steamy last month when a series of character posters were released unlike any we'd ever seen before. Instead of showing off the characters in steely poses, Nymphomaniac's promos stuck true to their raunchy material and presented us with "O" faces of all sorts. All this has played as precursor to the above clip for "Chapter 5: The Little Organ School," where more is being played with than instruments.
But what's it all about? Written and directed by von Trier, Nymphomaniac centers on a woman and self-professed nympho named Joe. After enduring a brutal beating and being left for dead in the street, she is taken in by a Good Samaritan whose reward appears to be playing eager witness to Joe's incredible and very erotic life story. Recurring von Trier leading lady Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as Joe, while newcomer Stacy Martin plays her younger self, who you can see in action in Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Also on board for this risky and risqué drama are Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Udo Kier, Sophie Kennedy Clark, and Mia Goth.
Nymphomaniac has not yet announced a U.S. release date, but the final film will make its world premiere in von Trier's native Denmark on Christmas Day.