Each month, the official website for Lars von Trier’s upcoming film Nymphomaniac teases another of its eight chapters with a new video clip. Some have been strange, most have been funny, but few have given more than a hint of the movie’s much-hyped graphic nudty and sexuality. Last month’s “appetizer” was just Charlotte Gainsbourg walking towards a building. Feel the eroticism!
In contrast, this month’s one minute video contains more explicit sex than many entire movies. It features a barrage of full frontal nudity, a smidge of intercourse, and an assortment of split screens. Be warned: unless you work as an editor on the film Nymphomaniac, this clip is very NSFW:
This was the tease for Chapter 5, “The Little Organ School.” On the Nymphomaniac website, this text accompanies the video:
“A chorale prelude by Bach; three voices each with its own character, but in complete harmony. In other words: POLYPHONY.
The nymphomaniac is easily inspired, and acts it out.”
Uh huh. Bear in mind: this is only Chapter 5. How is von Trier going to top himself three more times with the rest of these teases? No, you know what? Don’t answer that; I’m too terrified to know the answer.
The sordidly bizarre way things are going, the only logical ending for this movie is an appearance by the fox from Antichrist, who shouts “The aristocrats!” right at the climax of the cast-wide orgy. In other words: POLYPHONY.