Controversial “Nymphomaniac” Movie Posters Released


Will Nymphomaniac steal 50 Shades of Grey‘s thunder or set the bar for the highly anticipated film?

The Nymphomaniac movie posters have been released and the 14 character posters are turning heads .  The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe and all stripped down for the marketing materials.


Nymphomaniac comes from controversial director Lars Von Trier, who set out to make an epic film, chronicling the sexual life of a woman named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

Early reports of the explicit sex scenes during production make the character posters seem tame by comparison. The director’s original intention was to cut two versions of the film: one R-rated and suitable for more mainstream theaters; the other, a scandalous NC-17 cut that would feature actual sex.


The film was not given much thought until it began casting Hollywood stars like LaBeouf and Thurman.  Afterwards questions arose whether Von Trier would be able to follow through on his original (and controversial) plans. When MTV News spoke with LaBeouf before production started, he insinuated that nothing would be held back.  “[The movie] is what you think it is,” LaBeouf said, adding that he’d do “whatever is asked.”

“It is Lars von Trier, making a movie about what he’s making. For instance, there’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we’re doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.”


Louise Vesth, a producer on the film, later clarified to The Hollywood Reporter how the explicit sex scenes involving the stars would be shot. “We shot the actors pretending to have sex,” he said, “and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two. So above the waist it will be the star and below the waist it will be the doubles.”

The earlier trailer doesn’t show us much.  Needless to say whatever your stance on the movie, all will be interested in knowing how far things are pushed.