Lars von Trier had his actors get down and dirty in his new sexually charged movie “Nymphomaniac.” Fans can expect to see the film’s stars like Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman and Stellan Skarsgard take part in graphic sex scenes with one another when the film finally hits theaters.
Except they won’t actually be having sex, as it turns out. The Hollywood Reporter learned from the film’s producer, Louise Vesth, that von Trier actually shot two separate versions of the sex scenes: one featuring the actors, and the other featuring body doubles actually having sex. The director now plans to “use digital technology to combine the actors’ non-explicit displays with the pornographic performance of the doubles,” THR reports.
“We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two,” Vesth said. “So above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles.”
This is the reason why “Nymphomaniac” wasn’t ready to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival or any other festival on the circuit. It’s an interesting move to have the sex scenes be composites, but at least we can be sure that there will be some crazy ridiculous lovemaking in this upcoming movie.
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