Shia LaBeouf has been pretty eager to discuss his involvement with Nymphomaniac, Lars Von Trier’s latest critic bait and probable hot number. As a one-time rumored participant in “real sex” on-screen, LaBeouf has made no secret of his willingness to please Von Trier, calling the Danish director a “visionary.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Stellan Skarsgard have all spoken up about Von Trier’s reputed misogyny as well as the film’s steamy subject matter. Gainsbourg, who worked with Von Trier on Antichrist and Melancholia, doesn’t think his portrayal of female suffering should be labeled ‘misogynistic,’ and that her part in Nymphomaniac “could have been written by a woman.’
Addressing its suggestive ‘porn’ tag, Skarsgard added, “The film is sexually explicit but, believe me, it will be a very, very bad wanking movie.”
Nymphomaniac, slated for a 2013 release, is billed as “a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50.” Gainsbourg will star, with supporting roles from LaBeouf, Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, and recently cast Christian Slater.