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Apparently, There's A Mandingo Party Scene In Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' (Photo)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 9, 2013 9:21 PM
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Danish auteur, enfant terrible Lars von Trier is at it again with what will surely be another provocative piece of cinema when his next film, Nymphomaniac, which is expected to make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, debuts.

The highly-anticipated film, von Trier's follow-up to 2011's melancholic Melancholia, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg (who's become a von Trier muse it seems, starring in his last 3 films), Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman and Jamie Bell.

Here's the official synopsis for Nymphomaniac:

The film is a wild and poetic story of a woman's erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter's evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi-faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

There've been reports that von Trier will cut 2 versions of the film: a sanitized R-rated cut, and an NC-17 version. His 2009 film, Antichrist, which featured a scene in which a man's (Willem Dafoe's) genitals are mutilated (amongst other things), was released without an MPAA rating because it was most certainly going to get an NC-17 rating.

Nymphomaniac reportedly will feature sex scenes with real penetration. And even though that hasn't yet been confirmed, I wouldn't put it past von Trier.

So what to make of this new photo still (above) from the film that surfaced earlier today, featuring a half-naked Charlotte Gainsbourg, in a sandwich between two black men, suggesting a sexually-charged scenario... I suppose it could be one of the many nympho stories she recounts to Skarsgård's character while he nurses her back to health after finding her beaten up in an alley. One can only assume that her sexual exploits, each one likely increasing in risk from one to the next, are what lead to her being beaten up and left in an alley.

I couldn't help but immediately think of those now infamous Mandingo Parties. Not familiar with what those are? Click HERE to catch up.

What Lars von Trier has in store for us this time around, is anyone's guess; but, really, at this point, if you're familiar with his past work (Breaking the Waves, The Idiots, Manderlay, and others), nothing at all he does on film should surprise. So I'm ready for anything...

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33 Comments

  • Miles Ellison | April 28, 2014 12:23 AMReply

    The internet is full of free porn. Most of it is probably more entertaining than this is. It's definitely considerably less pretentious.

  • Tim | February 15, 2013 7:30 PMReply

    Sounds like a project sure to solidify Von Trier's status as one of the worst directors of all time. Also, this article is shitty and so is your site. Glad I could stop by here and clear that up.

  • LuLz | February 13, 2013 9:00 PMReply

    wait a second, this isn't a porno?

  • verify | February 11, 2013 2:28 PMReply

    Grow The Fuck Up!!!!!

  • WellRead | February 11, 2013 10:56 AMReply

    Oh My God! I thought I was the only person on Earth who cites that damn Details articles. A few of my friends banned me from their emails after I forwarded that article. Can't say I'm particularly excited about the scene but definitely anticipating the film's release--Gainsbourg works hard for von Trier.

  • urbanauteur | February 11, 2013 9:36 AMReply

    could this be his ....Salo, or the 120 days of Sodom meet's She's Gotta Have It... lite?

  • zaike | February 10, 2013 5:49 PMReply

    I am astounded by how fucking ignorant commenters on this article are. I'm also annoyed by the click-baiting headline and general poor taste of this article. Just linking to an article about "Mandingo Parties" does not at all justify making this article about "Mandingo Parties". The only thing to be deduced from the picture is that Gainsburg is in a sex scene with two black men.

  • Justin W | February 10, 2013 7:35 PM

    That's why he included "apparently" in the titl

  • zaike | February 10, 2013 5:50 PM

    I said "article" a lot in that little rant. fuck you.

  • ALM | February 10, 2013 5:30 PMReply

    Based on your article above, this is not an "erotic journey", but is instead a porno being passed off as a Cannes worthy film.

  • Andre | February 10, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    Should have been a Lesbian 3 way with Gainsbourg and two Black chicks. What guy wants to watch a three way with 2 other guys. Lars Van Trier is a killjoy though Gainsbourg got a banging body. I hope she gets naked for real. No body doubles.

  • Eder | February 10, 2013 11:35 AMReply

    All that sounds like Shame, but in this movie, its the perpective of a woman

  • T | February 10, 2013 3:05 AMReply

    Those dudes must be out of their damn minds to not be curling up to an African/Black Queen.

  • Ted | April 28, 2014 12:04 AM

    That's cuz most brothas are gay. Snow bunnies are fat and ugly.

  • QBN | February 10, 2013 12:03 PM

    C'mon, you know mad brothas love the Snow Bunnies.. sista's are great, but there's nothing wrong with a lil diversity...

  • sergio | February 10, 2013 1:56 AMReply

    Hey, I've seen this film already. It's called Daddy's Worst Nightmare XXXXX Vol 3. Hell I've seen Volumes 1-15. (missed Vol. 8 though) Lars doesn't even have Justin Slayer, Rico Strong or Byron Long in his film

  • sergio | February 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Nope. Wild horses couldn't drag me away

  • Sweeta | February 11, 2013 1:02 PM

    Sergio, it's time for you to go. Go on! Git!!!

  • Ayo | February 10, 2013 1:24 AMReply

    if I had seen antichrist before his other movies I would never go near the guy.
    In fact I'm hesitant to now. Antichrist was mind-numbingly sexist.
    I felt it legitimised ideas about women that are already so embedded in the DNA of western society. Even I tried to switch of my morality id still think von trier a middle aged baby for dealing with his issues with women via punishing Gainsbourg

  • smig | February 14, 2013 8:36 PM

    Yes, these ideas about women are non-existent in the DNA of eastern society.

  • Quasarman | February 10, 2013 12:21 AMReply

    Also, congratulations indiewire and Lars Von Trier, your attempts at "provocative" cinema has just become nothing more than wank material for pervy black men like Carlton Jordan...

  • DRDR | February 10, 2013 12:18 PM

    Hey quasar, if you're that self-conscious you can always get your penis enlarged. ;)

  • Carl | February 10, 2013 12:57 AM

    STFU!!! If you don't want to see it, don't see it. Fucking cry baby! lol

  • quasarman | February 10, 2013 12:19 AMReply

    Why is this degenerate garbage being made into a film? And why are left wingers so enamored with this stuff?

  • DRDR | February 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    Why are conservatives so threatened by it?

  • Corvo | February 10, 2013 9:25 AM

    Because we are not fascist like you.

  • D.A. | February 9, 2013 11:22 PMReply

    I haven't seen 'Anti-Christ' and after seeing somewhere in this post about "a scene in which a man's (Willem Dafoe's) genitals are mutilated" I don't think I will unless one of my film buddies thinks it's a dare worth taking, which at that moment I will oblige (with my hand covering my eyes). I have, however, seen 'Melancholia' and became an instant fan of the work, so this may just spark my interest.

    I'm really more interested in the 'Mandingo Party' part of this post and since I have seen my fair share of Amateur Interracial porn, I must suggest that anybody with a brain can create a script off of that Details article and create something in the vein of 'Eyes Wide Shut', but from a black male prostitutes perspective.

  • Traci R. | February 9, 2013 9:43 PMReply

    Lars Von Trier is one the biggest sickos of them all in the filmmaking world...and I love his films. All of them. He's so twisted, dark and perverse. In a more sobering, moody and biting way than Quentin. QT's work is more playful, fun and even campy. Manderlay is still one of the biggest mindf*cks of my life. Dogwood too for that matter. Dancer in the Dark is one of my favorite films ever. Antichrist still has me a little confused in that incredibly awkward way that only LVT can do. I'll definitely be watching....uncomfortably.

  • VC | February 17, 2013 7:25 PM

    agree with you about "Manderlay" some of Ms. Kidman's best work.

  • Justin W | February 9, 2013 9:37 PMReply

    Well OK then hahahaha

  • Carlton Jordan | February 9, 2013 9:34 PMReply

    will def see now.

  • Gene Cross | February 9, 2013 9:31 PMReply

    If I want to see real sex scenes with penetration, I will watch porn. At least the actors are not as selfconscence...this is no big deal, yawn...

  • Carlton Jordan | February 9, 2013 9:27 PMReply

    will def see now.

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