A series of posters for the new Lars Von Trier movie "Nymphomaniac" — in which most of the stars appear to be showing off their "orgasm faces" — is generating plenty of buzz on the Internet, E! Online reports.
The posters give the impression the film’s stars are having sex, the piece notes.
"And by the sheer looks of ecstasy on the faces of Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Shia LaBeouf — the first two actors appear to be at a climactic moment while the latter … seems to be enjoying a post-coital cigarette — moviegoers are in for a ride of supposedly epic sexual proportions," the story says.
Other stars featured in the posters include Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen, Willem Dafoe and Stacy Martin.
"’Nymphomaniac’ generated buzz before shooting even began after Shia told MTV News last year that he would go as far as the controversial Danish filmmaker asked when it came to the erotic drama’s explicit sex scenes, even implying that he’d forgo simulating copulation in favor of the real thing if necessary," the story reports.
At the time, LaBeouf reportedly said: "Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening."
Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in the movie as Joe, "the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac of the title, who’s found beaten in an alley and recounts the story of her sexual adventures," the report notes, adding: "In all, 14 character posters have hit the Web, all of which find the cast members — which also include Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, Mia Goth, Willem Dafoe, Stacy Martin and Connie Nielsen — posing in the throes of passion."
The story adds: "Von Trier shot the A-listers simulating sex, but as a ‘Nymphomaniac’ producer told The Hollywood Reporter, the director digitally replaced their privates with those of porn actors doing the deed for real."
The film is set to be released next year in the U.S., following a release in Denmark on Christmas Day, according to the report, which notes that it is expected to be released in both an NC-17 and an R-rated version.