"Nymphomaniac" has released a series of posters featuring its stars like Shia LaBeouf and Uma Thurman without their clothes on. Staying true to the erotic tone of the film, the photos display the actors, one in each picture, posing in a moment of apparent ecstasy.
LaBeouf rocking a slick hair seems to be enjoying a post-coital cigarette, while Thurman with her hair unbound and disheveled and her eyes rolling back looks to be caught in a climactic moment. Other cast members are also featured in a similar post-orgasmic euphoria.
Directed by Lars Von Trier, the film centers on a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who's found beaten in an alley and then recalls for her rescuer the story of her life. LaBeouf once said he was willing to perform a real sexual act if necessary.
"It is what you think it is," he told MTV News, calling Von Trier "a dangerous dude," "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."
Stellan Skarsgard, also featured in the poster, will play the older man who saves the sex-crazed Joe. Other casts captured in the throes of passion include Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen, and Mia Goth.
The movie will be released in Denmark on December 25 and is expected to hit theaters in the U.S. the next year. The pic will be made in two versions, the explicit and the tame ones.