YouTube has allowed "Nymphomaniac" new racy teaser back online after previously yanking it from its site due to the video's nudity and heavily-sexual content. To protect younger viewers, an age restriction is added to the newly-restored clip.
Featuring "a chorale prelude by Bach," the video is split into three frames showing Stacy Martin as young sex addict, Joe, in bedroom romps. She receives an oral sex from an older man in one scene and shares an explicit scene with another lover played by Shia LaBeouf.
The video was initially removed for violating YouTube's Terms of Service which states that "most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context." But "there are exceptions for some educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic."
A spokesperson for the video-sharing website later says, "With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."
"Nymphomaniac" also stars Uma Thurman, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe and Connie Nielsen. Directed by Lars von Trier, it will be released in Denmark on December 25 and is expected to hit theaters in the U.S. the next year.
Despite LaBeouf's previous statement that he was willing to perform a real sexual act if it was needed, the director used body doubles for the NSFW scenes. "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," producer Louise Vesth said. "So above the waist it will be the star, and the below the waist it will be the doubles."