Ever wonder about the world’s only penis museum? Neither have we. Until now.
The Final Member, a new documentary, gives us a full frontal view the stiff competition (heh) for “eternal penial preservation.”
The film follows Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, founder and curator of the Icelandic Phallological Museum. Siggi has every specimen a penis museum curator could ever dream of, ranging from field mice to reindeer to polar bears. The only thing he’s missing just happens to be the most important. And the most elusive.
Siggi desperately needs a human specimen to complete the collection. In his forty years of collecting, he has not been able to get his hands on one. But all that changes when not one, but two volunteers come forward in the hopes of achieving phallic immortality.
Watch the trailer to learn more, and try not to let the thought of Elmo haunt your dreams.
The reviews of the film have been generally positive; it was a New York Times’ Critics' Pick and was given a B+ by the A.V. Club. Simon Abrams at RogerEbert.com, however, wasn't as enthusiastic. He gave the film one star and calls the film "exploitative."
Check to see where The Final Member, distributed by Drafthouse Films, is screening in coming weeks and judge for yourself.
Alexandra DiPalma is a producer for Fusion Lightworks, Fusion’s In-house Branded Content Agency.