Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Here’s an exclusive set of photos from the very funny and oddly touching documentary The Final Member. The film chronicles the efforts of Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson to complete the permanent specimen collection at the Icelandic Phallological Museum — his museum dedicated to penises. Yeah, you read that correctly. The museum is missing one final member: a human specimen.
The film finds its heart in the competition between two men who both want to the the first to donate their member to the museum, and in so doing be enshrined for years to come. The concept is out there, but the film is sensitive and often hilarious. See a few new photos of the participants below.
Here’s the trailer once more:
Drafthouse Films will release The Final Member into select theaters & VOD on Friday, April 18th.
Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world’s only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and everything in between. Lamentably, Siggi’s collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi’s world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared.