Theater full of kids gets treated to the ‘Nymphomaniac’ trailer before a Disney cartoon
In a move that can only be chalked up to some disgruntled film projectionist’s Tyler Durden shenanigans, the PG audience of a Tampa, Florida movie theater “accidentally” took in an unexpected trailer for Lars von Trier’s graphic film “Nymphomaniac.” This might be harrowing enough for adults who are unfamiliar with the Danish director’s oeuvre, but this was shown to a room full of families who bought tickets to the Disney cartoon “Frozen.”
“They put in the filler, it looked like Steamboat Willie, the old Mickey Mouse cartoon, and then all of a sudden it goes into this other scene,” said Lynn Greene to Tampa’s Fox affiliate.
The trailer is so graphic that a preview clip was removed from YouTube in November for violating the terms of sexual content and nudity.
Adults at the theater reportedly covered their children’s eyes and ears, while others rushed out of the theater. “It seemed like forever when you’re trying to, you know, cover a little guy’s eyes,” continued Greene. “I didn’t have enough hands to cover his ears too and he got the sound down real good.”
In any other part of the country being subjected to the film’s perversity and shots of Shia LaBeouf’s patchy chest hair would be traumatizing. However, this is Florida, so it stands to reason that the kids probably saw a naked drunk man punch a cop during the drive over to the theater.
Still, we don’t envy the parents who had to have a premature conversation with their kids about how sex is a healthy expression of affection between two consenting adults which generally doesn’t involve enduring an icy leer from Stellan Skarsgård.
That being said, it’s probably better that kids learn about Dogme 95 from their parents than on the streets.