The first trailer for Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” shows that the sex addiction drama is just as graphic as the title suggests.
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s character (a younger version played by Stacy Martin) has her fair share of erotic encounters over the course of her life, partnering up with members of both sexes — including Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe — before being taken in by Stellan Skarsgård after a brutal beating.
While there is plenty of explicit content thrown in the mix, the core of the film appears to be the title character coming to terms with her nymphomania — or sex addiction, as a help group in the trailer prefers to call it. And she doesn’t appear to be proud of it by the time she ends up in the shelter of a kind stranger.
“I’ve never met a bad person,” Skarsgård says.
“Well, you have now,” a battered Gainsbourg responds.