By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire February 20, 2014 at 4:8PM
Between the Met, the Louvre, the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and the countless museums around the globe that display and restore significant pieces of art, science and history, one would never believe that there's much more to see in this world. But that assumption is quickly dissolved upon viewing the trailer for "The Final Member," a documentary about the Icelandic Phallological Museum, an institution that dedicates itself exclusively to featuring and preserving male genitalia.
Proudly touting it as "the world's only penis museum," the museum's founder and curator Sigurður "Siggi" Hjartarson has managed to procure the genitalia of almost every species under the sun, and his long quest for a museum that's "fully equipped" has never brought him to a halt -- until now. There remains one species from which the penis aficionado has yet procure the prize: man. With that, Siggi's mission becomes clear. But complications soon arise, especially when Siggi finds himself with two different men competing for the chance to exhibit their genitals in a museum that will give their private parts an unprecedented place in history.
The trailer manages to keep the film's unsettling premise light, focusing on the comical exasperation of Siggi's bizarre quest and the voluntary involvement of an elderly Icelandic Casanova who has chosen to donate his penis upon his death -- and the eccentric American who is determined to beat him to it by donating his penis while he's still alive (with a nice tattoo to show off his patriotism).
"The Final Member," produced and directed by Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math for Drafthouse Films, opens in select theaters & VOD on Friday, April 18th.
Check out the trailer below: