The latest teaser trailer for Lars von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac was briefly pulled from YouTube for breaching the site’s rules on sex and nudity.
The 57-second clip features a sex scene involving Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin as well as another scene with Martin interlocked with LaBeouf and two older men.
The clip was posted on YouTube Friday and within hours was pulled down for violating the terms of service, which state “most nudity is not allowed, particularly if its in sexual context… There are exceptions for some education, documentary, scientific and artistic content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic.”
A YouTube spokesperson later told The Hollywood Reporter the site acknowledged the mistake.
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“With massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call,” the YouTube spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it.”
The clip is the fifth to be released on the film’s official Youtube channel and is from Nymphomaniac’s fifth “chapter” titled “Little Organ School.” It follows the sexual progress of a woman from her youth to the age of 50.
The graphic sex scenes were produced with digital technology, according to NME.com.
“We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post [production] we will digital-impose the two,” producer of the film Louse Vesth said.
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The film will premiere in Denmark next month and will screen in Cannes next year.
You can watch the racy clip below. Needless to say, warning, graphic content.