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Sickening horror with real-life sex scene used body double because Willem Dafoe was too 'well endowed'

Sickening horror with real-life sex scene used body double because Willem Dafoe was too 'well endowed'

The film won an ‘anti-award’ for its controversial scene

Some films are filled with blood and gore, yet some take it to another weird level.

However, one film which starred Spider-Man's Willem Dafoe, has been described as 'chaotic' and 'uncomfortable' due to its violence, sex and gore.

It proved so controversial that it earned the 'anti-award' at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

One critic even called it 'the most misogynist movie from the self-proclaimed biggest director in the world'.

The film was pretty controversial upon it's release in 2009.
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The film, which was directed by Lars von Trier, follows a married couple whose son tragically dies in an accident.

So, in a bid to reconnect with each other and move past their grief, they head to an isolated cabin together.

But it's from that point that things turn violently sexual - and also quite bloody too.

If you're squeamish, this is 100 percent not the film for you. Watch the trailer here if you dare:

According to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), there are 'strong images of real sex' which show 'unsimulated penetration' as well as 'images of genital contact' - leading to the film to be given an 18 rating.

However, instead of Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg, body doubles were used in the intimate scenes - but for an alleged specific reason.

And that reason being that, according to von Tier, Dafoe was 'too well endowed'.

Yes, you read that right.

In an interview, the director claimed that the actor's penis was 'enormous' that it left 'people confused', adding: "He [Dafoe] has an enormous d**k. We had to take those scenes out of the film.

"We had a stand-in for him because we had to take the scenes out with his own d**k.”

Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsborough star in the film as a married couple.
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When asked to further clarify, he said: "We had to [have a stand-in d**k], because Will’s was too big.”

However, when this claim was posed to him in an interview with The Telegraph, Dafoe didn't say a lot about it.

"I always get asked about it in interviews." he said. "Interviewers seem obsessed with the subject."

And in an interview with The Guardian's Stuart Jeffries, he, according to the journalist, 'didn't deny' the rumour but left to go to an audition, adding: "I don't really work in Hollywood any more.”

But the star did confirm in an interview with Dazed Digital that the on-screen penis wasn't his.

Real-life sex was featured in the film - though was completed by stunt doubles.
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He said: "Penis? No, it’s not mine. Lars used a porn actor for those scenes. It was a good decision because, if it was me, then that’s all that people would talk about.

"Obviously Lars wants the characters to have genitals but it would become a distraction: ‘Oh, they really had sex!’ If he had asked me to do it, I don’t know what I would have said."

When the interview said that could have been 'awkward', Dafoe replied: "Well, never say never.

"But, on a practical level, Charlotte and I are both married and I’m not sure everybody would be cool with that!"

LADbible has contacted Dafoe's reps for comment.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity