Here’s the firm truth: The Final Member (trailer here) is a documentary about penises. Or, well, the world’s only penis museum. Even if you’re not into weird science (or, for that matter, penises), it’s still an excellent, surprisingly heartfelt film about identity, legacy, and obsession. It’s informative and funny to boot. And we’re giving away a copy of the “Collector ‘Package,’”, out on DVD and Blu-ray from Drafthouse Films today. In addition to the film itself, it includes “a signed certificate of authenticity, a penis donation form for the Icelandic Penis Museum and an actual bull penis preserved in a glass jar and sealed with wax.” Every apartment needs one.
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with no changes or additions by this Friday, 6/20 at noon EST. You have to be following us on Twitter so we can get in touch with you if you win. We’ll be giving away one copy, DVD or Blu-ray (your choice), to a winner in the US or Canada only.
If “penis museum documentary” didn’t grab you already, here’s The Final Member‘s synopsis from its official site:
Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland—a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle—boasts the world’s only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every “thing” in between. Lamentably, Siggi’s collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi’s world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared.
In their debut feature film, Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math follow Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar, yet startlingly relatable, story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small).