Finally, we have an answer to the ongoing mystery of whether or not Lars von Trier's upcoming film, Nymphomaniac, will feature its cast of well-known actors engaging in real-life sex on screen. Right after securing a role in the film, star Shia LaBeouf claimed during an interview with MTV that "there's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says, we're doing [the sex] for real" - reports also emerged that he'd gotten cast because he sent a sex tape featuring himself and his girlfriend to Lars von Trier in the place of an audition tape.
This past August, however, Vulture reported that the sex scenes would actually employ the use of "body doubles and visual effects" - meaning that we won't be seeing stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, and LaBeouf engaging in any sexual relations on the big screen. Which is good, but now we have a new question: What "visual effects"?
Now, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have a little insight that: According to producer Louise Vesth, "we shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two...so above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles."
CGI sex scenes? Wow, guys - the future is now.