Museums exist around the world. We've all heard of the Louvre in Paris, the Guggenheim in New York and the Tate Modern in London. But in Húsavik, Iceland, Sigurður "Siggi" Hjartarson has created the Icelandic Phallological Museum to showcase mammalian genitalia, because men just love to celebrate their junk.
From rats to polar bears to sperm whales, Hjartarson has hundreds of preserved specimens on display. The only creature not represented is Homo sapiens, because what man would willingly part with his beloved pajama python?
Meet Páll Arason, an elderly Icelandic man who's agreed to donate his dingle-dangle, but after he's died, of course.
"I have no use for my penis once I'm dead," says Arason. Excellent grasp of the obvious.
So all Hjartarson has to do is wait for Arason to croak, right? Not if one eccentric American gets his way. Meet Tom Mitchell and his hairy hot dog he calls Elmo. Not only does his phallus have a name, it has a mission. Elmo wants to be famous and he's ready for his 15 minutes now, while Tom Mitchell's still alive.
For reasons so twisted we can't even fathom, Mitchell has agreed to surgically remove his penis and donate it to the museum. This documentary tells his weird story. Seriously, eww. We've heard of penis envy, but this? Dr. Freud would have field day with this one.
What does this mean for Páll Arason, the Icelandic man who was hoping his Dirk Diggler would be the lone human hardware on display? We'll have to watch the movie to find out. This is one perverted tale, but strange things come out of Iceland. Have you seen Björk?
The gasses leaking from their numerous volcanoes must have an effect on their brains. Or perhaps it's their diet of putrid shark and schnapps. Either way, this movie has a climax not to be missed.
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