War Of The D’s - The Reykjavik Grapevine

War Of The D’s

Published April 22, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Ernir Eyjólfsson

The Final Member, a documentary about Iceland’s infamous Penis Museum
has opened in movie theatres across the U.S.

The film is framed around a battle between two men for the honour of being the first to bequeath their penis to Iceland’s Phallological Museum.

The two main adversaries are Páll Arason, noted womaniser and Nazi sympathiser and the eccentric Tom Mitchell who believes the first penis displayed at the museum should be an American one (spoiler: Mitchell calls his penis Elmo and has tattooed Stars and Stripes on Elmo’s head). 

Museum owner, Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson said in a recent interview with TIME that he felt the film made a big deal out of the specimen being human but said that he saw no difference between a human penis and that of a seal or a whale or a fox. 

“The human is not really special,” Siggi said. “It’s just one of 96 different species I’ve got.”

Iceland’s Phallological Museum, located on Laugarvegur in Reykjavík, has altogether more than 280 penis specimens from 96 different species of animals. Anything with a penis, that lives in Iceland, including humans, is on display there from 11 am – 6 pm. Note they may be closed during the Easter holiday.

The Final Member, which has been touring the festival circuit – including last year’s RIFF – for the past year is screening at select cinemas in the U.S. Non-US residents however, can pre-order their copy of the film on the movie’s website

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