If you’ve got eight minutes to kill and want to watch Shia LaBeouf nude in a softcore porn video to an atmospheric piano medley, then boy do I have a video for you! As part of “The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment” from Icelandic band, Sigur Ros, LaBeouf starred in this inspired music video from director, Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach). The experiment in question started with the band extending an invitation to 12 filmmakers to take a modest budget and create an original vision representing each one of their songs. The result was the marketing gimmick: See Shia LaBeouf’s Penis. Hit the jump to do just that.
Anytime I write the phrase: See So-and-So’s Penis!, you should assume that the video that follows will be extremely NSFW. I don’t know if Har’el was inspired by 70s porn and interpretive dance or if LaBeouf was tired of hearing all that talk about Michael Fassbender and his…performance in Shame, but this is kind of a combination of all of the above. Or it’s a really elaborate American Apparel ad…I’m not entirely sure. Check out the video below and please, for the love of God, leave your reactions in the comments section.
Here’s a description of “The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment” from Sigur Ros’ website:
sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har’el and john cameron mitchell.
“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”