The unorthodox marketing plan for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac continued in predictably unpredictable form last week, when the very NSFW trailer was accidentally shown at a theater near Tampa. NBD, right? Except it was during a screening for Disney’s Frozen, which as far as I can tell doesn’t feature any blow jobs. What’s a blow job, you might be asking right now, particularly if you’re a child in the Tampa area.
Lynn Greene of Largo was at the Regal Cinemas Park Place Stadium 16 with her grandchildren when it happened. She said there were some technical difficulties that delayed the start of the movie, so the theater temporarily played another cartoon.
“They put in the filler, it looked like ‘Steamboat Willie,’ the old Mickey Mouse cartoon, and then all of a sudden it goes into this other scene,” Greene said.
A spokesperson for Regal Cinemas said the other scene was part of the wrong movie playing accidentally.
Although the movie company said the clip only played for less than two minutes, Greene said it seemed to last much longer.
“It seemed like forever when you’re trying to, you know, cover a little guy’s eyes,” she said. “I didn’t have enough hands to cover his ears too and he got the sound down real good.” Fox Tampa Bay
One viewer in attendance claims it was the explicit clip, although a spokesman for Magnolia films says that would’ve been impossible. Like everything else on the internet now, however, the whole thing is probably made up.