What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary about vampire flatmates trying to survive in a modern world, directed by Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) and Taika Waititi. The trailer sold me on it. I can’t wait to see this film in its entirety! (Anything that makes fun of the tired vampire subculture is good in my book.)
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is the latest film from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (of Amélie fame). It was released in France in autumn last year and will be released in the UK June this year, but sadly, it still doesn’t have a North American release date even though the film was shot in Canada and USA (mostly Canada). That makes me a sad llama because I really, really want to see it. I love all Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s films and I can’t see myself hating this one.
I thought being in this highly specialized museum would feel super awkward, but it wasn’t really. At least not until a group of ladies started to (over)share their first sexual experiences for everyone to hear. Of course they had to congregate right by the only human penis specimen in this museum, which unfortunately looked really sad and shriveled.
The video is a trailer for a documentary about the, uh, phallologist’s search for a human penis for the museum collection (likely that sad specimen we saw). I think the museum shown in the video is the one at the old location in Husavik, which is now home to The Exploration Museum. The current location is in Reykjavik, in the less busy part of Reykjavik’s busiest and most touristy street, Laugavegur.
You should consider a visit to the museum if you ever find yourself in Reykjavik. If anything, it makes for a good travel story. While you’re there, be sure to check out the elf’s penis (magically invisible), merman’s penis (kind of looks like a badly-painted piece of styrofoam) and the ghost penis (surprisingly big and visible). The whale penis collection is pretty interesting, too.