Some people collect movies, while others collect baseball cards, comic books or antique cars. Yet one man in Husavik, Iceland, a remote village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle, has the most unusual collection of all -- the male genitalia. Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson has always been fascinated with the male organ ever since he owned his first bull’s penis (used as a cattle whip) as a child. Since then, he has devoted his life to preserving the male genitalia, large and small and every “thing” in between.
Founded and curated by Siggi, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale. Considered the world’s largest display of penises and penile parts, the collection of 280 specimens from 93 species of animals includes 55 penises taken from whales, 36 from seals and 118 from land mammals, allegedly including Huldufólk (Icelandic elves) and trolls. However, his collection is missing the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen.
Siggi’s world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from two intrepid men: an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. The womanizer wants his penis preserved for “eternal fame” and the American, who named his penis “Elmo” and decorated it with Stars and Stripes, wants it to be the most famous in the world. In their debut feature film The Final Member, Canadian documentarians Zach Math and Jonah Bekhor follow Siggi on his dogged, emotional quest to complete his exhibit and the two men who vie for the immortal honor.
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