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The Final Member

The Icelandic penis museum is on a quest for a human specimen—who will donate its final member?

The Final Member

DIRECTED BY JONAH BEKHOR and ZACH MATH (Canada, Canadian Spectrum)


SCREENINGS:

Tuesday, May 1, 9:45 p.m.
Royal Cinema (608 College Street)

Thursday, May 3, 9 p.m.
Cumberland 3 (159 Cumberland Street)

Sunday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue)


The Final Member, which centres around the Icelandic penis museum and its quest for a human specimen, is a brilliant and hilarious examination of men and their dicks.

As the museum’s founder and curator ages, he longs to get the outstanding mammalian schlong that will complete his life’s work. But getting a human penis is a complicated task: the donor must consent to it before his death, and it must be harvested shortly afterward.

Two compelling and bizarre potential donors says they’re up to the task. One will give his penis after he dies; the other says he’d like to give it while alive so he can see it get famous. One is a famous adventurer; the other an odd-duck American who calls his penis Elmo.

As both men contemplate what it means to put their private parts on public display, their will to give it all up ebbs and flows. Will the long-suffering curator get the penis he’s been waiting for all his life, or will his collection get its final member from his own body, when he is no longer alive to see his dreams come true?

Do not watch this movie if talk of penis-lopping makes you squeamish. But do watch it if you—like most of us—want to see a still-attached penis dressed up as Abraham Lincoln.


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