Shock to Sell

Lars von Trier’s cinematic mission to shock audiences continues with the release of Nymphomaniac.

Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac"

Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac”

Using scandalous images to sell isn’t a unique plan.

Henry Miller's "Crazy Cock"

Henry Miller’s early work

Fat White Family perform at Pianos, New York

Fat White Family perform at Pianos in New York

But instead of shocking, this tack becomes more a source of amusement, the kind of thing that sells t-shirts. sex shirtWhich seems to be all they’re trying to do.

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