The Final Member

‘The Final Member’ is frustrating more often than funny

Thirty-seven years ago, if the new documentary ‘The Final Member’ is to be believed, an Icelandic college professor named Sigurdur Hjartarson received a bull’s penis from a colleague, as a joke. Somehow this transformed into a lifelong desire to collect phallic organs from as many animals as he possibly could, and display them in the Icelandic Phallological Museum. ‘The Final Member’ follows Hjartarson’s quest to find his most elusive specimen: the homo sapiens.

‘The Final Member’ is a film you’re unlikely to forget

Reykjavik, Iceland is home to the singular and beloved Icelandic Phallological Museum. Begun in earnest by Siggi Hjartarson out of his own home in Husavik 40 years prior, the museum now features the world’s largest collection of preserved mammalian penises. Running the gamut from a 2mm hamster penis bone to several unbelievably massive whale penises, the museum is an astounding personal accomplishment. But Siggi’s collection remains incomplete without its missing piece, its crown jewel, its Final Member–the genitalia of a human male.

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