Sex. We all love it (well, most of you do. You dirty, dirty ferals). In fact, a lot of us can’t get enough of it, when it comes to popular culture all the way back to every-day life. Nymphomaniac tells the story of a woman who literally can’t get enough of it… Which brings us to Lars von Trier, reportedly a director who isn’t one to shy away from anything (except flying). Apparently with this film, he’s going all the way… that’s right; he’ll be shooting real, live sex on set.

We’ve heard it straight from actor Shia LaBeouf (via /Film), who although known for having a serious case of foot-in-mouth syndrome, seems to have it right when talking about having actual sex on camera.

The specific quote about the sex came from the following interview with MTV. Worth watching just for Jessica Chastain’s reactions. Here’s what he had to say about the sex scenes:

“It is what you think it is. There’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says, ‘we’re doing it for real.’ And anything that is ‘illegal’ will be shot in blurred images. But other than that, everything is happening.”

LaBeouf also went on to say he’s ready to do anything for the director, even though he’s terrified of him. Nice. So it’s sort of like blurring the lines between box office hits and porn, then? Is this going to be the way forward?

Nymphomaniac also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, who plays a woman whose sexually-driven life will be followed from her youth to age 50. Stellan Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman also star along with the Indiana Jones and Transformers actor LaBeouf, who recently said he’s not interested in doing blockbusters anymore. Why the hell not? Too much money? Oh well.

Von Trier has already shown real sex (albeit using close-up doubles) in Antichrist and Vincent Gallo did it a few years back in The Brown Bunny, so it’s not like this is a first. And the director obviously isn’t making Nymphomanic (which will reportedly be split into two parts) for a huge, blockbuster audience – which is probably how he managed to score LaBeouf – just as well as there are bound to be some prudes out there who won’t want anything to do with it.

To prove our point, LaBeouf recently had a good whine to the Hollywood Reporter about the kind of films which made him a household name in the first place:

“I’m done. There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he’s fucked. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”

Hmmm, call us sceptical, but we’ll just see if he sticks to that if/when George Lucas calls for Indiana Jones 5.