Leonardo DiCaprio’s Sexual Body-“Flopping” in Wolf of Wall Street IsAll Him
Wolf of Wall Street—the Scorsese-DiCaprio collaboration out next week—is said to be, per one exhibitor, via Deadline, “the hardest R . . . ever seen from a major Hollywood studio.” Aside from the language (which would make David Milch uncomfortable), the following events take place within the first 75 minutes of the film: two orgies, ample cocaine use, a three-way sex scene, and full-frontal nudity. There is also a scene later in the film in which . . . well, let’s just say it involves a sexual situation between a prostitute and DiCaprio’s character in which a candle plays a prominent role. (You will likely want to keep all of this in mind, by the way, when deciding with your parents whether to see this film or, like, Secret Life of Walter Mitty on Christmas Day.)
With all of this explicit content, did Leo balk and decide to find a lookalike body double for candle-play and other simulations? Nope! Our boy went Method. “It was all me, pal . . . all the flopping around, everything, it was all me!” He went on, telling Extra, “Look, when you do a character like this, you have to go all-out, we can’t pull any punches and you have to just swing for the fences, so hopefully people enjoy it.”
So far, his nude calisthenics (and, presumably, other acting stuff, too) have earned him a Golden Globes nomination. Will they provide him with that Oscar which has eluded him come March? Only time will tell, but, hey, did Bruce Dern get physical with a candle? Didn’t think so.