Penis enlargements aren’t just a topic in the subject headings in spam emails, they’re a real phenomenon. Penis pumps are some of the best-selling merchandise in sex shops. Plastic surgeons offer surgical enlargements. Registered nurses offer injections of saline solution. And in addition to these methods, which are harmless in comparison, there’s the permanent enlargement with liquid silicon. Men are fulfilling their dreams of having giant penises that weigh multiple pounds with this medically dubious, illegal intervention.
In Monster Meat, we meet Micha from Berlin, who decided a few years ago to take this irreversible step. We follow him as he goes about his business on a normal—which occasionally involves hiding his bulge—and accompany him to the Folsom Street Fair, a gay fetish event, where Micha presents himself to the visitors, both proud and shy at the same time. We visit the renowned urologist and plastic surgeon, Dr Aref El-Swewifi, to talk about the dangers of these kinds of procedures; take a look behind the scenes of the online retailer, Dildoking, which sells several thousand penis pumps each month; and meet the dominatrix, Eve Dynamite, who shows us why men get injections in their penis and scrotum, to temporarily get a little closer to what Micha packs permanently.
A film about the unspoken mass-phenomenon of penis enlargement, dangerous procedures, extreme implants, aesthetic standards, ethical fundamentals, societal conventions and the question: Why breast implants are no big deal but penis injections are worth making a whole documentary about.