I hadn’t heard of Shame until the poster popped up in my news reader feed the other day. Since then I’ve now seen the trailer for the film that’s been a festival darling since premiering at the 68th Venice Film Festival. It was at the Venice film festival that actor and Shame star Michael Fassbender won a Volpi Cup for best actor for his role in the film. Shame is directed by Steve McQueen who directed the highly lauded Hunger (2008) which also stared Fassbender, and I’ll now be adding to the top of my “to be watched” list of films.
Shame has been picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight and currently has a limited release date of December 2, 2011. Buzz is that the graphic deception’s of sex in the film will pretty easily get it slapped with the dreaded NC-17 rating though the film remains without an MPAA rating as of this post.
Here is a brief synopis I was able to find online.
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.
Not sure what it says about me but after reading that and seeing the trailer all I could think is “SOLD” and I can’t wait to see this.
By John Coovert