A NC-17 rated drama about sexual addiction seems like an unusual movie to kick off the holiday month of December, but Shame isn't your usual NC-17 rated drama about sexual addiction. Recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, Shame won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, with actor Michael Fassbender wining a Best Actor award for his portrayal of a Manhattan-based yuppie whose sexual addiction leads him down a path of self-destruction. Critics have also been positive, as the movie currently holds a 80% approval rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
Shame is the second collaboration for Fassbender and British director Steve McQueen, who previously worked together on the prison drama Hunger. Fassbender, who lost 35 pounds for Hunger and went full frontal for Shame, told The Chicago Tribune that he had good reason to reunite with McQueen.
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Why do I want to do all this with Steve? Because what's massively evident and refreshing about [McQueen] is that he has no rule book about making a film.