Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in the new Shame trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
One of the most talked about Oscar-worthy films of the year may end up being the one that no one gets to see. Steve McQueen’s SHAME is saddled with an NC-17 rating, which is going to prevent a lot of folks from getting to witness one of the best performances of the year from Michael Fassbender. It remains to be seen whether or not the NC-17 rating will hurt its chances for nominations at the Academy Awards and even the Golden Globes. The film is about a man spiraling downward due to his inability to control his sex addiction.
The film stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan (who also sings the song ‘New York, New York’ that plays in the trailer), James Badge Dale and hannah Ware. SHAME opens in theaters on December 2nd, albeit in theaters willing to show an NC-17 film.