Michael Fassbender Explores Sexual Obsession in ‘Shame’

British director Steve McQueen’s stark drama about a man’s sexual compulsions held its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Sunday, earning high praise for the artist and filmmaker, as well as for star Michael Fassbender.

"Shame" is about one New York man’s obsession with sex: chance encounters with random women, visits with prostitutes and pornography on the Internet. His daily routine is interrupted when his younger sister — an emotionally unstable woman who works sporadically as a cabaret singer and who’s in desperate need of sibling attention — moves in with him. His world of bar-hopping and sexual flings soon begins to unravel as he grows more isolated and he’s unable — and unwilling — to give his sister the family connection she longs for. Read More...


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