Shame is addictive

11 Feb

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Writer/Director Steve McQueen’s film Shame was hit with the dreaded NC-17 rating because it explores the issue of sex addiction. Shame is a realistic, gripping portrayal of addiction that reveals the loneliness and emptiness that is created through successive days and nights of anonymous sex and pornography.

Brandon Sullivan’s (Michael Fassbender) is unaware his addiction is out of control, but when his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) begins staying at his place, her presence interferes with his “normal” lifestyle, which forces him to take drastic measures.

Fassbender and Mulligan’s powerful performances never shy away from this dark and disturbing world.  McQueen’s long takes sequences in the film are effective and uncomfortable because they reveal the characters’ tumultuous relationship. A viewer hopes there is a cut away, but McQueen forces them to watch the scene play out to its unsettling conclusion. In the end, Shame will produce a moment of awkward silence followed by an unwanted, but necessary conversation.

WORD COUNT: 157

Adam’s Grade: A

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

2 Responses to “Shame is addictive”

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