For those who live in New York City, this new red band trailer for Steve McQueen's risque drama entitled Shame should make you feel right at home. Despite the lack of dialogue in the clip, you can appreciate the gangsta way that Michael Fassbender makes a young lass have an orgasmic contortion while riding on the subway. This particular scene, which highlights the sexual tension, is just the tip of the iceberg for the film which earned its NC-17 ration, and flaunts it proudly.
Fassbender portrays Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York who shuns the rules of intimacy, preferring to hitch his horse to his compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (played by Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment and stirs up painful memories, his insular life goes haywire effecting those around him in a compelling manner.
Directed and written by Steve McQueen, who also worked with Michael on the 2008 film Hunger, the duo have forged an award winning partnership. Through this role, Fassbender won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and Shame screened well on the film festival circuit. James Badge Dale and American Violet star Nicole Beharie join the ensemble cast, as Shame will open in limited theaters on December 2.