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Talking “Shame” With Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen

Talking "Shame" With Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen

From the moment it debuted at the Venice Film Festival, everybody has been talking about Steve McQueen’s “Shame.”

The follow-up to his universally acclaimed directorial debut “Hunger,” “Shame” follows Brandon (Michael Fassbender, in what is likely to be my favourite male performance of the year), a thirtysomething sex addict incapable of sustaining any emotional connection with another human being. His life takes a turn when he receives a surprise visit from his equally troubled younger sister (Carey Mulligan), which forces him into some raw self-examination.

Dark, honest, and very explicit, “Shame” is making its way into theatrical release today. Fox Searchlight is respectfully releasing it uncut and rated NC-17, so do your part and make it known that the rating is not a stamp of box office doom.

In the meantime, enjoy these snippets from interviews I did with Fassbender and McQueen earlier in the year:

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