Drawing controversy for its NC-17 rating and frank depiction of sexuality, it speaks to the power of Steve McQueen‘s “Shame” that the quality of the film itself managed rose above the chatter, solidfying itself as one of the finest of 2011.
The film tells the story of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment and stirs up memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s addiction begins to eat away at his personal relationships, his career and his own spirit, as he goes into a savage downward spiral. It’s a raw and powerful piece of filmmaking, and in case you missed it in theaters, it arrives on BluRay and DVD in a handy combo pack today. And we’ve got 3 copies for some lucky readers.
How do you win? Email us your name, address and tell us the name of the Blondie song on the soundtrack. Good luck! Update: Contest closed, winner will be contacted via email.
Bonus! For those of you in New York City who want one last chance to see “Shame” on the big screen, The Museum Of Sex is hosting a free screening tonight Tuesday, April 17th, at the OralFix Bar. There were be a post-screening panel moderated by IndieWire’s Nigel Smith featuring sex therapist Ian Kerner, psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert and psychologist Esther Perel. Should be an interesting evening!
Contest open to U.S. residents only. Here are clips from the home video extras.