Right off the bat: This trailer is probably very unsafe for work. It’s rated NC-17 and while it doesn’t show too much in the way of nudity, your boss or coworkers might not enjoy seeing Michael Fassbender have sex with at least 20 women in this short trailer.
Fassbender reteams with directors Steve McQueen (not the actor) after their great performance in the film Hunger. In this one Fassbender is Brandon, a New Yorker who spends his time working or trying to get sexual satisfaction. He has an addiction to sex that hinders his ability to be intimate with women.
His life gets more complicated when his wayward sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his house. Their relationship is contentious and it forces Fassbender to deal with his addiction since he can’t bring women back to his place as easily.
Shame will see a limited release this Friday on December 2, 2011.