Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Steve McQueen‘s adult drama Shame. The film centers on Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a man whose carefully constructed facade conceals his sex addiction. Wearing its NC-17 rating like a badge of pride, the new trailer uses blurbs to stress how this is a movie for adults in the vein of movies like Last Tango in Paris and Midnight Cowboy. It also features Carey Mulligan (who plays Brandon’s sister, Sissy) heartbreaking rendition of “New York, New York”, which is one of my favorite scenes in 2011.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Shame opens in limited release on December 2nd.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Shame:
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is 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 stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.