It’s an NC-17 movie that features a lot of sex and has full frontal nudity. Why hasn’t every single person gone out of their way to watch Steve McQueen’s movie? Probably because NC-17 films rarely get a chance to see the light of day, even though they tend to be the bravest depictions of harsh topics.
In this case, we have a relentless look at the life of Brandon, a sex addict whose life is disrupted by the arrival of his sister, Sissy. “Shame” might sound like borderline pornography, but I can assure you it’s anything but erotic and will likely leave people feeling uncomfortable rather than aroused.
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