A ‘Shame’ to miss the ‘Vue’

It Could Be Simpler

You must have been strapped to a chair in a 50ft ditch with headphones glued to your head not to have heard the particulars of Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan’s saucy sex addiction creation ‘Shame’. Now I’m no stranger to a ‘risqué’ choice in my cinematic adventures, only last week I watched a re-showing of ‘Carry on… up the Khyber’.

But Sid James would have found difficulties with just adjusting his hat and expressing a tongue in cheek “Phwoor…  Core blimey” during these graphic sexual scenes. The crippling sex addiction the main character Brandon (Michael Fassbender) struggles through manifests itself in endless streams of seductions, porn, prostitutes and special alone moments. At times I sat in the cinema uncomfortably aware that I was watching Fassbender’s endless ‘Happy endings’ whilst surrounded by strangers.

The portrayal of sex crazed Brandon by Michael Fassbender was nevertheless faultless and entertainingly believable. He displays…

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