Shame * 8.25/10

Shame obviously a very very adult theme movie. But, even though the movie is full of naked woman all over the place, Shame definitely is not a jerk off material, cause I can see how potentially audience viewers might be distracted by the nudity and graphic of this film. But I shit you not, shame wasn’t that kind of cheap movie. Why? because from the beautiful directing style of Steve McQueen, to the intensity that Fassbender brings, SHAME is the 2011 2nd best movie after Drive. Its a good anti-erotic NC-17 movie.

Shame tells you the story of  Brandon, played by Fassbender, a sex addict who never knows how intimacy and love feels. So much sex surrounding him it becomes sick and perverted though he seems to be the only one who knows it for sure. But still, all those shit doesn’t stop him from getting on with his day with sex sex and sex.  This inability to bond with fellow human creatures is causing him pain, but apparently not enough to push him to find a solution.

I don’t think that shame is an entertainment.  Shame probably is the only film that I do think as one of the best ever, even though, I probably don’t ever need or want to see it again. The whole movie tone is very brooding, stone cold, and relentless. Even the shot of the usual glamorous New York city is feels very dark and long in Shame. Shame is a beautifully shot film, but there is nothing pretty about it. It feels like, American Psycho. Replace all the killings with Sex. Like usual, Michael Fassbender is awesome. He feels very raw and sexually shameful gritty in here. You can really feel the loneliness and  angry that comes within him, and you know that the character doesn’t realize that. The director seems to be fascinated by Fassbender’s naked body because the director has him nude within the first minutes of Shame, including a totally unnecessary shot of the star standing in front of a toilet, relieving himself after an encounter with an escort in his apartment. But this kind of nudity works well in this kinda movie. As Brandon’s sister, Sissy, Mulligan understands that there’s fear, insecurity, pain, and a bit of persistence in the character. The naked introduction of her probably needless, but its evoking some idea in my mind, like, “don’t tell me that this guy will fuck his own sister?” and actually its the real thought that makes me going till the end of Shame. But, alas, it didn’t happen.

In the end, Shame is a wonderful masterpiece. but the truth is, please don’t make any sequel out of this. It was really fucked up enough to see it at the first time. It’s a sad realistic truth about sex and the addiction that comes along with it. And probably, a lot of guys in this world, already plague by it, whether or not they realized it.

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