Michael Fassbender Looks Serious In The First Trailer for the NC-17 ‘Shame’

Much like how Ryan Gosling’s Blue Valentine seemed to be getting tons of heat for getting a controversial NC-17 rating, it looks like Steve McQueen’s Shame is getting the same amount of press. The film, starring X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender, is getting quite a lot of eyeballs due to its graphic nature. Here’s a rundown of the film’s premise.

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.

Who wouldn’t want to see Fassbender as a tortured sex addict? Certainly not the members of the MPAA, that’s for sure. The movie is set to be complete Oscar bait for the coming award season, so you’re going to want catch this trailer before it becomes the talk of the water cooler group.

Check it out after the jump, and catch Shame in select theaters on December 2nd.

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