The First Heart Racing Trailer for “Shame” Drops
Steve McQueen’s new NC-17 film, “Shame,” stirred up more controversy on the festival circuit than anything except Lars von Trier’s press conference. Michael Fassbender, who snatched up the best actor award at the Venice Film Fest, plays a sex addict who’s life of promiscuity is disrupted when his sister (Carey Mulligan) shows up unexpectedly for an indefinite stay. The film’s breathy first trailer (above) is riveting from start to finish. Shots of Fassbender running around New York City, his short breath quickening as the trailer unravels, are interspersed with his life as a sex addict always on the prowl — at office parties, bars, on the subway — all with a dramatic and sorrowful score from Harry Escott.