Everyone is going on about Michael Fassbender’s performance in Shame, and rightly so as he is outstanding as Brandon, a successful, very private man, who has managed to keep his sex addiction hidden from those around him. Things become a little more difficult though when his sister Sissy arrives unannounced and decides to stay for a while.
However, with all of the praise of Fassbender, and his director Steve McQueen, it feels like one person is going unnoticed and given the performance she gives in this film that would be a real shame! Carey Mulligan is brilliant as the lost (in all sense of the word) sister Sissy. Below is a snippet from her heart wrenching performance of the old classic New York New York.
Shame is in cinemas now. It’s not an easy watch but it’s definitely worth the watch!