(Written for BritScene)
The latest trailer for British director Steve McQueen‘s Shame has been released this week, which includes Carey Mulligan‘s singing performance of “New York, New York”.
Shame stars Michael Fassbender (X Men: First Class) as a lonely sex-addict in New York whose ordered lifestyle of one-night stands spirals out of control when his younger sister, played by Carey Mulligan (Drive), moves into his apartment indefinitely.
This latest, evocative trailer uses Mulligan’s rendition of the classic “New York, New York” which is featured in the film, originally sung by Liza Minnelli. The song plays brilliantly against the new, mostly silent, footage from the trailer, as Fassbender tells one of many girls he is about to sleep with to take her clothes off slowly.
The combination of Mulligan’s singing and Fassbender’s seemingly amazing performance in this film needs no more words. But Shame was recently given an NC-17 rating because of the extreme amount of male nudity and “shocking” sex scenes. Surely that’s only more reason to go and see this film next month though?
Watch the hauntingly beautiful trailer below, and see Shame in cinemas from 2nd December.