Sunday, January 13, 2013
Last year while watching the Oscars I heard about Michael Fassbender for the first time. I heard he was in this movie called "Shame" and his full frontal nudity was quite something to see. So of course when "Shame" came out on DVD I just HAD TO SEE what all the FUSS was about.
Well folks, Mr. Fassbender is QUITE something to see full frontal nudity. As a matter of fact, he even had all his pubic hairs intact which was quite unusual in these days of male porn stars who are shaved down to their baby skin. Yes indeed, Mr. Fassbender has nothing to be aSHAMED of in that area.
But here's the nub (no pun intended) of this blog posting. I'm reviewing the movie.
I found this movie very disturbing. It is about sexual addiction. Thank God I was and am not addicted to sex but I know people who are. I know people my age who are still out trolling for anonymous sex with ANYBODY just to get that fix. I've always found them disturbing. To waste one's whole life for an orgasm. I just don't get it. But then I never got the whole alcoholic or drug addiction thing either. I prefer to have control over my life. Not that I'm perfect. God knows (and my friends too) that I'm not perfect. I have my share of faults (of which I will not go into in this forum thank you). But sexual addiction isn't one of them.
This movie; visually it is very well done. So many evocative (whatever that means) images. So many sad images. So much sadness. So depressing. But maybe that was the intent of this movie to show how unfulfilling and destructive sexual addiction is. When this movie ended I was thoroughly depressed. I even forgot all about seeing Mr. Fassbender's ample "asset" (imagine that).
Can I recommend this movie to you? Only if you want a glimpse into the Dark Side. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this movie, nothing. Yes, the visual images are wonderful. The production values are near perfect. But what was the message? Maybe it was to implant in my mind how destructive any kind of addiction is, especially sexual addiction.