SHAME & Incest « Movie City News
Brothers and sisters can definitely be the best of friends. all-savvy amd mere mention about the most natural phenomenon of female body still put us in shame. The brother and sister first lay eyes on one another in the film when she has Is this a sign of a previous sexual relationship between the two?. Shame () - Why doesn't Sissy cover herself when Brandon enters the bathroom? they had, as children, and forge a new relationship and try to get him back. is the reason for all the awkwardness between them as a brother n sister.
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The meaning of sex is a bit different for each addict, but like many addictions, there is an element of power, control, and confidence from the behavior involved. When female porn performers talk about the business empowering them, I would not argue their sincerity. But why are they seeking that form of empowerment? How many of them are abusing themselves to control what they were not allowed to control in some previous situation? The idea of it being something other than a fuck… not matter how sexy she is or how many tools he may have to control the fallout if it goes bad… no matter how willing she is to leap when he takes her to The Standard… cannot be overcome at that moment.
So he calls a prostitute and everything works just fine. Is he having a crisis of conscience as much as he is having his person issue?BROTHER & SISTER: GROWING UP TOGETHER
When he pulls her out of the office, she goes. In spite of protests to the contrary on their date the night before, she has made herself open to being used much the same way the blonde woman who picks him up and gets fucked under a dirty bridge does.
But he cannot take advantage. His mind, and by extension, his body, will not allow it. Lots of room for conversation. But the juxtaposition of the woman from work and the paid prostitute is clear from the behavior of his genitals.
Now, getting to the sister, Sissy, played by Carey Mulligan. She is trying to find him repeatedly in the first minutes of the film, leaving the same message over and over.
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This could mean a million things, but as we later find out, she has some serious boundary issues and a history of clinging to her older brother. We will also learn that both seem to be playing out adult responses to childhood trauma.
Again, that trauma could be many things. Is there anything yet pointing to incest between the brother and the sister?
The image created by the director and DP is agnostic. As distracting as seeing Carey Mulligan naked may be for the audience, the major breech in this scene is her breech of his order. For a man like this, nudity and sex are secondary to control… even if having sex is part of his disorder. Is this a sign of a previous sexual relationship between the two? Some people are arguing the opposite and suggesting this is the proof of their past incest. I would argue that at this point in the movie, skillful artist who offers subtextual information that he is, McQueen would not have a moment as sexually confrontive as this feels to the audience without any hint of attraction, repulsion, or serious consideration between the two siblings if they had been sexual partners in the past.
There is no clear residual of the moment, there is no indication that either person has been triggered in their issue by the moment.
Oh, yes… and D. He may well be feeling the urge to sleep with her… to take what is his. The story moves at a deliberate pace.
SHAME & Incest
Anyone looking for a happy ending or any real resolution for that matter will be disappointed. Therefore Shame raises more questions than it answers. It features great acting and a consistent art-house visual style but the story itself ultimately left me feeling dissatisfied. December 4th, Carey Mulligan in Shame. While sex addiction has become a joke as something men claim to have when they're caught cheating, this movie depicts something quite different.
Brandon's life is consumed by sex. He has sex with a prostitute and then masturbates in the shower. The hard drive on his work computer is filled with hardcore pornography and he slips into the men's room to masturbate multiple times a day. When he gets home he immediately turns on his laptop to more pornography. The one time in the movie that he goes on a date and then tries to have sex in a normal relationship, he is physically unable to do it.
This is a man with some very real and very serious issues. As Patrick said, there is no resolution to this movie and hell, there's very little plot.
This is an atmospheric character study of a disturbed man and his relationship with his equally disturbed sister. The background of these two fucked up individuals isn't detailed, but as Patrick said, the hints are of some form of incest or sexual abuse. When Brandon surprises Sissy in the shower, she remains completely naked in front of him even after he hands her a towel and later she wants to spoon with him in his bed.
When Sissy catches Brandon masturbating, they get into an argument that ends with Brandon straddling her in just a towel.
The story moves at a snail's pace with each scene lingering longer than is necessary, some of them interminably so. It very much feels like a short stretched to feature length. It has the same icy, unwavering stare as his previous work, Hunger, about the Irish republican hunger-striker Bobby Sands, with the same degree-zero long camera takes. Michael Fassbender stars as Brandon, a sleek young executive in New York, and a single guy who is fanatically, even ecstatically, addicted to casual sex, prostitutes and porn.
He is living in a hell that he has furnished and maintained himself, but it was made by someone else. A clue to this lies in his desperately unhappy screw-up of a sister, Sissy, played by Carey Mulligan.
Somehow Sissy and Brandon are always catching each other naked: Sissy drops one tiny, ambiguous hint at the very end. Brandon is a sex connoisseur and sex sociopath, an obsessive-compulsive seducer.