First Simple But Fantastic Poster for Steve McQueen's Drama 'Shame'

October 6, 2011
Source: THR


Since our own Alex Billington saw the film at the Telluride Film Festival last month (read his glowing review right here), Steve McQueen's controversial drama Shame starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) and Carey Mulligan (An Education) has been picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight and is now slated for release on December 2nd here in the United States. Now THR has revealed the teaser poster for the film that doesn't use the faces or even bodies of the film's fantastic stars, but just one single image with the title super imposed on top, and its simplicity makes it supremely effective . See it below!

Here's the fantastic teaser poster for Steve McQueen's Shame courtesy of THR:

Shame Teaser Poster

Shame is directed by Steve McQueen, who also wrote the script with Abi Morgan. The controversial and sexual drama stars Michael Fassbender as a 30-something living in New York City who can't control his sex life and sexual desire, and things get thrown out of whack when his "fragile" sister, played by Carey Mulligan, moves into his apartment. Fox Searchlight says, "Steve McQueen’s courageous exploration of modern life's extremes is breathtaking. He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen." Fox Searchlight will bring Shame to theaters December 2nd.

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  • Traveler
    I love it. So simple, but it works. 
  • Woah.
  • needs more stains  
  • Love it! Simple, but brilliant, effective, genius. I love the marketing for this already and we still have months to go... bring it on Fox Searchlight!
  • David Banner
    Hmmm....maybe there's some subliminal images hiding in the sheets? Like.....SUBLIMINAL BEARS?? If You don't have time, watch from 7mins into the video: I'm scared to look at movie posters now.....
  • anything with fassbender written on it is fantastic
    • Sierra
      Preach it!! So so true. Fassbender is magnificent. This poster is just wow.
  • Jrp7sen
    I can't wait for this film! Fassbender is just amazing and gorgeous in all his shows. This will be a huge eye-opener!
  • Cassi




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