Inside Pulse - Shame Review

Inside Pulse - Having watched director Steve McQueen’s first film Hunger earlier this week and then also knowing that I was diving headlong into his exploration of modern day sex addiction I was expecting something nasty, disgusting and all together unsexy. After all the last time we gave him 100 minutes to show us his worldview he left us alone in a feces-encrusted room to watch a man starve to death. So when I left the theatre after Shame I felt, shockingly, unscathed though totally satisfied. McQueen may not have grossed me out but his creative flourishes were stunning and his technical skills were much improved from his last go round. But more importantly he lets us inside the closed off world of one very damaged soul who relies on sex a bit more than he should but who also has a whole host of other problems on top of that.

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