Putting Sex to the Test
A movie with nudity, three-ways, hints of incest and … lots of acclaim. The controversial and shocking "Shame" has it all as Fox Searchlight reveals its uphill battle to de-stigmatize NC-17 -- and sell Oscar on a rating it never much liked.
When Nancy Utley emerged from a screening of Shame at the recent Telluride Film Festival, she didn't stop shaking for 10 minutes. The president of Fox Searchlight was that affected by British director Steve McQueen's raw portrayal of a sex addict, played by Michael Fassbender.
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