Shame is a 2011 British erotic drama movie. The movie was written by Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen; he also directed. It was produced by Iain Canning and Emilie Sherman. It is distributed from Fox Searchlight Pictures in the United States. The movie stars Michael Fassbender as hypersexual thirty-something yuppie Brandon, who lives in New York City and is unable to manage his sex life and desires. Carey Mulligan plays his sister Sissy. Shame is rated NC-17 (no children 17 and under admitted) for explicit sexuality.