American director Steve McQueen’s film ‘Shame’ about a sex addict in New York, played by Michael Fassbender, will not be shown in Singapore because McQueen does not approve of censors’ demand that certain scenes have to be cut.
In particular, a graphic threesome involving Fassbender’s protagonist Brandon Sullivan and two women offended the authorities. Even after these alterations, ‘Shame’ would only have been shown to those aged 21 and over.
Faced with the prospect of his original work being butchered, McQueen decided not to release the film in Singapore.
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