(St. Augustine, In Io. Ep. tr. 7, 8)
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven-
for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little (Luke, 7, 47)
Pecca fortiter. Sin Boldly ( Luther to Melancthon, 1,8,1521)
Shame on you Abi Morgan. She wrote the script of the film
New York Hell lies of course a gay dark room. People living in their cosy familial suburbian Inferno of semidetached houses in Bedizzole will be happy not to be living in New York
-New York? che postaccio! mille volte meglio Bedizzole!-
She is showing pornography, and making innuendo to all possible deviations of sexuality, (incest and so on), while passing moral judgements on them. Would it not be better to use the rhetorical figure of reticence: la sventurata rispose (the poor wretch answered), so prominent in chapter 10 of Manzoni I promessi sposi. Dante's Quel giorno più non vi leggemmo avante Inferno V:138 (27/30) (That day no farther did we read therein) is more erotic than any sordid detail.
Transexuals are the only category of pervs excluded in Shame, probably because they would add a bit of irony to a film dramatically lacking it.
Let Fassbender wank freely under the shower Abi, we do not want to return to the old days when masturbation was the cause for blindness.
Diogenes the Cynic wanked in a public square in 400bc Greece!
A bit of a relief was Gould' s Bach fuga accompanying Fassbender jogging in NewYork with aseptic detached elegance. The opposit has to be said of the original score by composer Harry Escott, stressing with redundacy the scenes already redolent of condemnation.
What saves Steve McQueen film is the rythm, the balance of stillness and movement, probably not worth the money you spent. You can hear Glenn Gould for free on You Tube