The producers of the new erotic drama, Shame, are testing the theory that less is more — at least when it comes to sex. Directed by Steve McQueen (no, not that Steve McQueen!) and starring Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Carey Mulligan, the new NC-17 film is set for limited release today and it will be intriguing to see how this steamy adult pic fares at the box office.

American moviegoing audiences, notoriously prudish when it comes to on-screen sex in film, will soon decide if they are a-Shame-d or not to see this flick. (ImpAwards)