Here’s the US trailer for Fox Searchlight and Steve McQueen’s “Shame.” The film stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), who plays Brendan, a sex addict whose tightly-constructed world slowly spirals out of control, and his situation worsens when his messed up sister (Carey Mulligan) intrudes on his life.

The film will be NC-17, as it deals with serious adult themes and is sexual graphic in nature. The trailer is of course PG-13, but we do get an insight into Brendan’s life as a sex addict and how it falls apart.

“Shame” opens in limited release on December 2nd, 2011.