Carey Mulligan slams censors over new movie ‘Shame’

The film sees her portray the sister of a sex addict

Carey Mulligan has hit out over the rating of her sexually-charged new movie.

The An Education actress can next be seen in Shame, but the film has been passed by US censors with an NC-17 rating. The film centres on a sex addict named Brandon, whose life becomes complicated when his sister, played by Mulligan, moves in with him.

But she has now hit out over the rating, telling Hit Fix:

You know, so many of the teen movies will have so much sex and so many people walking around in bikinis and bare-breasted, and that all seems to be okay.

Mulligan continued: “And the minute you show it and it’s not funny, and it’s not sexy, and it’s actually unattractive, then it becomes a problem, which seems so odd.”

Shame, directed by Steve McQueen, is set for release in the UK on January 13 next year. You can watch footage from the London Film Festival premiere at the bottom of the page.