Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Curtain Call [2]

Curtain Call is a feature where I recommend a TV Show or Film, and then suggest a (YA) novel that has a similar essence. Here's the unveiling for this week:

TV Show or Film

Shame (2011) is a drama film featuring Michael Fassbender and directed by Steve Mcqueen. 
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. [imdb]

This is rated NC-17, so there is graphic content. If you're really concerned about what it contains, check out the Parent's Guide on the Imdb page. Shame is mostly described as a movie about sex and not sex at all. It covers sex addiction and the addiction itself. Steve Mcqueen is one of my fave directors and this film stood out to me. Shame follows the nature of wanting more and more until your experience is put into your own perspective.

Novel Essence

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover is a New Adult novel that also  contains sexual content and a story following two individuals who wanted nothing more than sex, but feelings come into play.

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.Never ask about the past.Don’t expect a future. [goodreads]

I don't believe Shame and Ugly Love have a similar background, but they share an essence of feelings, becoming aware of who you're hurting, and coming to realize it. I think Ugly Love is a beautiful and powerful story provoking the heart. 

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