Film

Uncomfortable Brunch: Shame

When: Sun., July 5, 12 p.m. 2015

The film series that revels in the awkwardness of combining delicious breakfast with disturbing art films has put us in some flustering situations since it launched in January – for instance, trying to eat Easter brunch while watching the sodomy-and-excrement festival that is Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. But as Uncomfortable Brunches go, Shame is pretty tame. Steve McQueen directs Michael Fassbender as a sex addict and Carey Mulligan as his screwed-up sister; there are plenty of sexy-sex-sex scenes, but the way this sociopath talks to his sister is actually more squirm-inducing than seeing the full-frontal Fasspeener. As per usual, Southern Fried Sunday provides the grub (sausages, we hope), and as per usual, you can blame your blushes on the happy hour-priced mimosas and bloody marys. — Jessica Bryce Young

Price: $10