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Michael Fassbender Finds No Shame in Going Full Frontal: VIDEO


Michael Fassbender (seen above as GQ's 'Breakout Man of the Year') talks to HuffPo about his full frontal scene in Shame, in which he portrays a sex addict, and which begins "begins with the actor naked and laid out on post-sex bedsheets like a strip of raw bacon," according to GQ.

Unfortunately, thanks to a very un-erotic full-frontal scene, the MPAA slapped the film with an NC-17, a rare label that effectively works as a muzzle, given that most theaters don't carry films with that rating. That concerns Fassbender, he says, because it's "a serious film that deserves to be treated as such." He also finds the whole controversy a bit silly.

"Half of us have a penis and the other half have probably seen one, and so why should it be more normal to, like, chop people's heads off and shoot people? Does that mean that that's more acceptable or closer to us as human beings?"

Check out a behind-the-scenes interview with Fassbender for GQ, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. this is probably because he's got a big one.

    Posted by: Justin | Nov 18, 2011 10:27:14 AM

  2. I would rather see Fassbenders cock than a beheading anyday. Male sexuality always gets an NC17, unfortunately.

    Posted by: Jerry | Nov 18, 2011 10:31:52 AM

  3. That man is sex!

    Posted by: sparks | Nov 18, 2011 10:31:56 AM

  4. And he shouldnt, nice looking man with a nice body. That's the spirit.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 18, 2011 10:33:04 AM

  5. He looks like he dresses to the right. WAY to the right.

    Posted by: Chip | Nov 18, 2011 10:42:15 AM

  6. I also find no shame in Michael Fassbender going full frontal.

    Posted by: Niel M | Nov 18, 2011 11:22:59 AM

  7. That's a great quote.

    Posted by: Christian | Nov 18, 2011 11:45:15 AM

  8. Check out this clip from the movie Fish Tank, at about 4:15, the way those jeans hang off his ass made him an instant hit with me.

    Posted by: Ed | Nov 18, 2011 11:47:19 AM

  9. Besides being hot, he's an amazing actor. He was incredible in Hunger.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 18, 2011 12:02:11 PM

  10. MF, put your hands on me.

    Posted by: betmatthewnyc | Nov 18, 2011 12:36:40 PM

  11. yeah but he is 34 & was dating 23 yr old zoe kravitz

    There is something just weird about anyone dating someone 11 yrs younger than them.

    Posted by: say what | Nov 18, 2011 12:53:37 PM

  12. Weird in the same way as 10 1/2-years-apart Ronald and Nancy Reagan?

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 18, 2011 1:48:35 PM

  13. It would be amazing if more men(straight,gay and bi) had his highly enlightened and refreshing attitude about their bodies,their cocks and their asses!
    If you've got it then why not show it off?
    Bravo to confident men who aren't afraid to show some serious skin.

    Posted by: SFShawn | Nov 18, 2011 1:59:24 PM

  14. heck chris it is weird america elected an actor as president let alone his 10 1/2 yr age difference from nancy

    Anyway; yes 10 1/2 yr age difference is weird though nancy married reagan when 31

    At 31 it could be argued she had been around the block a few times and learned a thing or two. 23 is still very immature for a 34 yr old to date (he looks far older than 34)

    Posted by: say what | Nov 18, 2011 2:07:37 PM

  15. Bravo, MF. Great actor. And yeah, can't wait to see that opening scene.

    Say What: My boyfriend is dating someone 11 years younger than himself. That would be me. So why don't you just stop saying stupid stuff? Thanks.

    Posted by: Zlick | Nov 18, 2011 2:52:18 PM

  16. He already appeared nude at length in "Hunger."

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Nov 18, 2011 4:04:32 PM

  17. zlick

    Well best of luck to you but it is a safe bet if I put money down on you 2 not lasting long

    Posted by: say what | Nov 18, 2011 4:09:14 PM

  18. "It's no big deal to see a penis. NO BIG DEAL! Why's everyone gotta make a BIG F-ING DEAL about seeing a PENIS! IT'S NO BIG DEAL!!! NONE! NADA! PENIS!!!"

    And so on, and so forth...

    Eh ehm. Were the above statement reflective of MF's purported feelings on the subject, and say, oh, I dunno, not a line fed to him by the producers and PR reps to pump up ticket sales (to what is probably a very good movie, granted), I think it would more appropriately read: "I showed my penis. So?" My two cents.

    P.S. Yes, he's very handsome and probably talented.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Nov 18, 2011 4:51:04 PM

  19. I saw "Shame." Michael Fassbender has A LOT to not be ashamed of. And as in his previous films, he's quite good.
    That said, I didn't care for the "Shame." It seemed to trade in pre-conceived notions about "sex addiction." And there is one scene worthy of a lengthy back and forth in his and other websites about whether it is homophobic.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Nov 18, 2011 4:53:18 PM

  20. 34? he's an old looking 34, I must say..

    Posted by: Marty | Nov 18, 2011 5:48:46 PM

  21. Actually there's rumors that Zoe is dating Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl. besides, who cares who is dating who. Shame sounds like it will be a great movie. I just wish America's hypocrisy towards sex would come to an end and that people would take some movies for their artistic integrity. The nude scene was there to enhance so to speak not to exploit.

    Posted by: Kris Avalon | Nov 18, 2011 6:14:28 PM

  22. Fassy, as we like to call him, is THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE. He makes friggin closet case Bradley Cooper look like Pee-Wee Herman. He shows quite a LOT in "Shame," although the movie isn't as good as his performance. Plus, he's got that SEXY Irish accent going on..No wonder he's in such hot demand.

    Posted by: Jimmy | Nov 18, 2011 6:48:58 PM

  23. @ED, thanks! so hot. he was beautiful in the x-men prequel, with a few amazing shots of him in those grey sweatpants...

    Posted by: shanesoho | Nov 18, 2011 7:02:32 PM

  24. marty


    he is attractive, but the 34 posted at IMDB and on his wiki page must be a publicists lie cause he is more like 44 looking and a hot 44 at that but no way is he 34 (44 would make him 21 yrs older than zoe when they dated and yeah they are not dating anymore)

    Posted by: say what | Nov 18, 2011 7:18:13 PM

  25. There's one scene in the X-Men prequel where he's walking facing the camera......and he dresses a LONG way right.....if you see what im saying.

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 19, 2011 11:12:20 AM

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