The Birdcage

Movie • 1996 • Comedy  

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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's conservative moralistic parents.
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Does the dog die?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there decapitation?
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Abandonment
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
A 20-year-old man, whom we never see as a child, has been without his mother his whole life, even though she isn't far away and could easily have been in his life. He doesn't seem too emotionally affected by her absence, though.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Bismuth
Characters are followed by the press
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goblinbrodie
No, but the topic is alluded to. At one point a character goads his partner, saying "hit me, you know you want to". It's portrayed as him just being a "drama queen".
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Deceived, yes; gaslighted, no.
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Is a child abused?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
We learn that a politician was with an underage prostitute, and we see a clip of her saying one sentence to the press about it - something like "He looked weird, but he was smiling, so I didn't worry." No abuse on screen.
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Addiction
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AllyxandraDouglasVega
Subverted in that a character is shown to be taking medication for emotional stress, but it's just aspirin with two letters scraped off. It's played for laughs.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Shrimp, so technically yes
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Nothing shown or heard, only mentioned. No details. There's a snippet of an interview with the girl; she looks about 15.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Someone is caught with an underage sex worker
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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saturn
No, but there is a brief discussion about a man having slept with an underage prostitute.
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Bodily Harm
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saturn
A character shaves their face with an electric razor towards the beginning of the film.
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A character panics and struggles to breathe but it is quickly resolved and there is no physical thing stopping him from breathing.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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No, but someone hyperventilates.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Bismuth
There is a prostitute who is a minor
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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kylea
No one cheats however someone is suspected of cheating during the beginning of the movie.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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The whole movie is Armand and Albert trying to hide the fact that they're queer, but they get found out near the end.
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Shnn222
There is suspected cheating and one of the characters in the main relationship has had sex with a woman in the past but he makes it clear that he is only interested in men
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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No, but suicide is mentioned and a character at one point implies they are planning for their death, saying they’re going to the cemetery because their feel unwanted.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Copy of someone else's well-phrased comment, which was mistakenly placed under a different question: "Played for laughs but a major character who is a drag actor is implied to partly identify as female and shows insecurities regarding their age and condition."
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AllyxandraDouglasVega
Played for laughs but a major character who is a drag actor is implied to partly identify as female and shows insecurities regarding their age and condition.
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CMster
A main character announces it loudly and histrionically. It's meant to be funny.
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CMster
The character Albert is prone to anxiety attacks
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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inferiorwit
No explicit eating disorders, but a character mentions they have lost weight in an attempt to be sexually appealing to another character.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Princess
The main character arnie goldman mentions that his grandfather died by suicide
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Princess
There is a dinner scene where the issue is discussed though.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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-1
Albert is a drag queen and pretends to be a woman, so he's called pretty much everything at some point.
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Does the black guy die first?
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"Fag" is used
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saturn
Nothing violent, but a Jewish family lies about their last name and history to present a more "conservatively American" version of themselves for an evening, as their guests are somewhat antisemitic.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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AllyxandraDouglasVega
A few questionable references to queer people, and a number of blatant references to people of color as "the blacks."
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MaximeLoria
Response to the above comment - Hank Azaria isn’t “white”, he’s a Sephardic Jew. He is Hispanic and of Middle Eastern descent. Besides, I’m Hispanic and I don’t think his character was offensive at all, it was hilarious.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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A politician gets caught with an underage sex worker

Barbara is said to be "not even 18" while Val is 20+. Not huge, but creepy
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Sex
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saturn
Some revealing costumes, discussions of sex, nude statues, etc., but no sex scenes or implied sex scenes.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Bismuth
Partial nudity
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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A character spouts a lot of very retrograde views including about abortion, but it's not a theme
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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