Falsettos: Live from Lincoln Center

Movie • 2017 • Comedy  

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Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon-to-be-bar-mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. Originally Episode 2 from Season 43 of Live From Lincoln Center on PBS.
This movie contains 22 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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spookysplat
While a dog doesn't die, there is a brief joke about one running away.
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Unanswered Triggers
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spookysplat
Characters have frequent mental breakdowns, but no mental illnesses are specified
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Is there decapitation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there BDSM?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Is there menstruation?
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Abandonment
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spookysplat
Not really, but there is a divorce and a father becomes somewhat absent for a short time. There's also a lyric in Love Is Blind that goes "I divorced my wife, I left my child / and I ran off with a friend"
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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spookysplat
See my previous comment for "Is a child abused"
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Mochii_Says_Hi
Spoilers:
Marvin and Trina have a very strained relationship throughout, Marvin even hit Trina. But by the end, they get along better, both for Jason’s sake, and because Marvin grows and becomes a better person. Not a direct “I forgive you,” but actions implying that.
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Is someone stalked?
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averyanderson2018
Marvin slaps Trina in the song called, appropriately, Marvin Slaps Trina.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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LexIsDum
There's a scene where a belt is thrown, but not to hit someone, it's thrown off-stage
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Is a child abused?
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spookysplat
A child lives though pretty toxic family situation, and his mother briefly berates him for traits that he can't control, debatably neurodivergent traits.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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raps
In "I'm Breaking Down," Trina mentions the possibility of turning to alcohol to cope with her problems. It is not mentioned again, and nothing ever shows up on-stage.
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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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csbyron1
Trina, Mendel, and Jason all sing about wishing their dog would run away. Said dog is never seen and it is played as a joke
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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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 alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Anonymous
Marvin slaps Trina in “Marvin Hits Trina,” however, there is no physical contact with the slap. He slaps her from a far and Whizzer makes a clap for the sound effect.
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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LexIsDum
There's a very small joke where a character pretends to choke someone else, but they don't even touch at all
I would say yes anyway, just in case
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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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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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SEW23
At the end of Something Bad Is Happening/More Racquetball, Whizzer faints
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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 someone stabbed?
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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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Jason begins exploring his feelings about girls in his grade, but it isn’t graphic and is somewhat played for laughs.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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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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SEW23
Spoilers: A main character, it is a focal plot point of the show
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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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averyanderson2018
More of a step-father, but still a parent.
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Does someone cheat?
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GeorgeSmith
Directly before the events of the show, Marvin had been cheating on his wife, Trina, with Whizzer. During the show, Marvin and Trina have separated, but Trina recalls finding out about Marvin's affair a few times.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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spookysplat
A step-father dies
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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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GeorgeSmith
(SPOILERS)

After Whizzer's death, he and Marvin sing a duet reflecting on their relationship. However, Whizzer isn't portrayed as an actual ghost, more like a memory.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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spookysplat
A lyric in "Love is Blind" mentions one, but nothing is shown on screen
"There's a razor up my sleeve"
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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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Anonymous
"im nauseous" is said in a song but nobody does anything close to being sick, youre safe!
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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greenish
during the song "march of the falsettos" Marvin, Jason, Mendel and Whizzer all four make a farting noise and say "oops"
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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spookysplat
In "March of the Falsettos," an overly-dramatic, childlike fart sound is made.
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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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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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spookysplat
Debatably. I would say not, but a man who is married to a woman cheats with a man. More accurately, though, he was repressing being gay, so not bisexual.
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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A character is in a hospital with an IV bag nearby, implying there is a needle in their arm.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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averyanderson2018
Whizzer is in the hospital for the last half of the second act.
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A character is heavily implied to be dying of HIV/AIDS, which is not cancer but can be triggering
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Mental Health
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spookysplat
No, but several characters are pretty traumatized from the events in Falsettos/In Trousers
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flyingkoi
Marvin, the psychiatrist, warns Trina not to self harm but not self harm is shown and also not implied that it happens
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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zophronia
while it is not in this version, Trina makes multiple threats of suicide in the original recordings from the 90s
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spookysplat
In a song fittingly called "I'm breaking down," along with other scenes
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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spookysplat
No, but Jason displays (arguably) autistic traits that get him berated by his mother
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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LexIsDum
It's never actual screaming since they're singing all the time, but there are times where the characters raise their voice to each other
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spookysplat
There are several curse words and innuendos, but it all fits the specifications for live TV. Still, there is a lot of cursing and very clear sexual references.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Anonymous
not explicitly, however its performed to an audience and so... sometimes actors are gesturing towards the audience etc
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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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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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Anonymous
trina calls marvin a queen in im breaking down
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Does the black guy die first?
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RainM
Also, a lesbian character refers to herself as “dykish”
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flyingkoi
The main characters are Jewish. Jason, the child, expresses some concern about his classmates laughing at his Hebrew if he invites them to his bar mitzvah, but that is all
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castielswxrld
There is a man in a dress joke, though it isn't rooted in transphobia and is used rather to undermine a character's masculinity as a gay man
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Is there hate speech?
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spookysplat
There's slight homophobia and internalized homophobia, but I don't know if it's enough to be hate speech
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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averyanderson2018
SPOILERS- Whizzer dies of AIDS at the end of the musical.
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Jason arguably shows autistic traits that his mother complains about.
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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
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
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LexIsDum
6 out of 7 characters are Jewish
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Sex
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averyanderson2018
Implied sexual content in Thrill of First Love, sex discussed by Trina in I’m Breaking Down, and a bed scene during What More Can I Say. No nudity.
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spookysplat
Throughout act 1, Marvin tells Whizzer to be something of a traditional housewife, and a lyric in "This Has Better Come To A Stop," plainly says "Whizzer's supposed to always be here / making dinner, set to screw / that's what pretty boys should do." It is implied that he did the same to Trina.
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The protagonists are in bed during one of the songs (with blankets covering from the waist down) and one character acknowledges that the other is naked.
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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A character is heavily implied to have HIV and have passed it to their partner.
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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spookysplat
A major character dies of AIDS in "You've Gotta Die Sometimes" and is in a hospital bed for most of Act 2
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
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spookysplat
A major character dies and everyone mourns. It is implied that another might die, too.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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0
There’s one joke about Mendel hitting a hydrant in the song Days Like This.
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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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