Mysterious Skin

Movie • 2004 • Drama  

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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
This movie contains 49 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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WaterloggedKazoo
An 8 year old boy is accidentally left alone with no way to get home when his baseball game is cancelled, which leads to him being abducted.
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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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I think the yes votes are because Brian finds Neil's house and becomes obsessed with meeting him? But it's not with malicious intent
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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A child gets groomed into helping the abuser assault more children
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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johnny
The movie’s whole plot involves child sexual abuse. The abuse is described in excruciating detail, and a lot of grooming is shown on screen. The coach is seen kissing the child from the child’s POV. The aftermath and symptoms of childhood trauma is shown constantly throughout. Young 18 year olds are preyed upon by much older people also.
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Addiction
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johnny
Cocaine, LSD, cigarettes, and marijuana are all used.
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Is there addiction?
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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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sezem
how it dies is not shown
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Are animals abused?
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Ccasey
cow seen dead, characters touch it
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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
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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WaterloggedKazoo
One of the main characters is a young sex worker, and one of his clients forces him to snort a substance.
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Is there pedophilia?
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The main characters are victims of CSA. Pedophilia is a major theme so I don't recommend watching if it's a trigger for you
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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WaterloggedKazoo
Two young children bully a disabled child into laying down on the ground so that they can launch small fireworks out of his mouth. Afterwards, his face is bloody and full of splinters.
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clownish
depends what you considered restraining
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calvinball81
A male sex worker is brutally raped and beaten by a male client.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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MovieWatcher10
One of the male protagonists is a sex worker and gets raped by a male client. It's a disturbing and intense scene. Besides the rape itself, he gets verbally abused and also beaten with a bottle on the head. Very disturbing scene.

Sexual assault on children is also shown. If it helps, the director of the film filmed the children always apart from the adult so they didn't know what they were really filming. Only in post-production and editing, does the director make it look like they share a scene.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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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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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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cherry
a character is struck hard in the head, but no crushed heads
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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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Brian passes out on multiple occasions. Neil is also knocked unconscious at one point
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Does someone break a bone?
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cherry
maybe? a character trembles severely towards the end, and experiences blackouts/fainting in response to trauma
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wallflowers
Although not shown, a character talks to another character about the bruises/injuries on their genitals from a client
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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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cherry
sort of. a character reaches into the remains of a cow- it isn't bloody, but it is rather graphic. characters are shown bloodied at several points.
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Children
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An 8 year old child is abducted but not a baby
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Does a kid die?
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MovieWatcher10
Whole movie deals with CSA and the traumatic aftermath of it. Children are sexually objectified and groomed by their coach. He also films them, clearly with the intention to use it as certain material afterward.
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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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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Once
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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MovieWatcher10
No, but one protagonist believes he got kidnapped by aliens when he was younger. We see some "flashbacks" where we see him as a child being strapped to a table while aliens loom over him.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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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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EchoGarden1
There’s very sudden flashes of title cards that shocked me a bit
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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 natural bodies of water?
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3
Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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dorian
yes, the shower scene is rather uncomfortable to watch. it also includes blood and a few other possibly triggering things
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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cherry
i think the other comment is supposed to say "does"
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Does someone vomit?
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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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1
A man spits on a teenage boy's face
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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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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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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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2
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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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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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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cherry
i don't think anyone is officially diagnosed as such, but trauma is the main theme of this movie
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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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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Yes
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5
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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1
Does someone have a meltdown?
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EchoGarden1
Sex noises.
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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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wallflowers
As a joke when asked what they want to do now that their friend moved away
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MovieWatcher10
One of the characters has a few anxiety attacks where he seems to dissociate and gets a bloody nose.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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mccartneylover1966
not exactly, but there are these two kids that torment a mentally disabled kid and one of them proceeds to sexually assault said disabled kid.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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1
Are there underwater scenes?
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3
Does a baby cry?
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7
Is there shakey cam?
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0
While Brian walks into the house at the end the camera is shakey
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Is there screaming?
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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 someone watched without knowing?
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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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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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Does the black guy die first?
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0
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wallflowers
One of the main characters and his friends are gay and slurs are used by/against them
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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3
There are two instances of a gay character being called the f slur. A disabled kid is called the r slur.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
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19
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TiredDaddi
Near the beginning; a kid calls another kid r***rd
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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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skillwithaquill24
An adult man molests two very young boys.

A teen boy is hired as a prostitute by a middle aged man.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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0
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johnny
In addition to the assault scene and the off screen child sexual abuse, the main character who is a sex worker performs oral sex on men and has oral sex performed on him.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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7
Is there BDSM?
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2
Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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juice
No, but the main character does jerk off to his mom's boyfriend while the boyfriend is getting jerked off by his mom
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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5
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2
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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4
Yes
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lolzerslolzers
a man is shown to have AIDS
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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4
Are there fat suits?
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5
Is existentialism debated?
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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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johnny
The ending is dark, but the main character realizes he shares trauma with the other main character and is comforted.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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13
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?
35 supporters
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26
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clownish
if blood scares you then don't watch cause one of the main characters gets nose bleeds almost each scene
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Does someone drown?
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clownish
nothing happens but a shotgun is pointed at the main character
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