Heathers:The Musical

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Heathers: The Musical is a rock musical based on the 1989 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters.
This movie contains 51 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is someone's mouth covered?
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Abandonment
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JD’s mother died without saying goodbye
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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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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FF2
There's what @hyperjenb mentioned, along with JD behaving in a way that can count as stalking towards Veronica later - going so far as to enter her home through the window to kill her since she won't join him in his murder plans.
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placeholdername
JD and Veronica's relationship is very abusive, but not physically, only mentally/psychologically
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Lilac
As the other person said, JD gaslights Veronica into killing multiple people, and the three Heathers together gaslight Veronica into coming to a field with some rapists before abandoning her, and they gaslight Martha Dunstock into believing her crush likes her back, leading to her suicide attempt.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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averyanderson2018
JD is neglected by his father.
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Addiction
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Anonymous
References to weed in "Big Fun", later a character tries to overdose on pills but is interrupted.
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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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Are animals abused?
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Lilac
Just before the song You’re Welcome, Kurt and Ram verbally abuse cows.
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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
Does a woman get slapped?
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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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Ven
in the broadway version there's a whole jokey song about it + other mentions
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eliselovesyouu
kurt and ram beat up jd a lot and then hes rly badass so he fights back
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Is someone restrained?
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MKBrown
One of the jocks hump Heather D. when she doesn't want them to in the "Big Fun" song and then in "Blue" they try to force Heather M., Heather D., and Veronica to have sex with them but it is played off for dark comedy and they never appear to be in any real danger - sometimes "Blue" is replaced with "You're Welcome" in some versions of the play. "You're Welcome" is much more blatantly rape-y to the point that it is uncomfortable to watch but no one is actually sexually assaulted/raped in that song either.
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Bodily Harm
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bonefather
No, but in one song there is a reference to self harm
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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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Lilac
When Heather Chandler is about to die from drinking cleaning chemicals, she gasps for air multiple times depending on which production it is and yells “corn nuts” before dying
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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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Someone blows up but it depends on what you consider burned alive.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Heather Chandler has a blue tongue for the rest of the show after her death
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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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Anonymous
Spoilers:
Someone fake-hangs themself. They aren’t actually hanged, the just make it look like the hanged themself.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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gayteeth
a character attempts suicide, but it fails and they break a lot of bones, ending up having to use a wheelchair thingy
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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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Anonymous
Failed suicide attempt by jumping off bridge, but doesn’t actually die.
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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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DestinyLeinfus
A few high school teenagers die (17 or 18 year olds since it's their senior year)
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Is a minor sexualized?
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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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Drugs/Alcohol
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She doesn't die, but it is attempted suicide
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Family
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gayteeth
also adding onto other comment In Beautiful (the first song iirc) a guy makes a joke abt kidnapping a character, but is purely for comedy and if you really dont wanna hear it just cover ur ears after the heathers r introduced and everyone is saying stuff like “I wish the heathers were nicer” “rhat would be beautiful” it happens there
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
No BUT there is a lot of talk about the death of someone’s mother that happened pre-show
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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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chandlersmallett
when i saw it live, the gunshot scared me and it still does even though ive seen it 6 times
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Stressedtoimpress
Several of the characters that die show up seemingly as ghosts to haunt Veronica
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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?
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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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averyanderson2018
In most productions, vomit is only heard and not seen, coming from Heather Duke in the opening number and by Heather Chandler during the party, but this may vary depending on the performance and who is putting on the show.
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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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HD89
A character coughs up a phlegm globber and spits it in another character's drink.
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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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Vintage
No transphobic slurs, but there are mentions of gay being "Bad" In both 'beautiful' and 'Dead Gay Son'. Though its not bad and people do end up supporting anyways


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Theres a plot point of two straight guys being in love with each other, but their dads end up actually being together.
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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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Lilac
There is no scene but there is mention that Veronica is going to be sent to one.
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MKBrown
It depends on the version you watch - the one I saw didn't have a hospital scene but some other people sound like they watched one that did.
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0
Not shown, but jokes about it.
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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 have a mental illness?
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bonefather
no, but in the song 'Freeze Your Brain' there is a reference to self harm
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Is autism misrepresented?
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placeholdername
JD, a very clearly mentally unstable person, is the main villain. He mostly shows signs of (a very poor representation of) ASPD, a highly stigmatized disorder.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Vintage
JUST GONNA SAY, MANY SPOILERS
Heather M (Heather in yellow) Attempts to kill herself while there are lyrics saying "Why not kill yourself" And "Your gonna die alone". She puts the pills in her mouth but is interrupted by Veronica and she spits them out.
Martha sings a song about dreaming, and comments on "Never waking up" Before jumping on a bridge, luckily, it is unsuccessful and she just ends up in hospital.
Heather Chandler, Ram and Kurt are all murdered and its framed as suicides, and after being shot, Jason Dean (JD) sacrifices himself with a bomb, killing himself in the progress.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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pinkwill
some of the bootlegs have the public be /very/ noisy by clapping mostly, it hurt my ears. I only watched two but the West End one was the one that was the most difficult for me.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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pinkwill
a fat character is verbally harassed and given names, and a chubby/thin one (depending on the cast) is told to lose a few pounds.
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chandlersmallett
yes, they say “ive thought about killing myself”
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Anonymous
"Lifeboat" and "Shine a Light Reprise" make up a panic attack that leads to a suicide attempt.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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TheRealHazel
There are a few mentions of Heather Duke having bulimia and she is seen throwing up in the first song, "Beautiful"
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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TheRealHazel
Two characters in the show, Martha and Heather McNamara, attempt suicide but fail. There is also a brief scene where Veronica prenteds to hang herself, but did not kill herself nor intend to kill herself. There are three characters who are murdered and framed to look like they killed themselves, but did not in fact kill themselves.
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Noxious
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Many.
A few gunshots, littered throughout. (Like, quite a few.) Some i can remember are
Three during 'Our Love is God'
JD wants to piss off his dad when he pisses him off, and he grabs a gun suddenly and shoots. It scared me when i first went.
One in the climax, where Veronica and JD are fighting for a gun and theres a sudden loud gunshot.
Theres also loud noises with the music band, theres some screaming, and obviously the audience can be loud at times too. Some belting can get loud too in certain musical numbers like 'dead girl walking' and 'Shine a light'.
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There’s a scene near a pool
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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pinkwill
more or less depending on the version you watch, but they are filmed by hand and for ~2h so the person filming /will/ move a lot.
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Is there screaming?
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Luvluvpossumz
Most preductions do but I did watch a high school production of one once on yt and that didn't swear
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Lilac
Almost every production has flashing lights, especially during gunshot/explosion scenes.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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chandlersmallett
yes, during shine a light, mrs fleming choses someone from the audience (usually a middle aged man) and tell them to stand up. and during beautiful the ensemble will look at someone in the audience and ‘shout’ an insult too them (only for about a second)
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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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averyanderson2018
Martha is bullied for being fat and seemingly tries to kill herself because of her insecurity about it.
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MKBrown
It depends on who is cast as what in the play but if a black person is cast as Heather C. and dies first it is not because of the trope of having black characters die first.
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sourwormz
The show has a few homophobic slurs sung in the first song, and another scene later has a parent of his dead & presumed gay (but not really) son showing disapproval of his son’s sexuality
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0
Not specifically but I Love My Dead Gay Son can have some jokes with a similar nature
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Is there hate speech?
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Anonymous
Lots of slurs sung in succession during "Beautiful," lots of homophobia during the "Dead Gay Son" scene (though that ends happily), other hate speech scattered throughout
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Anonymous
People in the play believe that two people who died were lgbt, but they weren’t.
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pinkwill
the slur cr*ppled is also used during the same song, and later during "The me inside of me".
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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
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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MKBrown
Yes - there is a lot of dry humping in the play to an uncomfortable extent. There is a song about blue balls or alternatively in some versions rape. There is also a lot of nudity but everyone still wears undergarments (bras and underwear).
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Luvluvpossumz
Okay so no, but there are people in underwear a few times eg. Kurt and Ram when they die, and Veronica in dead girl walking (her shirt is off but she does have a bra on)
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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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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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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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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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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Anonymous
There’s one line about Santa in the song Shine a Light (reprise)
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Are there end credit scenes?
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MKBrown
It depends on what you consider a happy ending - Veronica and Martha end the play on a relatively happy note with them becoming friends again but by that point 4 people have died and 2 have attempted suicide so it is very bittersweet.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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chandlersmallett
yes, just before freeze your brain heather chandler honks her car horn off-stage
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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MKBrown
There is an explosion but it is not nuclear - JD tries to bomb the school and ends up blowing himself up instead when Veronica objects.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Anonymous
No visible blood/gore, but some imaginary blood/gore (they don’t use fake blood or anything but it’s implied that it’s there)
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Does someone drown?
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HAILEYREGIER
Two characters are shot by another in a framed suicide
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