Music

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This movie contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
183 supporters
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3
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greenseaturtle
Kazu mentions having had a childhood dog who died, but no dogs die during the film.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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greenseaturtle
A brief one of the Radgicals TV show host (played by comedian Tig Notaro), showing a clip of the show where she meets the Encourager creature and they have an awkward interaction.
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there aphobia?
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Abandonment
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SiRenfield
Zu (who’s not her parent but her older sister/guardian) considers abandoning Music in a group home
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Yes
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greenseaturtle
Felix's father verbally abuses him on several occasions, which eventually escalates to physical abuse of both him and his mother that ends up killing Felix.
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SiRenfield
In the sense that Music stands by her older sister despite the questionable stuff she’s done to her as a caregiver
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Is someone stalked?
15 supporters
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3
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greenseaturtle
It's not stalking per se, but Felix follows Music and watches her silently while she's on her walks.
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greenseaturtle
Two graphic prone-restraint scenes. According to Sia herself, she didn't realize that this practice was dangerous while making the film.
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26
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greenseaturtle
Yet again, the people who voted "yes" have no idea what gaslighting is. Gaslighting is an abuse tactic in which the abuser attempts to convince the victim that they are mentally unstable and incompetent. Regardless of how you feel about this film, there is no gaslighting in it.
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Is a child abused?
64 supporters
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56
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meganf3000
An autistic teen is physically restrained during meltdown.
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Addiction
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meganf3000
Zu is a sober drug dealer who apparently goes into relapse because of Music (believe me i hate this too)
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Is there addiction?
7 supporters
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41
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meganf3000
I believe Zu is shown to go into relapse after taking care of Music
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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)
92 supporters
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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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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greenseaturtle
A bee is briefly seen on Music's hand before it stings her.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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3
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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3
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Yes
26
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10
ShanYuBeingSUS
The film includes a prone restraint scene, a horrible practice that multiple autistic children and teenagers have DIED from.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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3
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7
Yes
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3
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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12
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meganf3000
Idk if she does but if people restrain autistic people the way the other characters restrain Music it could be very harmful to their physical health and even fatal.
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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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greenseaturtle
Felix's father starts choking his wife during an argument. It's one of the more triggering moments of the film that doesn't get talked about as much.
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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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Anonymous
Not squashed, but there is head trauma
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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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Does someone break a bone?
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Paci
I have autism and I almost had a seazure for how bad it was (but for real, the movie is potentially harmful to autistic people who have hypersensitivity)
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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14
Is someone tortured?
54 supporters
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meganf3000
People probably wouldn’t call this torture but to autistic people it definitely is. Music gets physically restrained during meltdown TWICE.
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greenseaturtle
Not all the way down, but a drunk Zu stumbles on the front steps and injures her nose.
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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?
25 supporters
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ShanYuBeingSUS
I don't know why there is more no's than yeses. Felix's (an Asian kid) father chokes his mother then strikes Felix, knocking him into a table and killing him; blood is quickly seen. PS: I am actually autistic and I despised this movie so much all of my heart!
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a non-human character die?
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4
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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whipnaenae
no, but as an autistic person my god you might as well be reaching right out the screen and screaming it at me for the film’s whole runtime
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Deacon
An autistic person is portrayed by a neurotypical actress, in a way that is reminiscent of children mocking someone with an intellectual disability. The 14yo actress is reported to have been hesitant (FWIW), but the writer/director insisted the portrayal was not problematic.
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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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throwaway2468
Music's grandmother dies in the apartment. However, no graphic imagery is shown.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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SiRenfield
The grandmother’s death kickstarts the plot
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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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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Yes
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throwaway2468
In one scene, Music is frightened by Zu's behaviour and Music wets the bed from a nightmare. (Not exactly sure if it was a nightmare.)
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Does someone vomit?
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13
Is someone eaten?
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3
Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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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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4
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
24 supporters
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
28 supporters
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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11
Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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throwaway2468
Zu brings Music to the emergency room after Music suffers a severe allergy to bees.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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2
Does someone have a mental illness?
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Yes
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throwaway2468
During one of Music's meltdowns, she hits herself repeatedly as she is overwhelmed.
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Yes
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3
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RyanS
A very bad depiction of people with autism
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throwaway2468
Zu realises she left her backpack somewhere outside and she goes into a breakdown, throwing stuff around the apartment.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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greenseaturtle
Kazu confesses to Ebo that her "falling off" the fire escape before the events of the film was actually a suicide attempt.
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greenseaturtle
The musical scenes can be quite trippy and jarring, especially the first few.
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SiRenfield
And the film teaches you to respond to meltdowns in the WORST way possible
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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greenseaturtle
Not exactly sure why people are voting yes. ABA therapy is never explicitly practiced during this film.
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Yes
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cha0ticneutralsys
Autistic meltdowns but similar
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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9
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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8
Yes
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cassandrasaurus
In response to a meltdown, an autistic minor is forcibly restrained and pinned face down on the ground with an adult partially sitting on top of them. This is also known as the “prone” restraint and it is highly dangerous and can cause asphyxiation in the individual being restrained.

It should be noted that the autistic minor was not a danger to herself or others, only engaging in loud vocal stimming and lightly slapping herself. The adult caregivers’ FIRST response was to restrain her with zero attempts at non-violent de-escalation. The narrative does not seem to frame this as abuse (it is) but as a “normal” and necessary response to a meltdown.

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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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4
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0
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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throwaway2468
Shaky cam throughout the entire movie.
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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3
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0
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greenseaturtle
Music screams and cries out at several points in the film. At the halfway point, Zu screams when she loses a backpack full of drugs.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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3
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0
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Anonymous
You don't even have to watch the movie to see this, the trailer is full of very triggering flashing lights and very fast changes/movements. Absolutely not accessible.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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3
Is there childbirth?
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7
Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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1
Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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7
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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6
Does the black guy die first?
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7
Are there homophobic slurs?
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3
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5
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Anonymous
And also repetitive mockery of autistic movements/stims, which also feels deeply hateful.
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Yes
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SiRenfield
Even ignoring the infamous advocacy of restraint, this movie is just plain not good at depicting autism as Music is infantilized to hell and back, and has little to no agency as a character. And autistic people are not even the only victim of this either!
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Does an LGBT person die?
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meganf3000
This whole movie is ableist because it perpetuates the fact that autistic people are broken or need to be cured. The main autistic character is played by a neurotypical actress, there are scenes infantilising Music and physically restraining her during meltdown. Sia also partnered with an autistic hate group to make this movie (Autism Speaks).
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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jdpamv
Scene of Music in blackface with cornrow headphones.
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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SiRenfield
Objectification maybe but not of the sexual variety
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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2
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Sexism
Yes
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2
Sickness
Yes
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0
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greenseaturtle
The grandmother dies of a stroke at the beginning of the film. Before she collapses, we see one side of her face droop, which is a classic stroke symptom. Her death is quick and seems relatively peaceful, though.
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SiRenfield
HIV
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1
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greenseaturtle
Ebo is HIV positive, but it is medicated and he doesn't seem to be showing symptoms of progression to AIDS.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Yes
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1
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Yes
0
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3
Are there fat suits?
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Yes
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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7
Does it have a sad ending?
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8
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Yes
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6
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a plane crash?
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7
Is someone hit by a car?
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2
No
5
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Yes
2
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7
Is there blood/gore?
29 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
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throwaway2468
There is one scene where Zu falls down the stairs drunk and breaks her nose. Next scene, Zu's injury is visible but it's not severe.
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Does someone drown?
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2
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6
Is there gun violence?
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2
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6