Black Swan

Movie • 2010 • Drama  

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A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.
This movie contains 58 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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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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Crow75
Her mother is arguably abusing the protagonist (though she is not underage).
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Addiction
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Anonymous
The main character and another dancer take ecstasy at a nightclub.
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Is there addiction?
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Crow75
One of the side characters is an alcoholic.
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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?
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Are animals abused?
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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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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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Drummerwitchakookoo
Nina’s mother attempts to hold her down to prevent her from going into work during a psychotic break. It doesn’t work.
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Anonymous
There is a nonconsensual kiss fairly early on in the film, and several other scenes depict a character receiving unwanted sexual comments or gestures. A character is also shown engaging in sexual activity (although it is later revealed to have been a fantasy) after drinking and taking drugs, which could be considered sexual assault in that she is unable to consent.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
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Drummerwitchakookoo
Nina’s mother trims her nails with scissors. It isn’t explicitly shown, but judging by Nina’s reaction, she’s cut at least once.
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SiRenfield
Probably more concerned with the hand slammed into the door
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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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buttersoxk
the movie is about a woman who is in a psychotic episode about her role as the black swan. nearly the entire movie centers around the idea of body horror. skip if this bothers you.
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Is there amputation?
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Nachos
No but a head does get hit on a mirror which breaks into pieces.
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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 become unconscious?
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Emsmovies
In a hallucination the main characters legs break and you can hear it clearly.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Gemini
Here’s the timestamps for anyone who needs them. Some are much worse than others:
17:30,
32:39,
39:00,
51:57,
1:25:00,
1:28:15
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Crow75
It's part of the dance choreography, it's not the cause of injury, and she falls on a safety mattress.
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Crow75
In one of the scenes the protagonist's eye gets discoloured, (similar to a swan's eye maybe).
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Is someone stabbed?
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buttersoxk
okay so i said yes. personally it’s not especially overdone, but it is ENOUGH that it warrants to be in another category. amazing movie, but there are often depictions or literal instances of natalie portman’s character hurting herself often graphically, and the same goes whenever she has to revisit the scar on her back. one of the most explicit scenes is a scene i found similar to hereditary: natalie portman’s character goes to visit winona ryder in the hospital near the end of the movie, and it very graphically shows her st@bbing herself in the neck repeatedly with lots of bl00d. there is in general a lot of blood and BODY HORROR, but again, i think it’s enough to be noted.
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Children
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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sarahbarnes
SPOILER :


The main character is dying at the end, but the movie doesn't say if she survives or dies (it has been confirmed by the creator that she survives)
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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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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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JessicaMumford
Nina, the main character, is frequently initialized and surrounded with stuffed toys. After a fight with her mother, she stuffs her toys in the trash.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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sunset_child
it's literally full of it
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Crow75
Not literally, but some scenes can be interpreted that way that the protagonist is kind of 'possessed by the spirit of the black swan' or something. It's not literal demon possession, but it has similar imegary/feel.
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Are there ghosts?
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Nachos
Nina sees dreadful images created by her imagination though.
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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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Crow75
There's a bathtub scene though.
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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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atsu
There’s three v* scenes in the film, but it’s a good movie, so I hope you guys can enjoy the movie with these time stamps my friend gave me! I’ve added some detail so it’s easier to see it coming.
the first takes place at 15:03. after auditioning for the roll of the White Swan, Nina leaves the room. It then cuts to her getting sick in a bathroom stall- but only her feet are seen. There’s audio, but it’s not very graphic, as we don’t hear the gagging.
The second scene is at about 1:14:00 to 1:14:11 (sorry, I don’t have a more precise time stamp for that one) when she is sick in the toilet again, and the cut to it is very sudden. Before we see her getting sick, she’s in rehearsals dancing. We see Nina look to Thomas, who instead watches Lily. It cuts back to Nina, and then after a moment, to her getting sick. there’s audio for sure, and we see her head over the toilet, but I looked away so I’m not sure how graphic the visuals are.
The last is audio and visual at 1:23:28-1:23:44. Nina is in kitchen of her apartment- where she sees someone- and then runs to the bathroom to get sick, so it’s easy to see coming. when you hear her say ‘mommy?’ you’re safe to look.
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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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Is there audio gore?
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buttersoxk
lots of sounds of limbs cracking and things that might make you squeamish. i had to look away a few times and even the audio was a lot even though it was a bit dramatic.
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
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Law Enforcement
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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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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
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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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Anonymous
I would say the main character is struggling with childhood trauma. Although it is not addressed directly.
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ryanoliveira3
Both intentionally and on accident, both very visceral to watch
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Is autism misrepresented?
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WaterloggedKazoo
Nina hallucinates(?) about harming other dancers, gets physically violent with her mother, and eventually severely harms herself.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Amy17
Definitely, don't know how someone could vote no
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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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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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TheDreammweaver
There is some body horror in some scenes throughout. As for BD it’s not super explicit but the main character eats very little and is very worried over eating one piece of cake, later it is mentioned that she has lost weight. She throws up throughout the film but it’s probably more due to stress than an ED though it could still be triggering.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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The main character is very thin and is shown vomiting several times, implying that she may have a purging disorder, although this is never explicitly confirmed.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
Debatably. The main character stabs herself and later falls unconscious, but it's not made clear if she survives or not.
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Noxious
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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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WaterloggedKazoo
There are varying degrees of shaky cam throughout the whole film. I wouldn't recommend watching this one if shaky cam bothers you.
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Anonymous
There is an extended sequence of two characters dancing at a nightclub under bright strobe lights.
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Paranoia
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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
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Does the black guy die first?
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Beth says lessie
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Crow75
SPOILER------------------------------------------------------------it's quite probable that the protagonist dies at the end, though it is not shown clearly (she is stabbed and heavily bleeding, but it's possible she can be saved)
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Amy17
kinda, on the ace-side. Not explicit, but there are references to sex and how being a virgin could be "embarassing". The main character's sexuality is a main topic and even if't not known if it's because she's queer/on the ace-spectrum or not, I think this movie does not think about the possibilities of ace indentities or such
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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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Gemini
Here are timestamps, as close as I could get them for anyone who does not want to watch them: 39:10,
48:45,
51:20,
1:06:00,
1:08:30,
1:20:30
Some are pretty long, others shorter. It is very sexual throughout it can be pretty graphic but there is no shown nudity

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Is someone sexually objectified?
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adamfart
scenes where the characters are naked or half naked but nothing is shown
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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?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Drummerwitchakookoo
There are undertones.

Nina has no privacy in her own bedroom, her mother frequently helps her undress and comes into her bedroom every night, and during a hallucinated sexual encounter, the woman Nina’s sleeping with calls her “sweet girl” (Nina’s mother’s pet name for her.)

Nothing is explicitly confirmed, but if it’s a trigger for you, you may wanna skip this one.

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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
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Drummerwitchakookoo
The director has confirmed that Nina doesn’t actually die, but the ending scene itself leaves it ambiguous—and Nina will certainly need treatment after injuring herself during an episode of psychosis, so her future in the ballet is unknown.
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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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Nachos
Not shown though.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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WaterloggedKazoo
Multiple instances of gore throughout the film. Often it can be attributed to Nina hallucinating in her paranoia, but other times it is most likely literal, such as Nina's self-harm. There is also a scene where Nina visits a fellow dancer in the hospital, and a graphic, stitched-up wound is shown clearly.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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