Blue Velvet

Movie • 1986 • Crime  

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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
This movie contains 37 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there aphobia?
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Abandonment
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mrflatwoods
No, but a child is kidnapped and kept away from his parents. It is implied that because he is so young and has been away for so long, he no longer recognizes his mother. One could make a case for a child *feeling* abandoned, and that he is neglected by his captors, but no straightforward child abandonment takes place.
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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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mrflatwoods
A man follows a woman with the obsessive intent of solving a mystery. He steals a key and sneaks into her apartment. The woman's abuser later follows his car and intimidates him.
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mrflatwoods
Many graphic depictions of intimate partner abuse take place on screen, including verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.
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madshealey
A woman is shown being brutalized multiple times, but the film makes it clear that these actions are reprehensible.
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mrflatwoods
Specifically, a woman who is being sexually abused pressures a man into sexual acts at knifepoint. The man later hits her after being provoked during sex. He is shown to be traumatized by what has happened.
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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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mrflatwoods
A child is mentioned to have been kidnapped. The child is eventually reunited with his mother.
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Addiction
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alansmithee
The villain regularly abuses amylnitrate.
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Is there addiction?
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mrflatwoods
A character is addicted to amylnitrate, which he huffs through a mask.
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mrflatwoods
The film's villain is a raging alcoholic and is frequently shown drinking. Another character gets drunk at a bar, but is not shown to be habitually drinking.
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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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mrflatwoods
An insect is eaten by a bird.
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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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mrflatwoods
A character in the background dances with a dead snake. The animal is never shown close up or in focus.
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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mrflatwoods
An extreme closeup of insects eating a decomposing human ear in the first few minutes of the film. At the end, an insect is eaten by a bird.
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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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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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mia_maria
A man is shown tied to a chair, he is dead the entire time he is on screen.
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mrflatwoods
A woman is repeatedly sexually abused, and a man is pressured into sexual acts.
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mia_maria
Yes, there is a long and graphic scene in which a man who is holding a woman's family hostage demands sexual acts/incestuous roleplay from her. It is heavily implied this is a recurring situation.
The scene begins the first time someone is seen hiding in another person's closet.
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Bodily Harm
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SaladInMyPants
There is a severed ear
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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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mia_maria
A severed ear is the catalyst of the story, but the actual removal is not shown on screen.
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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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mrflatwoods
A woman's tooth gets chipped, but it is not graphic or bloody.
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mrflatwoods
A character blacks out after being beaten.
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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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Paci
There's many uncanny scenes that might count as torture, including verbal, physical and psycological threats, but also includes some very graphic examples of torture throught.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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sikamikanico
no, but someone does fall from a window (only the aftermath is shown)
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mrflatwoods
A character has a black eye, but nothing graphic.
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Is someone stabbed?
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mrflatwoods
No, but a character is threatened with a knife held to their throat, though he survives the ordeal.
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mrflatwoods
A decomposing severed ear is shown in detail. A character is beaten and later shown with bruises and wounds, but nothing extreme. A person is shown dead with their ear cut off and a bullet wound in their forehead in the same scene where another character has a bloody head wound toward the end of the film. A character is shot in the head and chunks are shown flying.
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Children
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Isabella Rossellini’s child is being held by Frank and his gang.
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Does a kid die?
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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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mrflatwoods
Yes, but not a character you will feel attached to.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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mrflatwoods
The aftermath of a murder is depicted via flashback. A previously unseen character is found dead while another is found near death and is later killed. A person is killed onscreen via gunshot.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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evebmartin
A character’s husband and son are held hostage.
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Does a parent die?
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mrflatwoods
Yes, but we are not introduced to this character before their death, and it does not happen in the presence of a child.
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Does someone cheat?
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mrflatwoods
A woman cheats on her boyfriend, but the relationship is not depicted as serious. A man has a sexual relationship with another woman while in a sort of unofficial relationship.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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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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JuneGloom
No onscreen, but a song lyric about a "candy-colored clown" is referenced at one point
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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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mrflatwoods
A rather creepy mannequin is shown in the background when a character starts lip syncing to a song.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Smorgasbord
Movie's safe! There's a scene early on where a girl mentions faking sick and another later scene where a man screams that warm beer makes him "puke." Also, the tiniest bit of blood trickles out of a man's mouth toward the end.
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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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sikamikanico
character spits in the villains 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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mrflatwoods
A character is a cop but most of the hard work solving the film's mystery is done by a college kid. There is a subplot involving police corruption.
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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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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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mrflatwoods
A character is taken to a mental hospital on a stretcher after having a breakdown. They are later shown to be released and doing very well.
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mrflatwoods
Briefly in the beginning, a character is shown in a very realistic but non graphic hospital setting. Another character is shown being taken away on a stretcher by medical professionals.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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mrflatwoods
A man has flashbacks and nightmares about the violence he has witnessed and experienced. A woman suffers from severe mental illness as a result of the trauma of sexual abuse and her family's kidnapping.
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Does someone self harm?
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mrflatwoods
The main antagonist is mentally unwell and extremely violent.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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mrflatwoods
No, but a character is mentioned as "wanting to die"
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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 body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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The scenes include hiding in a closet and a very crowded car.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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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mrflatwoods
Just about every line Dennis Hopper says.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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mrflatwoods
A man hides in a closet and witnesses everything from a woman undressing to sexual abuse being committed. He does this with the intent of solving a mystery rather than any sexual thrill.
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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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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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JuneGloom
The main villain is bisexual and is killed at the end of the movie
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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mrflatwoods
Depends on how you feel about a college aged person entering a relationship with someone who is in high school but ostensibly 18 (and old enough to drink in the film's 1980's setting). Most notably, an older man is abusive to a younger woman.
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Sex
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alansmithee
The film is very sexually explicit.
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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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Are there incestuous relationships?
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TotallyZonked
No, but a kinda incestuous kink is present with the villain
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Sexism
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Sickness
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mrflatwoods
A character is hospitalized for a medical incident, implied to be a stroke or seizure. The incident is in the very beginning of the film, but it is not graphic. They are later shown to be doing well.
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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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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Does it have a sad ending?
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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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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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