Dogtooth

Movie • 2009 • Drama  

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Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
210 supporters
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jmaa
There is a scene where a dog is beaten as part of a training exercise.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there throat mutilation?
17 supporters
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Abuse
Yes
13
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EADreifuss
The father psychologically manipulates and at a couple points physically harms his children
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Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
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22
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spacemancharisma
Of both the children and the wife- sexual, physical, and psychological.
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1
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2
Yes
37
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jmaa
The concept of the movie.
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Is a child abused?
71 supporters
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40
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1
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spacemancharisma
Physically, psychologically, and sexually
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Addiction
2
jmaa
Some characters use anesthetics as entertainment.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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18
Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
72 supporters
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6
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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25
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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31
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11
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fraisierdesbois
A cat is killed onscreen
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Are animals abused?
117 supporters
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39
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0
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19
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33
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1
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deghiro
A tuxedo cat is murdered by the son with garden shears. The bloody body is shown. My wife fast forwarded the movie for me at that part. 40-43 minutes is the scene. She did say that it wasn't the worst she's seen, very bloody. The cat is a trope furthering the gaslighting the father is doing. "Cats are the enemy of man" or something like that.
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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5
Does a cat die?
105 supporters
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45
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deghiro
A tuxedo cat is murdered by the son with garden shears. My wife fast forwarded the movie for me at that part. 40-43 minutes is the scene. She did say that it wasn't the worst she's seen, very bloody.


The cat is a trope furthering the gaslighting the father is doing. "Cats are the enemy of man" or something like that.
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Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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11
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2
Does a dragon die?
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20
Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
68 supporters
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2
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5
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Smorgasbord
A woman takes advantage of mentally-stunted adults who, in a lot of ways, are like children. Their father endorses some of these behaviors as well, but there are no actual children preyed upon.
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Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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5
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1
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MaddyFurness
Rape happens on screen, as the adult children are mentally stunted and unaware of what's going on and what they're agreeing to do.
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Yes
37
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1
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spacemancharisma
The sister is forced to have sex with her brother, as mentioned, but one of the girls also is coerced/tricked into giving oral sex to a non-family member. (She does not understand what she’s doing.)
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5
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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24
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0
Does someone struggle to breathe?
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14
Is there cannibalism?
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17
Is someone crushed to death?
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9
Is someone burned alive?
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18
Is someone buried alive?
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17
Is there body horror?
30 supporters
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6
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5
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justdanniella
one character knocks her tooth out
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Is there amputation?
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1
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14
Does a head get squashed?
39 supporters
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18
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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9
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
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16
Yes
31
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ZachPridgen
Main character deliberately breaks own tooth with a blunt object in graphic fashion.
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Does someone break a bone?
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19
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4
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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16
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
48 supporters
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12
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1
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19
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jmaa
Not on an actual person. A doll has it's fingers and toes cut off.
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Is someone tortured?
58 supporters
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23
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1
Does someone fall down stairs?
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8
Does someone fall to their death?
8 supporters
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15
Is there eye mutilation?
63 supporters
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18
Yes
10
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2
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EADreifuss
Much of the film is bloodless, but specific moments have graphic blood
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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6
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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4
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11
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estonia76
Maybe? The ending is very ambiguous.
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2
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6
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DoritoPrincess1
The “children” in the movie are adults, which is why the parents decide to hire someone to sexually pleasure the son at the start. However, there is a very uncanny and disturbing quality to how childlike they act in spite of this.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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6
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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4
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3
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
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0
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9
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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8
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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15
Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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19
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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16
Yes
16
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6
1
They cut off a Barbie's feet and hands with a scissor
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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19
Is someone possessed?
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16
Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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18
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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17
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1
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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0
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9
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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17
Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
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3
Is there on-screen pooping?
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5
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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14
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2
Is there audio gore?
1 supporters
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0
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14
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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0
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8
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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0
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13
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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0
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7
Are there transphobic slurs?
31 supporters
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0
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7
Yes
0
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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0
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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0
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19
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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0
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17
Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
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0
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17
Is there a hospital scene?
10 supporters
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17
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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0
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18
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
1 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone self harm?
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43 supporters
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Yes
20
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0
0
MaddyFurness
The adult children are mentally stunted due to the way they were raised, and are sometimes violent towards each other
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
0
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5
Is there misophonia?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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0
No
13
Yes
0
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10
Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
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nickelrose1
It's kind of implied that someone sneaks into the trunk of a car.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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0
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14
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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0
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15
Yes
0
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15
Noxious
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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8
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
10
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1
Are there flashing lights or images?
27 supporters
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0
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14
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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0
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8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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7
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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15
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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0
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15
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EADreifuss
A character is said to be pregnant, nothing shown
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Does someone miscarry?
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15
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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15
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
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14
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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0
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17
Are there homophobic slurs?
31 supporters
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0
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14
Yes
0
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15
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
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0
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9
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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15
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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3
Does an LGBT person die?
25 supporters
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0
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16
Yes
0
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15
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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0
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14
Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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0
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3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
26 supporters
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0
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3
Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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Yes
29
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0
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
6
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2
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
11
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0
Is there bestiality?
50 supporters
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0
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6
0
DoritoPrincess1
At the very start.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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55 supporters
Yes
34
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0
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spacemancharisma
There is the other mentioned scene, but the two sisters also engage in obviously sexually charged acts because they don’t know better, not actually having sex but things that are clearly recognized as incestuous.
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Sexism
Yes
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6
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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0
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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0
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5
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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0
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7
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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16
Yes
23
No
1
3
jmaa
While ambiguous, it cannot be called happy.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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0
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16
Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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0
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6
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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16
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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15
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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0
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15
Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
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Yes
27
No
0
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
No
17
3
spacemancharisma
No, but someone pretends to for a lifeguarding lesson
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Is there gun violence?
12 supporters
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0
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16