18A(18A) Substance Abuse


Drama. The lives and experiences of five people (Angel Gates, Eric Buurman, Joe Buffalo, Ken Harrower, Ms Rollergirl) living in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual violence - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent, detailed portrayals of illegal substance use; infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The lives of the disenfranchised
  • Urban alienation
  • Poverty and addiction

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for detailed portrayals of substance abuse and sexual violence

Classification date

January 16, 2018