14A(14A) Disturbing Content, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Documentary. An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of sexual slurs; infrequent use of scatological slang and cursing
  • Frequent, detailed references to sexual assault, often in a disrespectful context
  • Infrequent depictions of smoking and alcohol use in a documentary context - some detailed references

Thematic elements

  • Rape culture
  • Social media and crime
  • Gender and power

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent detailed references to sexual assault

Classification date

September 19, 2019