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14A(14A) Mature Subject Matter


Drama. Three girls (Kelly Washington, Alpa Banker, Jessica Obilom) are sold into sexual slavery and trafficked to a brothel in Texas.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context, some in an aggressive context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence in sex trafficking and domestic violence contexts - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual assault – no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - no nudity or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use in a coercion context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with trauma
  • Exploitation and sexual slavery
  • Survival

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for mature subject matter, sexual violence, and coarse language

Classification date

October 24, 2019