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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language


Documentary. Experts, academics, and media personalities discuss the prominence of people who behave like an asshole in contemporary culture.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; pervasive use of vulgar expressions; infrequent use of scatological slang and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals and depictions of hand-to-hand and weapons violence in film clip and sports contexts - no blood or detail; infrequent references to sexual harassment and assault, child abuse, bullying, and suicide – little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Power and control
  • Abusive patterns of behaviour
  • Entitlement

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language in a documentary context

Classification date

October 29, 2019