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18A(18A) Brutal Violence


Dir: Luca Guadagnino. Drama/Romance/Horror. Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis. In the 1980s, a young woman (Taylor Russell) travels across the United States existing on the margins of society.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive context; Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - much blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of cannibalism - blood and some detail; infrequent portrayals of wounds - blood and some gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual assault and sexual violence - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent breast, buttock, female frontal and female genital nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coming of age
  • Self-acceptance
  • Love and desire

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for brutal violence and sexual violence

Classification date

November 07, 2022

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