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14A(14A) Coarse Language


Dir: Cord Jefferson. Comedy. Based on the novel 'Erasure' by Percival Everett. Frustrated by the entertainment industry's reliance on racist tropes, an author (Jeffrey Wright) writes an outlandishly fake book under a pen name that inadvertently becomes far more successful than his real work.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatalogical slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun violence in a dream context - blood and some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Identity and belonging
  • Exploitation and stereotypes
  • Perspectives on truth and authenticity

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance use

Classification date

October 30, 2023

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