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18A(18A) Sexual Content, Nudity


Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos. Comedy. Based on the book 'Poor Things: Episodes From The Early Life Of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish Public Health Officer' by Alasdair Gray. After being brought back to life by a scientist (Willem Dafoe), a young woman (Emma Stone) runs away hungry to learn and experience all that she can.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, many in a sexual context; frequent use of sexual slurs; infrequent use of scataological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and developmental slurs
  • Frequent use of sexual language and references - detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of corpses, some in an autopsy context - much gory detail; infrequent portrayals of surgery and autopsies - blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of suicide - little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast and buttock nudity, detail
  • Frequent breast, buttock, male genital nudity, and female and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of substance use in a sedation context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Discovery and adventure
  • Pleasure and freewill
  • Toxic masculinity

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual content and nudity

Classification date

November 30, 2023

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