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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Disturbing Content


Dir: Ava Duvernay. Drama. Based on the book "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. An author (Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) works on a book about how caste systems divides people into a hierarchy.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Frequent references to racism, oppression, and genocide - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence most in a racist context, some involving children - no blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of a lynching and other disturbing material including slavery and genocide - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of corpses - some detail
  • Portrayal of a sexual assault - no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily substances - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Caste and hierarchy
  • Coping with loss
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated PG for disturbing content and violence

Classification date

December 15, 2023

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