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FREAK SHOW (2017)

FREAK SHOW (2017)
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

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  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Trudie Styler

  • Cast: Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, Celia Weston, Willa Fitzgerald, Laverne Cox, Larry Pine, Bette Midler, John McEnroe

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, discrimination theme, sex references, strong language

  • Synopsis: FREAK SHOW is a US comedy drama in which an eccentric teenager struggles to find acceptance at his conservative high school.

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FREAK SHOW is a US comedy drama in which an eccentric teenager struggles to find acceptance at his conservative high school.

Violence

A teenage boy is attacked by a gang of bullies, leaving him unconscious with streaks of blood on his face. In a later scene, two teens get into a brief fistfight.

Discrimination

The main character is verbally and physically abused by his classmates, who use homophobic slurs and throw stuff at him in the school hallway. However, the film carries a resolutely anti-discrimination message.

Sex

There is a scene in which it is implied a teenage boy has an erection in gym class, which causes him embarrassment. There are also references to sex.

Language

There is infrequent strong language alongside milder terms.

There is also an isolated reference to self-harm, and references to alcohol abuse and termination.

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