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THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

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THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 96m 10s

BBFCInsight strong language, sex references, racist and discriminatory language

Genre(s) Documentary, Music

Director(s) Penelope Spheeris

Cast includes Alice Bag, Claude Bessey, Don Bolles, Dinah Cancer, Exene Cervenka, Philo Cramer, Darby Crash, John Doe, Lorna Doom, Frank Gargani, Bill Gazzarri

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/06/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION is a music documentary about the LA punk scene in the early 1980s.

Language

Frequent use of strong language ('f**k').

Sex

There are strong verbal references to oral sex and to a man's violent sexual fantasy.

Discrimination

There is a single use of the word 'nigger' when a man is being interviewed.

During a performance a singer begins to call the crowd 'faggots' in order to provoke them into rioting; the man also asks whether any 'queers' are at his show.

There are verbal references to marijuana and speed.

Details

Title
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Second Sight Films
Classified date(s)
15/06/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
96m 10s
BBFC reference
AVV327585
Remarks
Full Frame

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVLISATION

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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