Type of media Film
Approved Running time 90m 42s
Release date 09/05/2008
BBFCInsight Contains strong language, sex and moderate sexual assault
Director(s) Lucia Puenzo
Cast includes Ricardo Darin, Valerie Bertuccelli, German Palacious, Carolina Paleritta
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 29/04/2008
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XXY is an Argentinean drama about a 15 year old hermaphrodite Alex, who lives in a quiet fishing community, much to the confusion and fascination of the local villagers.
There is strong language (‘f**k’) and lesser terms (eg 'jerk', 'prick' and 'shit').
Two characters have confused but consensual sex involving a reversal of gender roles as the hermaphrodite character has anal sex with a boy. Nudity is reserved to breasts and buttocks only, with a very brief glimpse of pubic hair. There is also a scene showing a character masturbate. The scene is filmed from behind, revealing buttock nudity only and quickly cutting to a close up of his face as he climaxes.
A brief scene of sexual assault features a character being attacked by a group of local male teenagers.
- Peccadillo Pictures
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