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XXY artwork

XXY

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

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

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.

Language

There is strong language (‘f**k’) and lesser terms (eg 'jerk', 'prick' and 'shit').

Sex

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.

Violence

A brief scene of sexual assault features a character being attacked by a group of local male teenagers.

Details

Title
XXY
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Peccadillo Pictures
Classified date(s)
18/03/2008
Main language
Spanish
Submitted run time
90m 42s
Approved footage
8163+2
BBFC reference
AFF247727
Registration number
CFJ16804
Remarks
Subtitled

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