Freak Show
  • Director(s)

    Trudie Styler

  • Production Year

    2017

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    91m

  • Cast

    AnnaSophia Robb, Abigail Breslin, Alex Lawther, Bette Midler, Willa Fitzgerald, Laverne Cox

Film

Freak Show

moderate violence, discrimination theme, sex references, strong language

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  • Director(s)

    Trudie Styler

  • Production Year

    2017

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    91m

  • Cast

    AnnaSophia Robb, Abigail Breslin, Alex Lawther, Bette Midler, Willa Fitzgerald, Laverne Cox

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.

Theme

The main character is verbally and physically abused by his classmates, who use homophobic slurs (e.g. 'faggot', 'queer', 'homo', 'fudge-packer') and hurl projectiles 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 anal sex.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder terms like 'prick', 'bitch', 'dick', 'asshole', 'crap' and 'pissed'.

There is also an isolated reference to self-harm when a girl is described as 'a cutter for Christ'. An older character is depicted as being an alcoholic, and there is a reference to abortion.

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Freak ShowCinema91m 0sMiracle Communications Ltd11/05/2018
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Freak ShowPhysical media + VOD/Streaming91m 0sNetwork02/01/2019
Freak ShowVOD/Streaming87m 0sMiracle Communications Ltd18/06/2018
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Freak ShowCinema2m 0sMiracle Communications Ltd11/05/2018
  • Classified date

    02/01/2019

  • BBFC reference

    AVF362903

  • Language

    English