How To Build A Girl
  • Directors(s)

    Coky Giedroyc

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    104m

  • Cast

    Paddy Considine, Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Sarah Solemani, Emma Thompson

Film

How To Build A Girl

strong sex, sex references, language, self-harm references, harassment

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family in Wolverhampton.

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  • Directors(s)

    Coky Giedroyc

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    104m

  • Cast

    Paddy Considine, Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Sarah Solemani, Emma Thompson

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL is a British coming of age drama in which a teenager gets a job as a music critic.

Sex

There are scenes of strong sex including thrusting and buttock nudity. Strong references are made to sex, different positions, ejaculation, and penis size.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and milder terms including 'whore', 'twat', 'wanker', 'cock' and 'bitch'. The homophobic term 'lezzer' is used by school bullies.

Self-harm

A teenage girl cuts her arm and is hospitalised. She soon realises the error of her ways, and writes an article condemning self-harm.

Sexual violence

A man attempts to blackmail one of his employees, suggestively implying a girl should sit on his lap in order to get an important piece of work. She does so, but intentionally hurts him so he agrees to give her the work without getting sexual favours in return.

There are undetailed references to suicide, drug references, and scenes of underage drinking.

  • Classified date

    15/06/2020

  • BBFC reference

    AVV385046

  • Language

    English