Madame
  • Directors(s)

    Stéphane Riethauser

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    93m

  • Cast

    n/a

Film

Madame

very strong language, strong sex references

MADAME is a French documentary in which filmmaker Stéphane Riethauser engages in conversation with his grandmother, discussing gender, sexuality and changing social attitudes.

  • Directors(s)

    Stéphane Riethauser

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    93m

  • Cast

    n/a

language

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), use of strong language ('motherf**ker' and 'f**k'), as well as other milder terms ('pussy', 'bitch', 'whore', 'cock', 'screwed', 'slut', 'bastard', 'shit', 'balls', 'ass', 'bloody', 'dick' and 'God'). There is also use of middle finger gestures.

sex

There are strong references to sex, including crude sexualised depictions of erect penises. In some sequences, the filmmaker illustrates the toxic masculinity of his youthful alter-ego, listing harmful and offensive terms for women (e.g. 'cockteasers' and 'cum dumpsters', among others). Such attitudes are clearly not condoned, however.


There is a theme of discrimination running through the documentary as a whole, which includes use of discriminatory and homophobic language (e.g. 'faggot', 'fag', 'dyke', 'fairy', 'sissy' and 'pansy'). The filmmaker paints a picture of how rigid societal ideals at the time caused him to hide and repress his true identity, resulting in years of internalised homophobia. However, the documentary also tells of how the filmmaker and his family have come to terms and accepted who he is. There are undetailed references to sexual violence.
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MadameVOD/Streaming93m 0sMiracle Media27/09/2021
  • Classified date

    27/09/2021

  • Language

    French