• Director(s)

    DR KAMRAN QURESHI

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Emma Von Schreiber, Matthew Wright-Kenny, Josh simpson

Film

Only Love Matters

discrimination, domestic abuse, infrequent sexual threat

ONLY LOVE MATTERS is a British drama film in which a woman who is estranged from her intersex adoptive mother is given a book about an intersex person’s journey towards self-acceptance.

ONLY LOVE MATTERS is a British drama film in which a woman who is estranged from her intersex adoptive mother is given a book about an intersex person’s journey towards self-acceptance.

violence
A man threatens his child with violence and breaks her toy during a scene of discriminatory abuse; we are also told that he beats her, but the physical violence is kept off screen. In another scene a man falsely accuses a teenage servant of theft and twists her arm behind her back; meanwhile, a woman slaps her young daughter for trying to defend the servant.
discrimination
The film depicts discrimination against intersex people. For example, during scenes set in 1970s India, a man insists that his intersex child be raised as a boy - against her wishes - on the basis that he already has one daughter, and threatens the child with violence for not conforming to traditionally masculine behaviour. There are also references to intersex infants being subjected to surgery to ‘correct’ their genitals, and being arbitrarily assigned a gender based on the ease of the procedure. In another scene a doctor draws a distinction between transgender and intersex identities by claiming that being transgender is a ‘choice’. However, the work as a whole clearly condemns discrimination and encourages the acceptance and celebration of intersex identities.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A man touches his colleague's behind without her permission, and later pins her against a wall and gropes her while she tearfully protests; however, the incident is interrupted by other people who immediately come to the victim’s defense.
A short sequence shows a woman attempting suicide; however, the visual detail is mild, and the attempt is forestalled by the intervention of another person. There is mild and very mild bad language, including the terms ‘shit’, ‘balls’, ‘BS’, ‘freaking’, ‘git’, ‘Jesus’, ‘God’, ‘hell’ and ‘damn’. Other issues include mild upsetting scenes involving illness and bereavement, and infrequent mild sex references.
  • Director(s)

    DR KAMRAN QURESHI

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Emma Von Schreiber, Matthew Wright-Kenny, Josh simpson

One or more of the releases in this collection was cut.

discrimination, domestic abuse, infrequent sexual threat
Classified Date:
17/10/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
KQ Movies Ltd
violence
A man threatens his child with violence and breaks her toy during a scene of discriminatory abuse; we are also told that he beats her, but the physical violence is kept off screen. In another scene a man falsely accuses a teenage servant of theft and twists her arm behind her back; meanwhile, a woman slaps her young daughter for trying to defend the servant.
language
There is mild and very mild bad language, including the terms ‘shit’, ‘balls’, ‘BS’, ‘freaking’, ‘git’, ‘Jesus’, ‘God’, ‘hell’ and ‘damn’.
sex
There are infrequent mild sex references.
discrimination
The film depicts discrimination against intersex people. For example, during scenes set in 1970s India, a man insists that his intersex child be raised as a boy - against her wishes - on the basis that he already has one daughter, and threatens the child with violence for not conforming to traditionally masculine behaviour. There are also references to intersex infants being subjected to surgery to ‘correct’ their genitals, and being arbitrarily assigned a gender based on the ease of the procedure. In another scene a doctor draws a distinction between transgender and intersex identities by claiming that being transgender is a ‘choice’. However, the work as a whole clearly condemns discrimination and encourages the acceptance and celebration of intersex identities.
suicide and self-harm
A short sequence shows a woman attempting suicide; however, the visual detail is mild, and the attempt is forestalled by the intervention of another person.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A man touches his colleague's behind without her permission, and later pins her against a wall and gropes her while she tearfully protests; however, the incident is interrupted by other people who immediately come to the victim’s defense.
theme
There are mildlty upsetting scenes involving cancer and bereavement.
A short sequence shows a woman attempting suicide; however, the visual detail is mild, and the attempt is forestalled by the intervention of another person. There is mild and very mild bad language, including the terms ‘shit’, ‘balls’, ‘BS’, ‘freaking’, ‘git’, ‘Jesus’, ‘God’, ‘hell’ and ‘damn’. Other issues include mild upsetting scenes involving illness and bereavement, and infrequent mild sex references.
discrimination, domestic abuse, infrequent sexual threat
Classified Date:
26/10/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
KQ Movies Ltd
violence
A man threatens his child with violence and breaks her toy during a scene of discriminatory abuse; we are also told that he beats her, but the physical violence is kept off screen. In another scene a man falsely accuses a teenage servant of theft and twists her arm behind her back; meanwhile, a woman slaps her young daughter for trying to defend the servant.
discrimination
The film depicts discrimination against intersex people. For example, during scenes set in 1970s India, a man insists that his intersex child be raised as a boy - against her wishes - on the basis that he already has one daughter, and threatens the child with violence for not conforming to traditionally masculine behaviour. There are also references to intersex infants being subjected to surgery to ‘correct’ their genitals, and being arbitrarily assigned a gender based on the ease of the procedure. In another scene a doctor draws a distinction between transgender and intersex identities by claiming that being transgender is a ‘choice’. However, the work as a whole clearly condemns discrimination and encourages the acceptance and celebration of intersex identities.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A man touches his colleague's behind without her permission, and later pins her against a wall and gropes her while she tearfully protests; however, the incident is interrupted by other people who immediately come to the victim’s defense.
A short sequence shows a woman attempting suicide; however, the visual detail is mild, and the attempt is forestalled by the intervention of another person. There is mild and very mild bad language, including the terms ‘shit’, ‘balls’, ‘BS’, ‘freaking’, ‘git’, ‘Jesus’, ‘God’, ‘hell’ and ‘damn’. Other issues include mild upsetting scenes involving illness and bereavement, and infrequent mild sex references.
Classified Date:
20/09/2023
Use:
VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
KQ Movies Ltd
Cuts:
The distributor chose to make cuts to sexual assault and suicide in order to achieve their preferred category of PG. Cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.
  • Classified date

    26/10/2023

  • Language

    English