The El Duce Tapes
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    140m

  • Genre(s)

    Music, Documentary

Film

The El Duce Tapes

references to sexual violence, strong sex references

THE EL DUCE TAPES is a US documentary which follows the life and career of controversial rocker El Duce, the lead singer of “rape-rock” band The Mentors.  

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    140m

  • Genre(s)

    Music, Documentary

There are frequent visual and verbal sex references, including to urolagnia, oral sex, anal sex, BDSM and masturbation. 
References to sexual violence occur when the documentary's subject, El Duce, and his band produce songs about 'rape'. He encourages a crowd to shout out if they like to 'rape women' and is met with cheers. One clip shows him appear on a chat show where he is antagonistic towards a victim of sexual violence. In another clip, 'El Duce' describes what a 'peaceful rape' is and refers to this involving drugging a woman. A topless woman dances on a video in front of a neon sign that reads 'sex slave'. Misogynistic song lyrics refer to women as 'inferior' and as 'sluts'. The documentary condemns sexual violence. 
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
There is sexualised breast and genital nudity, including images of naked women dancing on stage and a naked woman briefly shown in a pornographic film. Close up shots show an inebriated man's flaccid penis. A man describes his dad beating him as a child. There is strong language ('motherf**ker' and 'f**k') and homophobic language ('faggot' and 'queer'). There are verbal references to a man having suicidal thoughts and another man ending his life by taking an overdose. 

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
The El Duce TapesFilm140m 0sArrow Film Distributors Ltd27/11/2020
  • Classified date

    27/11/2020

  • Director(s)

    David Lawrence