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BOYS STATE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 109m 28s

Release date 14/08/2020

Ratings Info infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, references to bullying

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Amanda McBaine,Jesse Moss

Cast includes Jack White

Summary BOYS STATE is a documentary in which a thousand teenage boys from Texas attend a summer leadership programme intended to build a representative government from the ground up.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 04/08/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BOYS STATE is a documentary in which a thousand teenage boys from Texas attend a summer leadership programme intended to build a representative government from the ground up.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms ('dick', 'shit', 'pissed', 'ass', 'hell', 'damn', 'Christ').

Sex

One of the teenage boys refers to "dick-measuring" and makes references to measuring himself whilst delivering a speech, accompanied by suggestive behaviour.

Theme

The film contains references to online bullying, and these include scenes in which an online account displays derogatory material. Some of these references are claimed to be racially motivated. However, the work as a whole does not condone racism.

There are also brief references to rape, abortion, and school shootings.

Details

Title
BOYS STATE
Year
2020
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
07/08/2020
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 28s
Approved footage
9852+0
BBFC reference
AFF387616
Registration number
CFJ50346

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