Short Term 12 
Updated: May 16, 2023
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment e.g non-consensual grabbing, touching, cat-calling)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sex abuse
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen


The protagonist, who was sexually abused by her father, suspects that a teenage girl may also be a victim of abuse. About 56 minutes into the movie, the teenager tells her about the abuse through the story of an octopus and a shark. Later, because a counselor does not believe that the teenager is abused, he allows his father to pick her up. The protagonist then goes to her home and she discusses her own abuse with the teenager (about 80 minutes into the film): it encourages her to denounce her father.

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