American Beauty Drama
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment on-screen (e.g. verbal, non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Incest
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen

Description

A grown man's sexual fixation on a teenager is central to the plot of this film. A middle aged man observes his teenage daughter's friend and has sexual fantasies about her. The same teenage girl implies that this kind of behaviour is a regular occurrence from older men. She implied that she was once sexually exploited by a photographer. Later, the same adult man who has fixated on her throughout the film makes sexual advances towards her, undressing her (with the intention of committing statutory rape), but stops when she discloses that she is a virgin. In other scenes, an adult films the household without their knowledge, the implication that this is a regular occurrence and is done with the intention of capturing intimate and private moments on film without consent. In one scene, an adult man forces a kiss onto another adult man. Worthy of note; virulent and at times violent homophobia is an ongoing theme.

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