The Handmaiden Crime Drama LGBT Mystery Romance Thriller
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
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen


A woman's uncle forces her to read erotic passages to a group of men. A history of childhood sexual abuse is implied, as she was trained to read pornographic material to men from childhood. Non-consensual touching/grabbing occurs on quite a few occasions. Non-sexual violence is used to create fear in a child. Rape and sexual assault are implied in a pornographic image and in a casual conversation between two characters. Attempted rape scene occurs near the end of the film.

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