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Notes on a Scandal
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Contains strong sex, sex references and underage-sex theme

- The film's theme concerns a teacher having an affair with a student.

- A woman sees a teacher performing oral sex on an underage student. She is wearing her bra and some cleavage is shown. None of the student's nudity is shown.

- A teacher and student meet up and kiss. It is implied they have sex as we later see them doing up their trousers.

- A student and teacher have sex. He is shown thrusting on top of her and some moaning is heard. No clear sexual detail or nudity is shown.

- A teacher and student are shown undressed and it is implied that they had sex. No clear detail is shown, though it is strongly implied the boy is naked.

- We see a woman in a bathtub and we see her bare legs.

- A woman asks a woman is she wants to 'f*ck' her and 'role around on the floor like lovers'.

- A boy on the phone says that he has been dreaming of a woman's 'hot, sweet c*nt all morning'.

Contains infrequent mild violence

- Two boys fight and there is some punching. Not much is shown.

- A woman yells at a woman and slaps and insults her and uses aggressive language. She pushes the woman into a dresser and glass breaks, though both are seen to be physically unharmed in the next scene.

Contains strong language, once very strong

- Strong language, occasionally within an aggressive and/or sexual context.

- One use of very strong language that is used in a non-aggressive, though sexual, context.

Contains scenes of smoking and alcohol consumption

- Characters are shown to be smoking

- Alcohol is consumed

- One scene shows a woman disposing of what may be a spliff, though this is not clear nor are drugs referred to in any further scenes.

Contains intense scenes and emotional distress

- A scene where a woman slaps a teacher and insults her is quite intense with the background music.

- Two women fight and its also intense (see Violence & Gore for more detail).

Rated R for language and some aberrant sexual content

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