IMDb > The Neon Demon (2016) > Parents Guide
The Neon Demon
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
The Neon Demon (2016) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more

Necrophilia and sexual assault. No consensual sex. Certain scenes have a lot of nudity, while others that presumably depict nude girls hide it.

A photo shoot with a presumably nude model, but no nudity shown. The model is only 16.

One woman comes on to another and forces herself on the other, groping her and presumably touching her genitals. She's eventually pushed off. No nudity shown.

A woman removes the sheet covering a naked dead woman. Full frontal nudity is shown extensively. She kisses and gropes the body while masturbating.

A woman walks around topless with just stickies over her nipples.

A woman is shown lying naked on the floor with legs spread, camera angle straight between her legs. Darkness hides genitals but pubic hair is clear as the camera pans up and over her.

Two woman shower together (not sexual).

In one of the stronger scenes, a woman seen to stab and slash herself in the torso with a pair of scissors, which leads to rather bloody results.

In the aftermath of this scene, there is also a vague hint at cannibalism but no significant details are shown, other than a woman swallowing an eyeball.

Another strong scene features a man entering a woman's room and waking her by touching her with a knife. He then forcefully pushes the knife into her mouth. There is a phallic undertone to this scene, as the knife gives the implication of oral sex.


There are several other scenes of violence in the film, most of which are implied or contain little bloodletting.

One scene suggests that a woman or girl is being attacked in a motel room, although only sounds are heard from the adjoining room and nothing is shown; and another scene depicts a woman forcing herself onto another woman [see Sex & Nudity for more details]

There is also a brief instance in the film where a woman pushes another woman into an empty pool and the bloody aftermath is shown.


There is a sequence in which a character's throat appears to have been cut, although this is subsequently revealed to be a make-up effect for a photo shoot; as well as two women showering together to clean off blood on their bodies [see Sex & Nudity for more details].

Contains occasional use of strong coarse language (e.g. "fuck" etc).

Characters drink alcohol at parties and there is implied drug use.

'The Neon Demon' is a film about a young aspiring model whose youth and beauty provokes jealousy and fascination from those around her. She gradually comes of age and loses her innocence as she navigates the superficial and complicated world of modeling and fashion.

Official MPAA Rating: Rated R for disturbing violent content, bloody images, graphic nudity, a scene of aberrant sexuality, and language

Rated R for disturbing violent content, bloody images, graphic nudity, a scene of aberrant sexuality, and language

Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis User reviews
Plot keywords FAQ Ratings
Awards External reviews Official site
Main details