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There are many instances of implied sex, and many sex scenes, though none of them graphic, including:

A man and woman are shown to be having sex. Movement is seen, and the woman's face is shown. No nudity. A man is implied to be performing oral sex on a woman. Her face is shown. Two men kiss passionately whilst shirtless. One man pushes the other down and undoes his pants before the scene cuts away Three people (two men one woman) are shown to be kissing each other passionately. Later it is implied that they had sex

Men are seen shirtless and in only underwear and women are shown in bras.

A man punches another man in the face. They try to fight, but are pulled apart. One of the men is later shown with a black eye.

many mild to moderate uses of language. "shit" is used on several occasions, most commonly by a woman calling her (adult) grandson a "little shit".

One character is a drug addict and is shown (in a fair amount of detail) to be snorting cocaine on several occasions. [SPOILER] He overdoses and is taken to hospital

Characters drink and smoke frequently and socially, and are often shown as drunk. Characters take drugs at a party and the effects are shown Two characters smoke marijuana and are shown to be "high" Drugs and the effects of drugs are discussed frequently.

Bulimic woman is shown purging. A character's (attempted) suicide is shown. He locks himself in a car garage and turns on the engine. His mother is shown finding him. These scenes are very upsetting. A character overdoses on drugs and his father finds him. He is taken to hospital (it is shown that he lives)


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