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MPAA Rated R for some sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • sex scene between Othello and Desdemona. Desdemona's breasts are seen twice during the scene, and she is shown as about to have an orgasm.
  • A couple have sex in carriage with breasts visible.
  • Iago and his wife make out in bed, and start removing clothes.
  • Othello imagines that Desdemona has had sex with Cassio and is made to believe that she is being unfaithful. You see them having sex with Desdemona's breasts visible 3 times, and she orgasms.

Violence & Gore

  • Othello slaps Desdemona across the face.
  • A person is smothered to death by a pillow.
  • We see a woman being stabbed.
  • Sword fight involved and stabbing.
  • Othello and Iago both make cuts across the palm of their hands as part of an oath that they swear.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Iago deliberately gets Cassio very drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Most of the final scene, in which Desdemona and Emilia are murdered, Iago is stabbed, and Othello commits suicide.

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