The Staircase (TV Mini Series 2022) Poster

(2022)

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Sex & Nudity

  • The interior of a sex shop is shown several times throughout, with clear visibility of what is for sale. (Videos, toys, etc)
  • A man enters a booth in the back of a sex shop and begins masturbating while watching a pornographic film on a small TV screen. (The screen is visible throughout the scene and the images are explicit.) He is soon joined by a second man and they engage in sexual activity together.
  • Several images of penises are shown throughout, both erect and flaccid. There is one graphic image of a man giving another man oral.
  • Bare breasts are shown during an autopsy scene.
  • Female bare breasts are explicitly displayed while a woman is bathing.
  • Female bare breasts, buttocks and shaved genitalia are graphically seen during a porn video.

Violence & Gore

  • Includes a very graphic death scene of a woman falling on the stairs and hitting her head resulting in her bleeding profusely.

Profanity

  • 17 uses of "Christ," and 16 of "Jesus." Many instances of the 'f' word, and most other common swear words.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several characters are depicted drinking various types of alcohol throughout
  • Two characters are seen snorting cocaine in a public bathroom.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A character is shown diving head first into a swimming pool and remaining at the bottom. No injury is visible, but the nature of the scene is upsetting/disturbing.
  • The sequence in which Kathleen falls is incredibly gruesome and upsetting, and even those words are an understatement.

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Sex & Nudity

  • After having sex with a man in the back of a sex shop, Micheal returns home and gives Kathleen analingus. Very graphic.

Violence & Gore

  • During a heated argument, a man pushes a woman down some stairs and then attacks her violently. There is much blood. The scene is graphic and intense. The woman is shown dying. It lasts about 3 minutes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A dead body is shown several times, both at the scene of death and at the morgue. This could be disturbing for some.

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