King Lear (2018 TV Movie)
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Sex & Nudity
- A man kisses another abruptly.
- Mild Shakespearean sexual innuendo from one character.
- A man wishes that his daughter's fertility 'dries up' as such so that she cannot produce any children after being angered by her.
- A man bends down to his daughter and places his head against her crotch area.
- A man kisses his daughter suddenly. She backs away abruptly in distaste.
- A man and married woman kiss.
- A man and married woman are about to kiss but are interrupted.
Violence & Gore
- Animals carcasses are briefly shown.
- Men beat a man thrown to the ground whilst others laugh (not graphic at all and hardly shown).
- A man grabs another abruptly with much force.
- A man grabs his daughter's waist in an angry outburst.
- A man imitates stabbing his daughter with his hand.
- A man cuts his own arm with a knife - blood is shown.
- A man launches at another man.
- A man holds out a triggered gun to another's head.
- A man upon bending it, almost smacks his daughter with a horseshoe in a fit of rage.
- A man suddenly comes out from a tent - he is covered in what looks like blood (but this is not too visible because of the storm).
- A woman ferociously grabs a man's beard and plucks hair from it, whilst the man is in pain.
- A man's eyes are gouged out - this is by far the most violent of scenes. It is graphic, gory and drawn-out.
- We see this man later with no eyes and bloody remnants.
- A man and woman get into a brief brawl.
- Violent brawls between characters occur towards the end - blood is shown and results in the death of characters.
- Some dialogue throughout the play mentions violent acts (particularly Lear's).
- Frequent uses of 'bastard' (mostly as a literal/factual term rather than a derogatory one).
- Use of the term 'whoreson'
- Plenty of Shakespearean derogatory terms (mild in nature).
- Use of 'ass'.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Brief alcohol consumption.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Lear's angry outbursts throughout the play are intense.
- There is a somewhat intense chase sequence.
- The sudden appearance of a madman apparently somewhat drenched in blood (or mud?) is unsettling.
- The eye gouging scene is intense, graphic, gory and horrendous in nature.
- Violent brawls at the end are intense and the deaths as a result of these are saddening.
- Certain visions of the man having had his eyes gouged out are unsettling.