Embrace Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Embrace

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong nudity.

  • The pitch:

    What are you feeding yourself?

  • Starring:

    Taryn Brumfitt, Amanda De Cadenet, Ricki Lake, Nora Tschirner, Mia Freedman, Turia Pitt, Renee Airya, Jade Beall, Harnaam Kaur, B. Jeffrey Madoff, Melinda Tankard Reist, Professor Marika Tiggeman, Jane Langton, Dr Linda Bacon, Nigel Marsh, Matthew Brumfitt, Lea, Mia, Khrishna, Tenisha, Kirsty

  • Directed by:

    Taryn Brumfitt

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Description and some vision of popular game where players need to have sex with a prostitute then murder her to get your money back (gunshot heard; seeing her bleed and die mentioned). Women mention sexual abuse as a child, suicidal thoughts, self-hate, self-disgust, self-loathing. Burning trees. Story heard of athlete fighting for life after being trapped in a raging bushfire. Punishing body, end my life, you're going to die mentioned. Blood/gore: Severely scarred (burned) skin. Surgical incision in stomach, injections into face, bloodied face, image of brain tumour (acoustic neuroma). Mastectomy scars seen. Photo of youths in hospital beds/bandaged arm. Tummy tuck, breast surgery/augmentation, nipple lifting, cosmetic procedures, nose jobs, plastic surgery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Full female nudity, topless women, shirtless men, cleavage. Group of fully nude people (side/rear views). Photo collage of vaginas. Childbirth scene. Breast/body examination. Images of worryingly skinny women (protruding ribs/jawlines), girls dressed in a sexualised manner. Women in underwear, lingerie, swimwear. Sexually provocative dancing/grinding/song lyrics. Signs advertise showgirls clubs. Sexual abuse as a child, leaking nipples, unwanted sexual advances, teen pregnancy mentioned. References to sexual inactivity; slang for sex (bang her).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (woman holding cigarette - photo). Endorphins mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words (x2), s-word, a-word (printed). Abusive and degrading social media messages. Name-calling (fat, lazy, pig, b*tch). Self-loathing. Religious references (OMG). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Taryn Brumfitt, body diversity, self-hate, weight, body image, body-shaming, sacrifice, acceptance, anorexia, bulimia, breast cancer, disfigurement, fitness modelling, cosmetic procedures, before and after photos, viral posts, unattainable perfection, empowerment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Plane, airport settings. Birth scene. Dog, horse, rabbit (pic), cat (pic). Wet myself, pood myself, depression, anxiety, [models who] starve themselves, postpartum depression, polycystic ovaries, disease, divorce, death, redundancy, wife left you, breast cancer mentioned.

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