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Viewers urge Netflix to add a trigger warning at the start of horrifying new film

Rachel Lang

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Viewers urge Netflix to add a trigger warning at the start of horrifying new film

Viewers who have seen Netflix's new blockbuster movie are calling for a trigger warning to be placed at the start.


Some of those who have seen Luckiest Girl Alive on the streaming service say they deserve to have a heads up that the film will contain extremely graphic content.

The movie is based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Jessica Knoll and follows glamorous Ani (Mila Kunis) and her seemingly perfect life.

But not is all as it seems, as the truth about her horrifying and mentally-scarring teen years starts to bubble to the surface.

If you haven't seen it yet: here's your spoiler alert and trigger warning.

Audiences learn Ani survived a horrific school shooting and was gang raped at just 14 years old.

The film documents the backlash and cruel bullying she suffered after her assault as her peers and the adults around her don't believe what happened to her.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

As her past comes back to haunt her, she is on the cusp of having everything she has ever wanted.

But with old ghosts coming out of the woodwork, it leads her to examine her own life and if everything is truly as it seems on the surface.

The film includes some very realistic and graphic scenes of rape and violence, which has led to many viewers taking to social media to ask Netflix for a trigger warning.

One user said: "I did not realise what Luckiest Girl Alive was about before watching it. That movie needs a major trigger warning. Several actually."

A second added: "Hey gang, quick heads up about Luckiest Girl Alive on Netflix: the description says it's about a school shooting, but the story is also very much about rape and PTSD. It's done very realistically and graphically."

A third chipped in with: "Be careful watching Luckiest Girl Alive. It’s very triggering and may have shown too much of the rape scenes but has an amazing performance by everyone involved."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Netflix briefly mentions that Luckiest Girl Alive features 'sexual violence' and 'threat' at the top of the screen when the film starts rolling, but users think this is not enough.

Some argue the trigger warning at the start of the film should be made clearer to say it the film features 'intense scenes of sexual assault'.

Some have taken to social media to praise the film and Kunis for pulling off a brilliant performance while dealing with a very tough subject matter.

One user said: "I just watched The Luckiest Girl Alive and it was the most raw film I have ever seen tackling rape, PTSD and victim blaming. I felt uncomfortable in some part of the film and rightly so because we should feel uncomfortable blaming victims for what happened."

A second added: "Luckiest Girl Alive on Netflix shows a glimpse of what rape victims go through with all the victim blaming, slut shaming, the intense trauma afterwards and how pressured the society is to them to just snap out of it and move past it. Good watch."

Luckiest Girl Alive is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film

Rachel Lang
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