Part 3 – Content warnings (mild spoilers)

Start from our first warning if you haven’t already been there.

CONTENT WARNINGS (may “spoil”):

the film contains:

  • blends of accurate info and blatant misrepresentation of Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • in other words, all kinds of stereotypes blended with facts from our own communities
    •  e.g. fact: frequent struggle to be believed that one is several people. fiction: that controversy leading to grotesque violence
  • representations of DID patients engaging in immoral and violent acts
  • graphic and shock-factor violence
  • depictions of child trauma survivors
  • depictions of being trapped, fleeing, doomed
  • several assaults
  • knife and gun violence
  • repeated harm towards young women and girls
  • child sexual abuse  (perpetrated by a non-DID perpetrator)
  • portrayal of that system (ie collection of people living in one body) covering up what they are doing to their therapist
  • credibility challenges and endangerment of therapist for working with DID patients
  • appropriation of narratives around survivors being stronger because of trauma
  • arguably sexist script
  • script sets up for transphobic reactions from audience when transfeminine character appears – the only audible “ew” we heard in a movie filled with all kinds of shock and violence.
  • the director explicitly said the film was inspired by The Silence of the Lambs
  • audiences and critics may say all kinds of uncomfortable remarks about these different experiences

Okay enough, go back home or exit the page


plot description and extreme content warning. includes spoilers.

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