Movies and television shows often have warnings and ratings with respect to drugs, language, sex, nudity, and violence. But there is no such resource for people who might want to avoid, or at least be prepared beforehand to deal with the possibility of being triggered by, movies that depict sexual violence. This is, as the kids say, bollocks.
Triggering can happen to people who've been through a traumatic experience, when they see a similar or related situation. Being triggered means having flashbacks to your own experience, sometimes to the point of reliving
it; that is, for a short and terrible period of time, actually going through it again. Not pleasant. It can ruin your day, I tell you what. And rape scenes can certainly upset people who haven't been raped. Anyone who thinks they might not want to watch that kind of scene can post here.
Due to the fact that the subject keeps coming up on the rape thread and elsewhere, I am creating this thread for people to 1) warn others about potentially triggering media and 2) ask for information on specific media (for example "this movie is in theaters right now; is it safe?") I also imagine we'll have a healthy helping of 3) needing to be comforted after being triggered. That's fine too. Do what you need to do.
I don't see any reason why people can't also ask about books, graphic novels, Youtube videos, or whatever other media they need to know about. Again, do what you need to do.
Bomanthebear linked to a site that has the same idea as us: http://www.moviesthattrigger.com
is a little old and stale, but it's a good place to start for recentish movies.
Please treat the people in this thread nicely! If you, dear reader, choose to be a douchebag; for example, come into this thread just to mock people for being oversensitive, I will...well, I can't really do anything about it, but I will ask SexyTalon to delete your post and commit various acts of mod-power abuse upon you.
Oh, and very important:
Everyone, please remember that Dear SB (where the rape thread is) is visible only to registered users. High Culture has no such restriction.
This may affect what you're willing to disclose on this thread. Use discretion accordingly. Edit:
If you do not feel comfortable posting queries on this thread yourself, several people have volunteered to post for you . Feel free to PM Teapot
, or myself.
Raise up the torch and light the way.