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Pipeline:

Show guidelines

The script deals with the school to prison pipeline, a “national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems,” according to the ACLU.

Language:

  • The words “fuck,” “shit,” “asshole,” “bullshit,” “goddamn,” “ass,” “bastard,” “hell,” “damn,” “bitch,” “whore,” “sex,” “granny panties,” “pussy,” and “nigga” are used in the script
  • The phrase “grab it by the balls” is scripted

 

Sexual Innuendo:

  • Phrases: “seeking intimacy,” “Laying that pimp game,” “Having sex”
  • Reference to pimping

 

Drugs & Alcohol:

  • Mention of cigarettes, weed, cocaine, crystal meth, Ritalin, wine, gin

 

Violence:

  • Threats of cutting a woman’s face, a character getting socked in the eye, choking a man out
  • Phrases: “Three licks to his backside,” “Bust their heads wide open,” “drop grenades”
  • A character mentions slitting their wrists
  • Reference to student attacking teacher, teacher hitting student with broom, student banging another student’s head on the floor, pounding face into ground
  • Mentions of killing, dying, and gang violence
  • Men in handcuffs are scripted

 

Mature Content:

  • The script references teen pregnancy, child support, and single mothers
  • Mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are mentioned
  • Phrases: “Jackin’ cars,” “False God”