Netflix viewers urge platform to add a trigger warning to dark new movie

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By Carina Murphy

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Viewers are slamming Netflix for failing to put a trigger warning on its harrowing new movie.

After watching the psychological thriller Luckiest Girl Alive, many have taken to social media to warn fellow viewers that the movie contains triggering scenes.

Based on the 2015 novel by Jessica Knoll, the movie stars Mila Kunis as a woman struggling with trauma after she is involved in a terrifying school shooting and brutally sexually assaulted.

Watch the trailer here:

The R-Rated movie does include a brief warning notifying viewers that it contains "sexual violence" and "threat". However, many of those who have seen the movie since it dropped last Friday (October 7) feel that these warnings are insufficient.

Viewers took to Twitter to slam the streaming giant for its lack of trigger warnings, claiming the platform "dropped the ball".

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Mila Kunis in Luckiest Girl Alive (2022). Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

"Good job, @netflix on the trigger warning you didn't provide on your Luckiest Girl Alive movie smh. PSA for anyone who is gonna watch the movie, there is very graphic intense scenes of sexual assault in this movie," one person tweeted.

"Netflix really dropped the ball on not adding a giant trigger warning for Luckiest Girl Alive," added another, while a third agreed: "They should put one million trigger warnings on this Luckiest Girl Alive movie."

"Anyone thinking of watching the new Mila Kunis movie on Netflix 'luckiest girl alive' be aware that there are graphic rape scenes and also huge emphasis on PTSD and trauma I feel the marketing for the movie hasn’t given these content warnings," a fourth chimed in.

This is not the first time Netflix has come under fire for failing to label content with appropriate trigger warnings.

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Elle Fanning and Justice Smith in All The Bright Places. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Back in 2020, viewers slammed the platform for not making it clear that their movie All the Bright Places contained graphic depictions of mental illness.

Meanwhile, in 2017, the release of Netflix's show 13 Reason's Why sparked a debate over whether it dealt sensitively enough with the subject of teenage suicide. It was even criticized by mental health organizations who did not feel it had handled the topic with tact.

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Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why. Credit: Album / Alamy

Luckiest Girl Alive is available to view now.

Featured Image Credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy

Netflix viewers urge platform to add a trigger warning to dark new movie

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Viewers are slamming Netflix for failing to put a trigger warning on its harrowing new movie.

After watching the psychological thriller Luckiest Girl Alive, many have taken to social media to warn fellow viewers that the movie contains triggering scenes.

Based on the 2015 novel by Jessica Knoll, the movie stars Mila Kunis as a woman struggling with trauma after she is involved in a terrifying school shooting and brutally sexually assaulted.

Watch the trailer here:

The R-Rated movie does include a brief warning notifying viewers that it contains "sexual violence" and "threat". However, many of those who have seen the movie since it dropped last Friday (October 7) feel that these warnings are insufficient.

Viewers took to Twitter to slam the streaming giant for its lack of trigger warnings, claiming the platform "dropped the ball".

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Mila Kunis in Luckiest Girl Alive (2022). Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

"Good job, @netflix on the trigger warning you didn't provide on your Luckiest Girl Alive movie smh. PSA for anyone who is gonna watch the movie, there is very graphic intense scenes of sexual assault in this movie," one person tweeted.

"Netflix really dropped the ball on not adding a giant trigger warning for Luckiest Girl Alive," added another, while a third agreed: "They should put one million trigger warnings on this Luckiest Girl Alive movie."

"Anyone thinking of watching the new Mila Kunis movie on Netflix 'luckiest girl alive' be aware that there are graphic rape scenes and also huge emphasis on PTSD and trauma I feel the marketing for the movie hasn’t given these content warnings," a fourth chimed in.

This is not the first time Netflix has come under fire for failing to label content with appropriate trigger warnings.

wp-image-1263172642 size-full
Elle Fanning and Justice Smith in All The Bright Places. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Back in 2020, viewers slammed the platform for not making it clear that their movie All the Bright Places contained graphic depictions of mental illness.

Meanwhile, in 2017, the release of Netflix's show 13 Reason's Why sparked a debate over whether it dealt sensitively enough with the subject of teenage suicide. It was even criticized by mental health organizations who did not feel it had handled the topic with tact.

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Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why. Credit: Album / Alamy

Luckiest Girl Alive is available to view now.

Featured Image Credit: Entertainment Pictures / Alamy