The fact that Netflix did not include a trigger warning on its disturbing new film is drawing criticism from users everywhere.
After viewing the psychological thriller Luckiest Girl Alive, a number of people have taken to social media to alert other moviegoers that the film contains scenes that may be upsetting to some individuals.
The film is an adaptation of Jessica Knoll’s novel of the same name, which was published in 2015. It stars Mila Kunis as a woman who is coping with the trauma she experienced after being involved in a terrifying school shooting and then being brutally sexually assaulted.
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Mila Kunis stars in Luckiest Girl Alive, now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/52irVRZdzJ
— Netflix (@netflix) October 7, 2022
A brief warning that the R-rated film contains “sexual violence” and “threat” is presented to moviegoers before the start of the R-rated film. On the other hand, a significant number of individuals who have watched the movie since it was released a week ago Friday (October 7), believe that these warnings are insufficient.
Viewers have taken to Twitter to criticize the streaming giant for not providing trigger warnings, claiming that the platform “dropped the ball” in this regard.
“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.”
Bro. They should put one million trigger warnings on this Luckiest Girl Alive movie. Or maybe I should’ve watched the preview. I thought this was going to be a Rom Com or something 🥴🥴🥴
— IG: RodneyRikai (@RodneyRikai) October 8, 2022
Netflix really dropped the ball on not adding a giant trigger warning for Luckiest Girl Alive
— patti mayonnaise (@jill_xo) October 8, 2022
Wow. 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 assualt in this movie.
— Skylar Ray-Lynn (@SkylarRaylynn) October 7, 2022
tw // sa, ptsd, school shooting
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
— kelly (@AMYAD4MS) October 7, 2022
“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.
Netflix has been criticized for its inability to properly label content with appropriate trigger warnings in the past, so this is not the first time it has happened.
Back in the year 2020, viewers were extremely critical of the streaming service because it had not made it sufficiently clear that the movie All the Bright Places featured graphic depictions of mental illness.
In the meantime, the premiere of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why in 2017 sparked a discussion about whether or not it dealt with the sensitive topic of teen suicide in an appropriate manner. Even organizations that work in the field of mental health were of the opinion that it did not handle the subject matter with sufficient tact.
The film Luckiest Girl Alive is currently accessible for viewing online.