Fur

2006 R 2h 2m DVD

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Fur

2006 R 2h 2m DVD
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This provocative biopic suggests a wild backstory to the bizarre images of acclaimed photographer Diane Arbus. Bored with her conventional home life, Arbus is drawn to an unusual neighbor who introduces her to the freaks on society's fringe.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature biopic about edgy photographer Diane Arbus isn't for kids. It includes explicit nudity (body parts and full frontal at a nudist community), and some sexual activity. The subjects of Arbus' photos include unusual fringe characters like sex workers, dwarfs, giants, twins, and nudists. Characters discuss adultery, depression, sexual desire, and suicide (one character kills himself); children worry about their mother's absences from home. Characters smoke cigarettes and do plenty of social drinking. Language includes at least five uses of "f--k."

Sexual Content

Pervasive metaphorical and explicit sexuality; full-frontal nudity in first and last scenes (set in a nudist camp); repressed/early Diane reveals her bra on her porch, then worries about it; several scenes show Diane and her husband in bed. (They're intimate but strained: When she licks his wrist, he's embarrassed and pulls away.) Sex between Diane and Lionel (in bed, and also, more allusively, as she shaves off his fur); Lionel asks Diane provocative questions about her desires; mild S&M scene (couple dances, in costume); sensual visuals of fur and some objects (camera, razor).

Violence

A character commits suicide.

Language

Some language: "f--k" (5+), "t-ts," "Jesus Christ!"

Social Behavior

Diane's attraction to Lionel leads to an adulterous night and rejection of her family.

Consumerism

Vintage magazine covers (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar); 1950s products (Chock Full o' Nuts coffee, Sunbeam bread) -- all used to establish scene/era, rather than for promotion, per se.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Plenty of social drinking (martinis, wine, scotch); cigarette smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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