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LOST IN THE HOOD

LOST IN THE HOOD artwork

LOST IN THE HOOD

Type of media Video

Director(s) Not known

Cast includes Not known

Cut This work was rejected.

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Rejection explanation

This work was rejected

Lost in the Hood is a US sex work focussing exclusively on the abduction and rape of a number of men. In each scenario, we see the predatory male characters choose a victim who appears to have become 'lost in the hood' (ie a bad neighbourhood in the United States). They then abduct their chosen victim and force him to engage in sexual acts with them against his will. Each scene places a strong emphasis on the non consensual nature of the sex, with the victims pleading to be released, showing discomfort and making unsuccessful attempts to escape. Similarly, the perpetrators display a high level of physical and verbal aggression. By presenting the spectacle of sexual violence within the context of an explicit sex work, whose primary intention is to sexually arouse the viewer, Lost in the Hood has the effect of eroticising and endorsing sexual violence in a potentially harmful fashion.In making a decision as to whether a video work is suitable for classification, the Board applies the criteria set out in its current Classification Guidelines, published in 2009. These are the result of an extensive process of public consultation and research and reflect the balance of media effects research, the requirements of UK law and the attitudes of the UK public. The Board’s Guidelines clearly reflect the serious concerns that exist about the portrayal of sexual violence.The Guidelines for the 'R18' category requested for this video work state that the following content is not acceptable: 'material (including dialogue) likely to encourage an interest in sexually abusive activity (for example [...] rape)

Details

Title
LOST IN THE HOOD
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Load
Rejected date(s)
07/05/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
117m 7s
BBFC reference
AVV268063

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

N/A LOST IN
THE HOOD (MAIN MENU)
N/A LOST IN
THE HOOD (SCENE SELECT MENU)
01:57:07:06
LOST IN THE HOOD (FEATURE)

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