Viewers on Netflix have suggested that Netflix include a “trigger” notice to the upcoming movie “Luckiest Girl Alive,” starring Mila Kunis.
Based on Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel, the film contains dark images of sexual assault, surviving a gang rape, and a brutal high school massacre.
“Luckiest Girl Alive” centres on Kunis’ role as a New York City magazine writer whose “beautifully groomed” existence starts to crumble when a true-crime documentary pushes her to face her “heart wrenching” high school experience, prompting her to reconsider the decisions she made as a teenager.
While Netflix briefly mentions “sexual violence” and “threat” at the opening of the video, critics point out that the warning isn’t obvious to viewers.
“Wow, #LuckiestGirlAlive definitely deserved a trigger warning. gruesome sexual assault, “According to one Twitter user.
Wow #LuckiestGirlAlive really, really needed trigger warning. Graphic sexual violence.— Camilla Kerslake (@CamillaKerslake) October 10, 2022
“The hashtag #LuckiestGirlAlive provides a poignant narrative about SA and the ensuing PTSD. Mila Kunis is in great shape. However, @netflix, the film should come with a visible trigger warning. It’s a difficult film to watch” someone else recommended
“Hey, @Netflix? A trigger notice at the beginning of #LuckiestGirlAlive may be a nice idea” a spectator said.
This isn’t the first time Netflix has faced criticism for failing to include a proper trigger warning in a show featuring unsettling images.
Luckiest Girl Alive | Trailer
She had it all until a dark truth from her past threatened to unravel her perfect life. Based on the best selling novel, Mila Kunis stars in Luckiest Girl Alive. Premiering October 7Posted by Netflix on Monday, 5 September 2022
Following the second season’s closing episode, which included a brutal sexual assault scenario that some fans believed over the line, there were demands for the streaming service to discontinue the controversial series “13 Reasons Why” in May 2018.
Although the episode did carry a caution informing viewers that the show will include unsettling scenes, some fans thought the series went too far and urged for “13 Reasons Why” to be cancelled.
Since its premiere on Netflix on October 7, “Luckiest Girl Alive” has received a 41% rating from reviewers and a 77% rating from regular viewers.
Connie Britton, Luke Harrison, and Chiara Aurelia all appear in the new film from the streaming service.