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The cannibal movie Raw is an incredible coming-of-age film, and if you say you fainted you’re lying

The Verge Sunday, 19 March 2017
The cannibal movie Raw is an incredible coming-of-age film, and if you say you fainted you’re lyingWhen Julia Ducournau’s debut feature, Raw, debuted at TIFF in September 2016, it caused a real stir — people supposedly fainted at one screening. Then again, it’s a horror movie at a prestigious film festival, so most of the showings* *were at midnight. Maybe a couple of viewers just passed out from exhaustion, or conked out following a $14 glass of sippy-cup wine. But that doesn’t matter. The myth around Raw, a body-horror coming-of-age story about a young veterinary student who realizes she’s a cannibal, was that it was so nightmarish, gory, and vulgar that it could actually make people faint.

This myth has persisted, even after Ducournau told Film School Rejects, “That’s not my movie,” and expanded on the sentiment in an interview with...
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In the french thriller "Raw," the main character is a young girl who finds herself craving human flesh. At some theaters where the movie is screening people have fainted and vomited, so the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles is taking precautionary measures, providing barf bags for anyone going to see the...

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