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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tricky question. Is WSS appropriate for an almost-twelve-year-old girl? I know there is one "rape" scene, but just wondering how it's treated.

Without giving too much away for those who don't know the story: this scene takes place in Act 2, when the story begins to get a little darker. One character is intimidated and attacked by a group of others.

In the scene, it's obvious what's happening: the scene is physically intense, there is some removal of clothing (underwear is exposed, but no actual nudity) and the character is audibly and visibly upset. The scene is interrupted before things go too far.

Some children may just see it as bullying, but others may understand that something else is happening. Only parents can judge what's appropriate for their children. Some parents feel the scene drives home the point of the story (troubled youth, the escalation of violence, etc) and may be a good jumping-off point for discussion.

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