David Cooke, the director of the BBFC told the New Statesman that the film was classified 18 thanks mainly to its eight sex scenes, use of cocaine, LSD and marijuana, and what Cooke calls the glamorisation of drug use in the film. He added
that the age gap between Minnie and Monroe, and the fact that Minnie is underage, would also have affected the decision.
He also said that the film very clearly fits into the 18 classification and wasn't a borderline case.
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