West Side Story

moderate violence, discrimination, sexual threat, implied strong language

WEST SIDE STORY is a romantic musical drama, set in 1950s New York City, in which a Puerto Rican teenager falls for the former leader of a local gang.

Ratings info(May contain spoilers)


There are scenes of racist behaviour, including use of the terms 'spic' and 'coloured'. In another scene teenagers mock and misgender a person who is implied to be a trans man, and one of the bullies brags about ‘pantsing’ him and seeing his genitals. Further discriminatory language includes ‘polack’ and ‘pansy’.

Rating information according to the BBFC
(British Board of Film Censors)