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Descent (2007)

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Release Date
• USA: Aug 10, 2007

MPAA Rating
Rated R for brutal rape, language, some sexual content and drug use. (edited version); Rated NC-17 for a brutal rape. (original theatrical version)

Country USA

Production Companies
Descent, Trybe Films, City Lights Pictures, M.E.G.A. Films

Studio City Lights Pictures

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• Descent (2007)

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Genre: Drama

Plot: Rosario Dawson produces and stars in DESCENT, a project directed by her real-life friend Talia Lugacy, and one close to the actress's heart. A very dark film, DESCENT assures viewers from the very first frame that something is going to go wrong. There’s just something off about the colors, the sets, the slow-moving dialogue. Many critics have said the film begins with Dawson as a carefree college girl navigating the fun, party-filled world of college. But Dawson’s character, Maya, is not your typical sorority girl. Instead, she’s a smart, serious student who spends much of her time alone and has apparently not had a date in months. So when a good-looking guy named Jared asks her out and will not take no for an answer, she reluctantly accepts, having no idea that their short-lived romance will culminate in his date-raping her in a basement.

DESCENT is about revenge and also about the downward spiral that a young woman endures as a result of being sexually violated. Rather than telling anyone about the rape, Maya keeps it to herself, transforming step by step into a girl unlike the one she was before. Trading in her studious ways for a lifestyle of nightclubs, drugs, and risky sex, Maya blames herself for what happened and seems intent on self-destruction. Lugacy’s film spans

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