Picture from Moulin Rouge
Overall C-

The tawdry world of the Moulin Rouge is the backdrop for this reinvention of the rock musical that pieces together snippets of popular music from the twentieth century to create a tragic romance between a naive poet (Ewan McGregor) and a seasoned courtesan (Nichol Kidman).

Violence C+
Sexual Content D
Profanity A-
Substance Use C-

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Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge has been an infamous part of Parisian nightlife since it opened its doors in 1889 and actually had a large elephant with a room inside it. Toulouse Lautrec (portrayed in this film), a famous artist that came out of the bohemian movement, was a frequent visitor to the cabaret. His life, shortened by alcohol addiction, is credited for establishing anti-socialism as a stereotype for the modern artist.

Do you feel artistic people must abandon mainstream society and use mind-altering substances to be creative? Can you think of any famous people who have followed Luatrec’s formula for success, who have also had their lives end tragically?