Information for Parents Beasts of the Southern Wild Parents Need To Know Read Less Message Steely resolve and courage can see you through the toughest of times, but you still need the love and warmth of family. Violence A character slaps his child once to discipline her, and she hits him back; he also taunts her to toughen her up. A child starts a fire. Three men blow up a dam. Sex A father discusses the night of his child's conception (but not in a lewd way). Kids dance in a brothel. Language A couple of uses of "s--t" and "p---y," plus "ass," "damn," "hell," "crap," and "goddamn." Consumerism Not applicable Drinking, Drugs & Smoking Lots of drinking, including off-label hooch, beer, wine, vodka, and other hard liquor. A man shares his liquor with his very young daughter.