Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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There is a strong sexual tone throughout the film; women are dressed very sexy, in ways that accentuate their bodies, especially their breasts. A nude woman dances openly among clothed people at a party. Several couples make love throughout the film, including one lesbian couple who have a love scene together as well as a bisexual male character sexually touching a man in bed (under the covers, hence nothing is actually shown, only suggested). Although the film is rated X (NC-17 today), there is no type of sex in the movie that one would normally associate with an X-rated film (Only breasts are shown and there is no other type of frontal nudity). One of the characters who was previously thought to be male in the film is revealed to have female breasts. A woman wakes up to accuse a man of raping her while she was unconscious.

Two women are shown making love, one strokes the other's naked buttocks and their breasts are shown pressed together.

A woman is shown running, in a prolonged sequence, her breasts and buttocks visible through a see-through black negligee.


A man attempts suicide by leaping from a high place with his face then shown bloodied. There are several fist fights in the film, with bloody punches to the face. A woman threatens a man with a kitchen knife. A character under the influence of drugs kills several people; a man is beheaded with a sword (the act is offscreen but the severed head is seen rolling), another man is impaled with it in a bloody scene. A woman is killed when a man puts a gun in her mouth and fires causing blood to burst into his face. Another woman is shot in the head, with bloody results. Another woman is shot but only wounded. A man is killed with his own gun.


The actual profanity is very mild in this film, but the conversations are very adult in nature, and frequently revolve around sex and other adult subjects.


There is a high level of drug-taking in this film. Characters smoke marijuana, take prescription pills for recreation, and drink heavily. They also smoke cigarettes.

Strong references to hard drugs. A man says he is going to "take some downers and crash," and takes pills with Vodka.


In a scene very much like a horror film, a man stalks and kills several people at a remote house. One woman is stalked and eventually killed.

A man is shown terrorizing another man, who is wearing only tiny bikini underwear, with a sword.

Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ (1989) / Australia:RC (1970-1989) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) / Chile:(Banned) (original rating) / Finland:K-18 (2004) / France:16 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) / Singapore:R21 / Sweden:(Banned) / UK:X (cut) / UK:18 (2003) (re-rating) (uncut) / USA:NC-17 (certificate #30822) / USA:X (original rating) / West Germany:18

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