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A man lures a woman into his bedroom, and has sex with her, however this sex turns into rape once he begins to have sex with a chicken as well. Some blood is seen (from mainly the chicken, but also the woman) as he rapes her. She yells at him a few times to stop.

A woman and her adult son become excited while vandalizing a rival's home and she performs unsimulated fellatio on him. (Very graphic)

In one scene, a husband and wife, while completely naked, suck on each other's feet and profess their love for one another.

In a brief scene, Divine inserts a steak into her "own little oven" which she later brags about.

A man scares a group of girls by attaching a sausage to his penis. Later in the film, a woman responds to this gesture by flashing her own penis.

A man masturbates into a container while a woman berates him. He later injects the semen into a woman's vagina.

At a party thrown by Divine, one of the guests at the party performs a show where he flexes his anus in time to the song "Surfin' Bird (Bird Is the Word)" by The Trashmen. Extreme closeups of his anal sphincter are seen.

A woman sucks a mans penis


A chicken is killed during rough sex. It is partially crushed and muffled squawking is heard. (The chicken was ACTUALLY killed in this scene, please use discretion if you are sensitive to such content).

A few cops are killed mostly offscreen (no sounds are heard due to background music). Their bodies are then hacked up and eaten. Organs (excluding the intestines) and other body parts are seen, but they look a bit unrealistic.

Two people are killed by a gunshot to the head or face offscreen. No sounds are heard, but their bloody faces are seen afterwards.

Semen is supposedly injected into a vagina via a syringe. Scene is in close-up, lasting for a few seconds.


Semi-frequent uses of 'f*ck' and 'asshole', several of 'bitch' (used in anger towards unsavory characters), a few of 'c**t' (in the deleted scenes), and 1 of 'whore'.


Mild smoking.

In one scene, a group of people all take illegal drugs.

It is said that the Marbles sell drugs to elementary school students.

Inappropriate for all ages

Rated NC-17 for a wide range of perversions in explicit detail (re-rating) (1997)
Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Australia:X18+ (1984) / Australia:RC (1976) (1997) / Canada:(Banned) (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) / Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1997) / Finland:K-18 / France:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:(Banned) / Japan:R-18 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:(Banned) (original rating) / Norway:18 (video rating) (1992) / Singapore:(Banned) / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (cut) / USA:X (original rating) / USA:NC-17 (re-rating) (1997) (No. 35119)

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