Jesus Christ Superstar
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Jesus finds the temple filled with prostitutes, gamblers, thieves, and people selling their wares. This is also an important scene to the plot, and comes from Matthew 21:12 (Jesus becomes angry and overturns the tables of the traders and dove sellers). Even in this scene, the women are dressed like prostitutes - not naked, and there's no sex going on.

The scene at Herod's palace is somewhat suggestive.

- The Crucifixion.

- Judas hangs himself.

-The 39 lashes

The use of the word "damn" is used in a religious manner.

One brief scene involves a drug dealer at the temple, drugs and paraphernalia are shown, and the dealer smokes what appears to be marijuana.

Very young or sensitive viewers may find Judas's suicide (by hanging) disturbing as it is not merely implied but shown from start to finish and a few seconds beyond.

A lot of the movie is intense. Namely: The crucifixion, The 39 lashes, and some of the music sounds disturbing.


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