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MPAA Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content

Sex & Nudity

  • Actual MPAA rating: NC-17 for some explicit sexual content (1997 re-rating)
  • Although all actual sex scenes show the characters at least mostly clothed, the camera does not shy away from full frontal female nudity in other scenes. The sex scenes are always shot so that the entire bodies are in view.
  • Two strangers have sex while fully clothed. When they break apart, the woman is seen nude from the waist down.
  • A couple are seen nude sitting with their legs entwined on the floor. They are shown only from the side.
  • A couple have a lengthy conversation while the woman is topless. Eventually, she opens her jeans and puts her hand inside to masturbate.
  • A couple have a long conversation while the woman is fully nude.
  • A man pulls a woman's pants down to prepare her for anal sex. The sexual act is shown with the man remaining fully clothed throughout.
  • The camera in close-up follows the hem of a woman's dress as she slowly raises it to show a man that she has nothing on underneath. He, still fully clothed, bathes her, soaping her with a washcloth front and back. He has her insert two fingers into his rectum as the camera moves to a waist-up shot.
  • A woman unzips a man's pants and masturbates him in a darkened section of a bar.
  • In addition, a woman shows a photograph of a native African woman with her breasts exposed. There is also a scene in which a man moons a woman in a crowded place.
  • In the scenes with full-frontal female nudity, no labia are shown; the woman involved has very thick, extensive pubic hair.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman is shown cleaning blood from an apartment in which someone has committed suicide.
  • One character points a gun at another in a playful manner.
  • A man and a woman get into a slap-fight which ends up in a deep kiss.
  • One man roughs up another.
  • A character is shot, but no blood is shown.


  • The F-word is used 25 times. The S-word is used 10 times. Other vulgar expressions related to sex are used frequently. There are occasional religious exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One minor character smokes in both her scenes. A major character smokes in one scene.
  • There is one scene of social drinking and one scene of drinking to excess.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Rated NC-17 for: Nudity, Mild Violence, Adult Language, Strong Sexual Content.(HBO advisory)

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