The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Sex & Nudity

Suggested MPAA rating: R for Sexual Content, Brief Nudity, Brief Language, and Brief Violence


A woman's breasts briefly pop out of her bustier.( blink and you'll miss it moment, but it would still get the film slapped with an R today)

Several people are seen wearing revealing clothing throughout the film

Silhouettes (shadows) of people are used to depict two sexual scenes, a man having sex with a woman, and a man receiving fellatio. (Most graphic moment, the film keeps it's R rating for this scene alone)

The female lead seduces a man and allows him to fondle her breasts and ends up having sex with him (some shots show the man on top of her kissing her) They are later caught under the sheets by the woman's fiance and two others

Statues of completely nude people are seen around the castle (Not graphic, they resemble mythology statues)

An element of the plot has the main character creating a muscle man for his sexual pleasure.

Sexual remarks throughout and lots of sexual references.

Violence & Gore


A man is killed with a pickaxe off-screen. A trail of blood is seen, blood is seen on the killer's gloves.

It is strongly implied the a man was fed to everyone at dinner.

A man's gory remains are show, but they're very fake looking

Some people are shot with a ray gun.



The word "fuck" is used once, in a song lyric. The word "dammit" is used repeatedly in a song lyric. "Goddamn" is used once.


People are seen drinking wine at dinner.

Frank-N-Furter periodically smokes cigarettes.

Dr. Scott finds a joint (but doesn't smoke it) in The Zen Room.

A picture of Eddie in a men's room with a syringe in one hand and turnicate around his arm about to shoot up is shown briefly.


The film is a spoof and homage of the Sci-Fi and Horror genre of the 50's and 60's, so there are some mildly frightening scenes, generally during the creation scene, but overall, the film has a comedic tone throughout.

Frank, Rocky, and Columbia all die in the end, which may upset a few

The strong implication that a man was fed to everyone at dinner may disturb some people. This scene however is in place more for comedic value

15/50 - Recommended for 14+

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Argentina:X (original rating) / Argentina:16 (re-rating) / Australia:M / Brazil:18 / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1998) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-14 / France:12 / Iceland:12 / India:A / Ireland:18 / Ireland:15 (re-rating) / Ireland:12A (theatrical re-release) (2011) / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M (re-rating) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:(Banned) (original rating) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / Singapore:R(A) (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / UK:15 (tv rating) / UK:12A (re-rating) (2011) / UK:12 (re-rating) (1991) / UK:15 (re-rating) (1987) / UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1991) (1996) (2010) / USA:R (certificate no.24181) / West Germany:12

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