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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity: 10/10

There are lots of men in scantly clad clothes throughout the film outside and inside of buildings including leather, S&M gear, jockstraps, skimpy women's clothes, etc. Many of these clothes show nudity including butts and genitals. Many males in the club scenes are wearing nothing at all. There is male nudity throughout.

There are several scenes in which men are having sex with other men. We see graphic oral sex, anal sex, and fisting(some views obscured slightly).

We see shots of real un-simulated anal sex.

There is a sex scene between a man and a woman that leaves little to the imagination.

There are glimpses of gay pornography throughout.

Violence & Gore: 10/10

Several dismembered body parts are shown early on.

A man is tied up and stabbed to death repeatedly and very viciously in the back. We see lots of blood spurt and shoot out. It's very graphic and VERY disturbing.

A man is stabbed to death from behind in a park. We see blood shoot out.

A man is stabbed to death while a porno film is playing. We see a lot of blood shoot out and we see lots of blood spray on the screen. The killer is then shown washing off his knife.

During a police interrogation, a black man in a cowboy hat and jockstrap comes in and slaps two people so hard that they bleed.

Two men fight in an apartment. One of them pulls a knife.

A man stabs another man, but the man lives.(no blood)

We see the body of a man with multiple stab wounds. Very bloody.

Profanity: 8/10

Some strong language including multiple uses of the word 'fuck' and some gay slurs.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 4/10

Characters are shown snorting amyl nitrate several times throughout the film.

Characters are shown smoking cigarettes throughout the film.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 9/10

The whole film is disturbing and very creepy from beginning to end.

The murder scenes are very shocking and intense.

The scenes at the leather clubs likely will be uncomfortable to many people.

Total Explicit Content Estimation: 41/50

Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1981-2000) / Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1980-2000) / France:16 / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2007) / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/18 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (cut) / UK:X (original rating) / USA:R / West Germany:18 (f) (original rating)

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