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It is implied a couple has sex the night before in the beginning of the film. Nothing is shown.

A man and woman talk about how their sex was. The woman makes comparison between penis size in relation to black and white men. Nothing is shown.

A woman invites a man over to her parent's house for dinner. The man had undergone racial transformation and looks black to everyone present. The woman's older mother fantasizes about him ripping her black dress from the cleavage area in a sexualized manner. Nothing excessive is shown.

The same woman attempts to have sex with the aforementioned man. She poses in his bed in black panties and tank top while his friend takes photos of her. Nothing really happens.

A young man is beaten in jail by racist football fans. It happens off-screen but his beaten face is shown in the next scene.

A guy gets punched very hard in the stomach and drops to the floor.

A guy punches two men in the face for making jokes that can be considered racist.

Racial slurs (such as "nigger") are used.

Two guys make jokes that can be considered racist throughout the movie.

Words such as "shit" are also used.

College students smoke and drink.

Nothing frightening or intense, though the film was controversial in its day, and remains so today, for the use of blackface.

Australia:PG / Australia:M (cable rating) / Finland:K-8 / Iceland:L / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Sweden:7 / UK:PG (original rating) (cut) / UK:15 (video rating) (uncut) (1987) / USA:PG-13 ([#28314]) / West Germany:6

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