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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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Several teenagers French-kiss.

A teenage girl makes a comment about "boys with roamin' hands and rushin' fingers".

A man bathes himself in a metal tub outside a shed.

A man is an obvious pervert/pedophile (in a deleted scene, he has a warehouse full of young people in incriminating sexual positions).

Mostly mild sexual innuendo.

A young man punches another in the face; the other punches back and the first goes down.

Gang fights break out, although these scenes are usually played comically, with cartoon-like special effects.

A young man tells about how his grandfather electrocuted another young man's parents (the other young man's father was the "Alphabet Bomber"; he bombed places in alphabetical order [airport, barbershop, carwash, drugstore])

1 or 2 uses of 'ass' and 'titties', and 1 use of 'fuck' (2 more in the Director's cut).

A man and woman have a cigarette stand outside a high school and are selling to teenagers.

A woman is smoking while in an iron lung.

Several other characters smoke and drink.

The violence is mild overall.

This, along with Hairspray, are director John Waters' more family-oriented films. The director's cut has some additional sexual content.

Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Finland:S / Germany:12 (nf) / Iceland:L / Netherlands:AL / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Puerto Rico:PG-13 / Singapore:PG13 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:12 (original rating) / UK:15 (video rating) (1990) / USA:PG-13 / Venezuela:PG-13

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