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A woman removes her towel; we see the silhouette of her nude body.

Two women kiss; one opens the other's top and reveals her breasts. They french kiss and touch each other while breathing and moaning heavily.

A bare-breasted woman lies on a couch and another bare-breasted woman climbs on top; they kiss and caress each other while the woman on top begins to thrust.

A woman masturbates and we see her hand moving in her panties while she moans and cries. She also wears a very thin white tank top, her nipples and breasts are translucently visible.

Two women kiss. We see the form of a nude woman behind a glass shower door.

A woman wears a tight shirt (her erect nipples are outlined).

A woman faints and we can see up her skirt.

A man finds another man and a woman in bed covered by sheets.

A man pulls a woman very close to him and they act out a scene for a film audition; the woman acts seductively, they kiss and he is presumably aroused (he's breathing heavily) and touches her hip and buttock.

A man smacks a woman on the buttock.


There is a car accident, a body is shown. Two men fight and one has blood streaming down from his nose. A person is shown to be bleeding from the head, after a car accident.

A hitman shoots a person in the head. His hair is seen stiffened from the force of the bullet, and blood is shown on the wall. As the hitman tries to make it look like a suicide, he fails and ends up shooting someone else in the hip. He fights with this person, but then shoots them in the back twice -- no blood shown. He then shoots a witness.

A dead person is shown, her face disfigured by decomposition.

A person commits suicide -- no blood is shown. Smoke then fills the room.


3 uses of "fuck".

Other occasional strong profanity.


Various characters are seen drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes at parties. Drug use is sometimes implied.


The whole film is like a dream, presented in a theme such as neo-noir. It shows the dark side of Hollywood. While horror may not be the film's genre, it does play into a factor that leaves a haunting effect on the audience. We see 2 cars filled with young people driving recklessly side by side in the same direction of both lanes of the winding Mulholland Dr. canyon. In a fraction of a second we see a terrible car accident as one of the cars filled with young people has a head-on accident with a vehicle that is stopped in one of the lanes of Mulholland Dr. A male body is seen laying next to a car bleeding yet dimly lit.

A dead woman's body is partially decomposed on the bed. We see a semi close-up of her decomposing face which is frightening to see.

Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexuality
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) (2017) / Belgium:KNT/ENA / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Czech Republic:15 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 / Greece:K-13 / Hungary:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15 / Israel:16 (TV rating) / Italy:T / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/16 / Portugal:M/12 (re-release) / Singapore:R21 (cut) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #37982)

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