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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Extensive nudity including topless women and full frontal female nudity.

A central plot point is the existence of photographs showing Princess Margaret having sex.

One of the characters has a side job appearing in pornographic films and references to the size of his genitalia are made.

The film takes place on the edges of the sex trade in London: strip clubs, brothels, and pornographic films all play small roles in the film.

In the beginning of the film, A man and two women are shown in the water. One of the woman is topless and her breasts are visible. The man tries to remove her bottom cloth. They three of them proceed to have sex in an apartment. It is implied that they are all naked however, only in case of one woman her breasts are fully visible. Later there is slightly blurred image implying that the other woman is giving oral sex to the woman and pressing her one of her breast while the man is kissing her. A There are black and white pictures of this shown throughout the film. A man and a woman go into a room to have sex. She removes her underwear, showing her naked rear end. He takes off her dress. He lifts her up and they kiss. No nudity beyond a brief shot of her bare butt.

In the strip club women wear nipple pasties and thongs. One such woman is dancing on stage and a man is lying between her legs. One of the man spreads a drink on the woman's breasts and upper body which ultimately falls on the man lying.

A woman takes a married man to her apartment to have sex. They kiss.

One scene takes place in a brothel with women dressed only in garters. Their breasts are visible.

A man engages in a bondage session with a prostitute. He is in his underwear chained up. She is dressed in a bustier and garters and whips him.

A man and his ex girlfriend have adulterous sex (he is married).

Furthermore, parts of the movie take place in a strip joint (suggestive nude dancing) and brothel (men in undies getting whipped, completely naked women in stockings which reveals pubic hair).

A part of a porn film is shown wear 2 women dressed as nurses remove their shirts and rub their breasts in a man's face.

A scene from a pornographic film is shown. No nudity but the women are dressed in revealing nurses costumes.

At dinner a man discusses interracial sex in an innuendo laced way while a woman looks on approvingly. They later have sex. No nudity is seen but she is placed on a countertop and he stands between her legs. Still later she is shown sleeping in bed with him.

Violence & Gore

A man in a car is grabbed by another man who's in the backseat; the man puts a chord around his throat and another man puts a plastic bag over his face, the man struggles to get away, the scene ends and we understand that the man has been killed. A woman is shoved into an open grave and then slashed by a man with a machete (we hear the slash and the scene ends). A man is grabbed from behind and stabbed in the neck (we hear a crunch and he falls to the floor dead). A man shoots a man in the head: we hear the gunshot and another man screams, "He shot him, he's dead." A man demonstrates a sandblaster by pointing it at a wall and causing the paint to peel off; he then holds it to a man's ankle, we see blood coming through his sock , the man screams, and we see the man moaning on the floor later with blood on his foot and pant leg. A man punches a man hard in the stomach, trips him, then kicks him repeatedly while he lies on the ground, and he then punches another man in the face; he is shot at by yet another man, but he throws a brick striking him in the head and then head butts him repeatedly. We see a man's very bloody face after he has been beaten. We see a dead body covered with dirt and lying in a hole in the ground. A man twists a man's arm behind his back and pushes him, forcing him to walk. A wife confronts her husband, punches him on the chest and slaps him in the face. We see a man bare-chested and being whipped by a woman dressed in leather. We hear that a man was hanged in Trinidad for murder. A man spears a fish.


48 F-words,2 uses of c**t ,14 sexual references, 20 scatological terms (2 mild), 13 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, name-calling (pinko, delinquents, stupid, vicious pimp, bugger, scallywag, slumlord), 13 religious exclamations.

People are shown drinking alcohol in several club and pub scenes, people are shown drinking alcohol at a strip club and several appear to be drunk, several people drink champagne from bottles, a man drinks a beer in a pub, and people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes at a dinner. A woman smokes a cigarette in a club scene and a man smokes a cigar. Packets of drugs are discovered in a woman's suitcase at an airport. A man takes prescription pain medication for a kidney stone. Reference is made to smuggling marijuana into the country

The torture scene and a few scenes after the robbery are a bit intense.

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