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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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Note: The number at the beginning of each section refers to how much explicit content of that kind there is in the film on a scale of 1-10. The fraction at the end of the last section is the total sum of the sections over the highest sum possible (50) and is therefore an approximation of about how explicit the film is a whole.

Note: This film has been rated as R and as NC-17. The descriptions below indicate that the lead females vagina, labia, and vagina lips are visible in some of the scenes. The MPAA does not allow the showing of the Vulva (Vagina Lips)/ Clitoris/ Labia, or Vagina in any R rated movie. The MPAA does allow the showing of a penis. The description below is accurate for an NC-17 rating. (The R rated version is 2 min. and 17 seconds shorter.)

Sex & Nudity: 10/10

The film centers around the sexual relationship between a young man and a sister and brother. There are incestuous overtones. There is a lot of frontal nudity, male and female.

A naked man and a topless woman are seen asleep together (rear male nudity).

A man stands bathing with another man and a woman in the room. He is facing mostly away from the camera, but there is a blurry mirror in front of him.

A man changes out of wet clothes (rear and partial front nudity).

A man masturbates while faced away from the camera in front of another man and a woman. She lifts his shirttail up. Once the others leave, she wipes the semen with her hand.

A woman strips in front of two men. Her breasts and nipples are clearly visible. Later one men is holding another and a woman is standing completely naked. Her breasts and vagina are visible. When she pulls down his boxers, his penis is visible, then he covers it with his hand. They then make love on the floor (mostly full length, side view). She helps him in entering his penis in her vagina. The woman shows discomfort as it is her first time. He kisses her breasts and thrusts against her. Another man (her brother) come in and then both men wipe blood from her vagina with their hands implying that the first man has taken her virginity. As the couple kiss, the blood gets on both their faces.

A naked woman is riding a guy and her breasts are hanging.

A man is sucking a woman's toe and the camera moves from there to her face revealing her vagina and both breasts clearly. There is a very close shot of her vagina, explicit view of the camera zooming in on her visible labia and pubic hair for an elongated period of time. The boy clearly kisses her vagina lips and then moves up to kiss her breast.

A woman is lying naked. Her labia and pubic hair and small part of breasts is visible.

A woman cooks dinner in a see-through negligee. Her nipples are visible.

A man leaves and walks down to the courtyard in only his jacket showing his penis.

Two naked man are sharing bath tub. A naked woman comes and joins them. Her buttocks and one of her nipples is visible while in the mirror, her vagina is reflected. They soon become aware of her menstrual blood. When they get out, one of the men and the woman want to shave the other man's pubic hair off, but he objects quite strongly.

A woman lowers herself onto a man's face so that he can perform oral sex.

Brother, sister, and friend are discovered asleep naked by the sibling's parents. There is yet more female nudity (breasts, butt and visible labia and pubic hair) when she awakens.

A topless woman enters a room where a man is lying on the bad. The man puts his had under her bottom cloth implying that he is giving her oral sex.

See the police attacking the demonstrators. They respond violently. This scene does not last long, though.

We see drawings of internal organs.

Profanity: 5/10

"Fuck" is used at least eight times. "Shit" is used at least five times. Other vulgarities are also used.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 7/10

This film contains several scenes in which the main characters either smoke cigarettes or marijuana, or drink wine or whiskey.

Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content

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