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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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Sex & Nudity


There are many scenes that show explicit homosexual and heterosexual intercourse and oral sex that censor the penetration with a little black box.

Full frontal male nudity is shown (uncensored) as the camera focuses in big close up on an semi-erect penis that is being waved and rotated to the disgust of onlookers. A close-up of the head of the penis is shown and the urethra is made to looks as if it is saying "Bruno."

A man is shown actively thrusting while engaged in sex with another man.

A man clothed in a tight spandex suit is shown actively shoving a fire extinguisher into the anus of another man, who's wearing a tight latex suit and kneeling in front of him; the man turns the extinguisher on, the white foam is shown flying around the room and the men are shown smiling (a close-up shot of the man's behind with white extinguisher foam is shown, with a small black censor bar covering the actual anus).

A nude woman is shown engaged in sexual actions (including oral sex) with two men and a woman, a black censor box blocks her genitals and breasts; moans can be heard as a man watches the three people having sex.

A man and a woman are shown actively engaged in sex in a seated position, with the woman on top, actively moaning and thrusting, while a man watches and rubs the leg of the man engaged in sex (the man is presumably nude and the woman is wearing only a bra and her vulva is visible).

A man and woman are shown engaged in intercourse: the man actively thrusts while standing above the woman on a bed with a black censor bar covering the penetration; a man stands behind them, asking the man engaged in sex to look into his eyes while having sexual intercourse with the woman.

A man wearing a tight latex suit is shown in a rolling office chair, which is then slammed into another man wearing a tight spandex bodysuit and kneeling backwards; although a small black censor bar covers the actual point of contact, it is implied that there was forcible insertion into the man's anus.

A man wearing a tight latex suit is shown riding a modified exercise machine equipped with a dildo, as another man, also in a tight spandex bodysuit, kneels in front of the modified exercise machine (the machine is shown in action, showing that as the man peddles, the sex toy is inserted into what is presumed to be another man's anus; a small black censor box covers the point of contact).

A man engages in graphic and exaggerated pantomimed oral intercourse with an invisible man; the pantomimed act is explicit and the man is shown using crude hand gestures to mimic oral sex and anal oral sex; the man mimics spitting implying semen and he pantomimes ejaculation in his eye.

Two men engage in a very passionate kiss that leads to the two of them slowly undressing each other before a large crowd of people: while undressing they kiss each another's bodies, necks, and stomachs, wrestle one another to the ground in a sexual manner and roll over one another.

A woman rips off the shirt of a man and yells at him to take his clothing off, she disrobes to reveal her bare breasts, genital area and buttocks, the man makes a comment concerning the size of her breasts, the woman yells at the man to engage in sex with her while whipping him in a dominatrix fashion, and the woman whips the man multiple times while insisting that he has sex with her.

A man is shown, without pants, with a champagne bottle sticking out of his anus; another man then lifts him (his side bare buttock shown), and pours a glass of champagne from the bottle; this incident is referred to later in the movie when a man suggests that he could perform a similar act with another man.

A man's bare buttocks are shown with a remote control sticking out of his anus, and he directs another man to pull it out.

A nude man (his genitals are blurred) is shown attempting to climb into bed with another man, stating that a bear had eaten his clothing, but he still had contraceptives, and so they were able to have intercourse.

A still photo of a man's bare buttocks, posed in a sexual position in front of another man and posing next to a small child, is shown.

A man attacks another man with sex toys.

A man attempts to pull down the pants of another man as they wrestle to the ground, attempting to insert a sex toy in the man's rectum.

A nude man is shown being wheeled on a table, covered in sushi, with the intent that a man and woman would dine off his nude body; his genitals are covered with only a small sock.

A man is shown wearing a full-body knitted jumpsuit that resembles a nude male body -- it includes knitted male genitals and the man dances in a fashion that causes them to bounce up and down.

A shirtless man is shown with multiple sets of hands suggestively rubbing his chest as he lies on the ground.

A man jumps on the back of another man and rides in a piggyback fashion; the second man then comments that he felt something (implying an erection) while discussing his attraction for the rider.

A man slaps another man on the bottom playfully.

A man is shown wearing strap-on male genitals and walking around in the company of another man.

A man kisses another man on the mouth and professes his love for him.

A man takes the hand of two different men and makes them hold each other; he then uses their hands to rub his own face and head.

A man suggestively looks at the bottom of another man as the man bends over.

Two men are shown lying in bed, they wake up to find they are chained to one another in a sexual fashion and wearing revealing fetish-style clothing (their chests are exposed); a group of men walk in on then, and the two men then discuss how a key must be found to unlock them and they direct a man to find it.

A man dances suggestively as music that features sexual moaning sounds is playing in the background; he removes his pants, showing bikini-style underpants and dances close to another man, against his will.

Two men discuss and describe various sexual positions, calling them by name and physically acting out the actions required: a man is shown bending over in front of another man (both are fully dressed), and one kneeling man encourages the man behind him to thrust toward him and he does so.

A man is shown straddling the waist of another man while acting out a described sexual position.

A woman uses anatomical terms to discuss a man's anal area, he is shown kneeling on a table, his bare buttocks facing the woman, who's standing behind him, and the woman is shown brushing something onto the buttock area with a paintbrush; the man uses crude anatomical terms to tell a person on the phone that he is actively having his anus bleached and he accuses the woman of putting her finger in his anus (the man on the phone repeats the conversation).

A storefront is shown with the caption, "Pink Cheeks Anal Bleaching."

A man states that the last time he had spoken to another man was while he was having his anus bleached.

A man's pubic hair is shown.

A man wearing thong-style underpants drops the waist of his pants to hip-level and turns around to reveal his bare buttocks.

Two men, interlocked and wearing revealing fetish clothing, walk through the streets of a city and board a crowded city bus.

A man tells another man to "show some skin" and using crude anatomical terms for male genitals asks the man to show his genitals; the man pulls the waistband of his pants down to expose pubic hair.

A man wearing thong underpants is shown with his back to the camera and his bare buttocks are shown.

A man is shown dancing suggestively, wearing only a tight, sleeveless top and bikini-style underpants; he thrusts and jiggles his groin at the camera, the camera zooms in at crotch-level, his clothed genitals are shown bouncing and the man poses with a whip in a suggestive fashion.

A man wearing very short, clingy shorts and without a shirt is shown lounging in a cage before a crowd of people.

A group of men are shown wearing very short and form-fitting shorts.

Two women wearing short, tight fitting, low-cut dresses have their dresses ripped off by a man, to reveal bikinis.

A man's bare abdomen is shown, and his low-slung pants show the waistband of his underpants.

A woman is shown wearing a tight, backless dress.

A woman is shown wearing a short dress and a very low cut top that exposes cleavage.

Two women are shown wearing very low-cut dresses and their cleavage exposed.

A man is shown wearing very short and tight fitting shorts.

A shirtless man walks through a crowded city street.

A man pulls down his pants in a group of men and turns to reveal that he is wearing thong-style underpants and his buttocks are exposed.

A man's bare chest is shown.

A man says that he does not want to wake up in the morning to find his anus torn, after being forced to have anal sex with another man, and another man agrees.

A man loudly states in front of a large crowd that he had sexual encounters with another man nine different times and then states that the man had "tried to make my face pregnant."

A man tells another man to "take him" in a sexual manner.

A man asks another man if he is coming onto him and he then states that if, in fact, he is attempting to make a come-on, that he was very interested.

Two men discuss having sexual intercourse with women and how to get a woman to seduce a man.

A man talks about playing the clarinet, implying that doing so may remind a man of homosexual oral sex.

A man asks another man if placing a flute in his anus would be considered homosexual behavior.

A man asks another man if he had ever placed objects in his anus.

A group of men sing a song featuring lyrics about having sex with multitudes of women, (using a derogatory term for women), anal bleaching, free sex and homosexual sex.

A man asks a man if he will catch another man masturbating over him while he is asleep.

A man says that another man's lips looked like they were meant for oral sex and expresses his doubts that the man had never engaged in homosexual behavior.

A man holds up a shirt with a word implying crude sexual action printed on the front.

A man discusses that the only way he will find fame is if he makes a sex video, and then exclaims that he will soon make a sex tape.

A man tells another man that they should kiss in order to distract another person.

A man asks if he can kiss another man.

A man states to a crowd of people that he wishes he could just find "Mr. Right"; the crowd responds negatively and the man states that they are jealous because he could "have any man in the crowd" and then poses suggestively.

A small child is shown wearing a shirt that says "GAYBY."

A man discusses the use of sex toys.

A man says that the only time he had ever been in love was with another man, and only for fifteen minutes, but he was currently engaged in another affair with a man.

People openly discuss sexually transmitted diseases.

A man states that he adopted a child for the purposes of receiving fame and sexual attention from men, and that the child is a crude term for a male genitals "magnet."

A man, sitting among three other men, says they should all pause and think about what character from "Sex in the City" they are.

A man, sitting among three men, looks at the stars and says he is thinking about all of the hot men in the world.

A man suggestively states that he would like to place his hands in another man's "alley."

A man asks another man what his favorite anatomical part of a woman is, the man responds, and the first man then states his preference.

A man is shown knocking on the door of a house identified as hosting a "Swingers Party."

A man seeking advice about how to avoid homosexual behavior, consults with a man touted as a "Gay Converter" and makes thinly veiled sexual comments about working out with muscled men, and inquiring about other heterosexual behaviors that he may participate in to distract himself from the lure of homosexual behavior.

Two men, one dressed in a wedding dress, attempt to get married, only to be turned down by a person who says that he does not marry "two men or two women"; the man dressed in the wedding dress then states that he had given birth to a child and was a woman.

A still photo of three men in a hot tub, shirtless, holding a small child is shown.

Violence & Gore


There are some references on terrorists. Bruno visits a terrorist and asks him to kidnap him.

Bruno gets strapped to another man and gets stuck to him.

Some mild threats.

Bruno accidently runs into a wall.

There is a fight scene at the end in a wrestling cage with contains punching and a man gets his head smashed against the cage and ends up with blood over his face.

Bruno gets whipped with a belt by a naked woman.

Bruno gets chased by some people on the streets briefly in a different country.

Maybe Some other milder violence or references in the movie.

Note that this isn't a violent film, and if there is a bit of violence it is mostly mild and not graphic or explicit. The only notable violence occurs in the cage fighting scene.

Bruno drives a boy out into the streets on a motorbike and nearly gets hit by a car


8/10 About 20 f words, some s words Other milder bad language. Lots of offencive, homophobic and sexist remarks. Lots of crude and sexual references.


A man says he did not have enough ecstasy to share with others. People are shown cheering while holding beer in their hands, champagne is poured from a bottle that's been inserted in a man's rear, a man pours a glass of champagne, a man offers champagne to another man, and people throw cups of beer on two men. Three men are shown smoking cigarettes, a man lights a cigarette on screen, and a man is shown smoking a hookah pipe in a restaurant. A man is shown eating in excess and later says he was high on carbs.


Bruno and his baby are almost hit by a moving car.

Bruno visits a supposedly active terrorist and says hurtful comments about his "king". The man gets angry at Bruno and tells Bruno to get out.

Bruno is chased through the streets by an angry mob.

Not recommended for viewers under 18 due to the continuous crude sexual images and references.


Overall: 37/50 - Recommended for audiences who can handle scenes such as the motel scene in Borat.

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Rated R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language
Argentina:18 / Australia:R (DVD) / Australia:MA (edited for re-rating) / Australia:R (original rating) / Austria:14 / Belgium:KT / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:-12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 / Ireland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R15+ / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) (heavily cut) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R21 (cut) / South Korea:Limited / Spain:18 / Sweden:11 / UK:18 / UK:15 (cut) / USA:R (certificate #45372) / USA:NC-17 (original rating) / Ukraine:(Banned)

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