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Sex & Nudity

8/10

A woman opens the ties on a man's leather trousers with her teeth. He picks her up and tears off her short skirt and blouse to reveal a bra and panties (we see cleavage, and thighs); she bends away from him and he sings to her buttocks, he lifts her onto an air hockey table, pulls her legs apart, rubs her thighs, he lies on the table (his trousers still on), she straddles him at the groin and they writhe until she falls off onto the floor, (she walks out of the room with her clothing in her arms, and the man reaches into the crotch of his pants to rearrange his genitals and zip his trousers).

A man and a woman meet in a bar, he tells her to open her mouth and as she opens wider and wider, he places his tongue in her mouth and we see them licking each other's tongues; they move to the bathroom where they violently make out; they accidentally knock each other into walls and break open a machine of condoms that are thrown across the screen, and (presumably) a few months later we see her off stage at a concert with her belly swollen in pregnancy.

Two men begin to sing about their feelings, finally holding hands and kissing and one declares that they are falling in love.

A man and a woman kiss several times, briefly.

A male singer is seen in bed with three women, all completely under covers and when he gets up he is seen wearing only leather chaps as he falls into a swimming pool in his room; later, he is in bed with a woman that is under covers (we see only her hair and one bare shoulder).

A male singer lies clothed in leather trousers and no shirt, with his head on the leg of a woman wearing only a leotard; he gets up and we see the bottom of her bare buttocks and thighs.

The mayor of LA has an affair with his female assistant; they are shown entering an office in a church where she binds his wrists with rosaries, bends him forward over a desk, pulls down his trousers so that we see his briefs and spanks him with a clerical collar as the scene ends (later she is seen wearing her bra and a skirt while sitting in his lap in a city office and they kiss several times.

We see a singer at a concert where women grab him and kiss him, one for quite a long time as he tries to escape her.

Several club scenes feature female dancers wearing shorts that reveal thighs and buttocks and bare-midriff halters that reveal cleavage; they dance with writhing suggestive movements and groan in a sexual manner.

Several strip club scenes show two-dozen women wearing bras and panties or leotards with side cutouts and fishnet stockings dancing around poles on top of a bar; their dances are athletic and then suggestive with bumps and grinds and groans while men throw dollar bills at them.

The front of a strip club features four windows behind which women dance wearing bikini bathing suits that reveal , legs, cleavage, arms and shoulders; they writhe to music as advertisements of the dancing inside the club.

On stage, a male rock singer is seen shirtless, writhing to the song "Pour Some Sugar On Me," as he leans back and a sprinkler sprays him with water.

Women wearing conservative suits dance in front of a photo of a male rock star while doing pelvic thrusts, and sing about putting him out of business; the women buck in a sexual manner in the middle of the song "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."

Several scenes in a record store, a nightclub and a strip club feature many women dancing suggestively with writhing hips.

Four boy band dancers grab their groins as they perform.

A man grabs a microphone during an interview, walks close to the camera and licks the head of the microphone, then rubs it on his crotch.

A man touches and holds several women's breasts as he meets them and then walks away.

A man pinches a waitress's clothed buttocks through her dress in close-up and she walks out of the restaurant.

A woman applies for a job at a restaurant where she sees another young woman with bigger breasts being hired; the first woman looks at her own chest and frowns.

A female singer wears progressively skimpier clothing throughout the film; she progresses from a knee-length dress to miniskirts and halters, to leotard and tights and finally to a leotard and no tights with a short jacket; we see partial buttocks and moderate cleavage in most of these shots and in one scene she wears a leotard with several horizontal cutouts down the front that reveal cleavage (in a strip club).

Dozens of scenes feature scantily clad women in bars and at rock concerts wearing tank tops and low-cut blouses that reveal cleavage and bare abdomens, along with short shorts and micro-mini skirts.

Several scenes show men and women at beaches with the women wearing bikinis and shirtless men.

Three prostitutes on a street corner wear tight shorts and midriff-baring halter-tops displaying cleavage and buttocks and men whistle at them.

A valet is dressed as an African warrior wearing only a loincloth and necklaces (we see his bare chest, abdomen and legs).

A record store sign is a cutout of a woman wearing shorts with her legs spread across the name of the store.

We see a photo of a mayor's wife, nude from the waist up while at a rock concert and a male singer holding his arm out to the side to cover her breasts.

A male singer appears throughout the film bare-chested, revealing a dragon-eating-a-heart tattoo on his chest, other tattoos on his back, shoulders and arms and 6-shooters tattooed on his abdomen (the barrels disappear into his trousers).

A male singer often wears only leather chaps that reveal most of his thighs and partial buttocks with the groin area decorated with a red ruby flap and surrounded by silverwork.

A poster of a male singer wearing only chaps is shown and he stands making a rock-and-roll hand gesture while on the altar of a church.

Three women swoon and faint as a man passes by them, and other women scream with passion as he passes.

A man signs an autograph on the breasts of a woman below the screen.

One man says to another man, "I'll blow your mind"; the second man replies, "You'll blow me alright," suggesting sex.

A man tells a woman that it looked like she and another man had just had sex.

We hear that a rock singer took a college girl to his room, handcuffed her, covered her with whipped cream and wild turkey and had sex with her.

A man tells a woman that he can never have love now because his audiences and fans only want sex and he is a slave to them.

A man tells another man that a singer indulges in satanic rituals by sewing female genitalia closed.

One man tells another man that he just threw up in his pants.

A man urinates off-screen and we hear his pants unzip and zip.

In the extended cut, a man preforming a mike check states that he has an "adequately-sized, uncircumcised penis".

In the extended cut there is an extended scene of a woman dancing sexually in white lingerie.

Violence & Gore

3/10

A mugger steals a woman's suitcase.

A woman is nearly mugged on a street as two police officers drive up with lights flashing, dash from the cruiser and handcuff the attacker.

Several bar and rock concert scenes are loud with heavy metal, violent-type music and erratic, stomping dancing and hopping up and down.

Two large protest scenes show women dressed in suits and holding placards calling a nightclub filthy; they call out to passersby to help them protest and close the place down and in the second scene, rock-and-roll fans and singers line up in front of the bar and the two groups shout and sing at each other as police officers hold people back.

A club owner has guards forcibly remove her ex-husband from her establishment and he struggles on the way out.

A bar owner argues several times with his business partner and a local band promoter over shows, payment and hiring staff.

A cook finds hair in a pot of onions and his boss tells him to take out the hair and serve the onions.

A man's pet monkey trashes an office for several minutes and we see lamps and other objects being thrown and hear them crash and the floor becomes littered with debris; the monkey turns his back to a man twice and pats his own rump and later, the monkey screams and snaps his teeth at the man several times.

A man drinks an expensive bottle of wine from the bottle and the camera cuts to a stream of liquid pouring onto another man's trousers; the camera cuts back up to the first man's face and we hear his pants zip (he had urinated on the other man).

A rock singer seems to urinate through a wide arc into the crowd in front of the stage during his act, and then throws an empty beer bottle into the crowd.

Profanity

4/10

2 obscene hand gestures, 11 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 10 anatomical references, 7 mild obscenities, hundreds of people making the rock horns or devil horns hand symbol, 2 religious profanities, 8 religious exclamations.

Name-calling (unreliable, nonsensical, crazy, sick, satanic, douche, oily.)

12 stereotypical references to 1980s fashion, men, women, Asian women, rock musicians, female groupies, conservatives, strippers, body guards, club owners

8/10

The film contains a substantial amount of heavy drinking and many scenes take place in a bar where the back bar is full of wine and hard liquor bottles.

Kegs of beer are stacked inside and outside.

Tables are littered with cups of beer.

Bar patrons drink alcohol while dancing in several scenes.

People in a strip club are seen drinking alcohol in several scenes.

A man drinks beer from a pitcher.

A man tells a singer to start drinking in order to perform well onstage in several hours.

A singer seems to urinate into a concert crowd and then we see him throw an empty beer bottle into the crowd.

A man drinks an expensive bottle of wine from the bottle and the camera cuts to a stream of water (urine) pouring onto another man's trousers.

A man in a bar bends a woman backward over his knee and pours vodka down her throat.

A man toasts a crowd with a shot of whiskey.

A man drinks vodka with his business partner.

A waitress drops and breaks a full bottle of alcohol.

A limousine is equipped with a bar.

A man and a woman drink wine coolers.

A man drinks whiskey from the bottle.

One mention is made of cigarettes in a smoky bar (we see no smoking.)

We see a billboard of a Marlboro-man look-alike (no cigarettes are in the picture).

1/10

Sherrie hops on a bus to make her way to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune as a singer, within minutes of arriving she's mugged in the streets.

TOTAL CONTENT: 24/50

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Germany:6 / Germany:12 (extended cut) / Hong Kong:IIB / India:A / Ireland:12A / Japan:PG12 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / Norway:A / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #47591) / USA:R (extended cut)

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