Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • Jesus finds the temple filled with prostitutes, gamblers, thieves, and people selling their wares. This is also an important scene to the plot, and comes from Matthew 21:12 (Jesus becomes angry and overturns the tables of the traders and dove sellers). Even in this scene, the women are dressed like prostitutes - not naked, and there's no sex going on.
  • The scene at Herod's palace is somewhat suggestive.

Violence & Gore


  • The use of the word "damn" is used in a religious manner.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One brief scene involves a drug dealer at the temple, drugs and paraphernalia are shown, and the dealer smokes what appears to be marijuana.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Very young or sensitive viewers may find Judas's suicide (by hanging) disturbing as it is not merely implied but shown from start to finish and a few seconds beyond.
  • A lot of the movie is intense. Namely: The crucifixion, The 39 lashes, and some of the music sounds disturbing.

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