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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a reference each to t*t and t*ttie.
  • There are various phrases of innuendo such as "a lady never tells" and "legend is achieved with the head cheerleader."
  • There is a scene with the girls in the locker room talking, all in bras and panties, mostly bikini cut.
  • In one scene a girl seduces a boy by taking off her top, just parts of the lacy bra and her bare shoulders are seen, but the young man's expression makes the action clear.
  • A boy sits on a toilet seat as he's seducing a girl, she's leaning into him. They are both fully dressed, but his hands run up and down her legs, pushing up her skirt. A significant amount of thigh is seen, including the lace tops of her thigh highs and garters.
  • One character refers to someone as having "nailed every wench in school." The reply is that he "couldn't get nailed in wood shop."

Violence & Gore

  • There is 1 scene where a girl slaps a guy in the face, 1 where boxing is shown on television and another where a guy grabs another guy angrily.


  • Several swear words: fucking (1), shit (7), dick (1), bastard (1), ass (1), asshole (3), bullshit (3), retard is used too.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are about 4 drinking scenes and another scene where high school kids are playing a poker game and smoking cigars.
  • There are two parties in the film. At the first party, the main character has red wine spilled on her by another guest. At the second party, the main character is seen drinking straight vodka and is drunk and stumbling around the house. Other party guests are seen drinking wine and beer.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

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