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Sex & Nudity

  • There Is a brief moment in Johnny's cabin when Jennifer Grey's bare left breast is visible. It's actually a 'continuity' error, because in the next camera shot, from a different position, the breast is now covered by the sheets.
  • Dancing scenes involve body rubbing, grinding, and dry humping moves while dancing... thus the name, "Dirty Dancing".
  • A brief sex scene but no actual sex is shown.
  • 3 love scenes, a brief glance of the backside of the main male characters buttock when he gets out of bed.
  • In the water scene where the 2 main characters are learning lifts, The female lead's nipples are visible through her white shirt. However, this scene is short, and the camera is zoomed out, making this easily missable.
  • When the female character changes clothes in the back of the car, the male character watches from the rear-view mirror.

Violence & Gore

  • Two men fight.
  • There is a scene where a character gets a back street abortion (since abortion was illegal in 1963) and she is obviously in a lot of pain, blood is seen on her clothes.


  • Shit is used a few times
  • At least 1 goddamn
  • 1 use of ass.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some characters are seen drinking and/or smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some may find the aftermath of Penny's botched abortion to be mildly upsetting.

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