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MPAA Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and drug references

Sex & Nudity

  • Maury's last name is "Ballstein".
  • Zoolander kisses a woman at the end of the movie.
  • A woman confesses she hasn't had sex in years.
  • Multiple women in mini dresses wearing thigh high stockings.
  • Zoolander briefly seen in BDSM outfit with another man during runway picture. Last 1 second
  • Massage scene with zoolander where his penis is moving on its own to avoid getting smacked by the masseuse. Fully covered by a sheet and an attempt at comedy.
  • An orgy is depicted, most faces and arms as the camera pans around a woman. No nudity besides bare backs and shoulders.
  • Zoolander is seen modelling shirtless several times.
  • Zoolander's manager slaps a woman's (fully clothed) buttocks.
  • Woman shown in very low cut halter top at beginning of movie.
  • Hansel tells Zoolander to 'lick his butt' but Zoolander doesn't understand.
  • Hansel rips his underwear off without pulling his trousers. Afterwards, Zoolander tries to do it and accidentally gives himself a wedgie.
  • A woman admits to Zoolander and Hansel that she hasn't hugged in 3 years.' Zoolander says he does it 'more than once a week.
  • There is a kissing scene. No nudity. Characters are only shown from the shoulders up. Very tame and comedic.

Violence & Gore

  • The movie focuses on an assassination plot.
  • A woman is tossed out from the door of a building. She is not injured.
  • A woman points a gun at a man but it is knocked out of her hand. She is tripped and punched.
  • Zoolander' friends die from an explosion in a petrol station offscreen. All we see is a Starbucks cup move towards the camera.
  • A man is punched several times in the face.
  • Two men have a (comedy) fight where one man is kicked in the face repeatedly.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One reference to doing acid.
  • 4 characters drink at a bar
  • A man admits to smoking peyote.
  • A reference to cannabis is repeated twice.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The assassination attempt scene is quite intense, but ultimately is played for laughs.
  • Some themes of hypnosis and brain washing may be disturbing to some, but the whole movie is in a comedic tone and nothing is ever intense or scary.

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