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MPAA Rated R for strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity, bloody violence, drug use, and pervasive language.

Sex & Nudity

  • A dark series of tunnels contain BDSM play and nude patrons. Both male and female.
  • Suggestive dancing throughout in various degrees of undress.
  • There is tons of nudity during the party scenes, with dancing some engaged in sex that is shown as the camera pans over three crowd. Lots of topless women, along with some male and female breasts, buttocks/frontal seen.
  • Two scenes depicting women sexually kissing each other.
  • A woman sings a song that could be interpreted as being about a cat or about female genitalia.
  • At an orgy, a man on a stage in front of many women presents a small person holding a giant fake penis. The genitalia is in view for over a minute while the jazz band talks. At the end of their conversation it sprays fake semen over the audience.
  • Nellie does a dance on a table in front of a group of men during the filming of a movie scene, and she lifts up of her dress and shows her underwear. She also pulls down her dress and in a separate closeup shot you see her bare breast.
  • Groups of nude women including full frontal female nudity
  • Lots of frequent debauchery are shown.

Violence & Gore

  • There are two women fighting in a cage seen covered in both mud and blood. Blood sprays from both of their faces each time they get punched.
  • A man is hit in the neck with a spiked club. We see lots of blood gush out of the wound, and once the club is removed from his neck, blood sprays out
  • A woman "fights" a rattlesnake in the desert. But it bites her neck and she passes out. The snake is cut in half and the head of the snake gets removed from her neck; we see a brief blood spray. The wound is seen in closeup as another woman sucks out the venom from her neck.
  • A man shoots himself and blood goes on a bathroom wall
  • A hitman kills two people in a kitchen. Lots of blood sprays on the wall and onto another man.
  • A newspaper briefly shows an image of a woman who has slit her wrists. This is shown quickly and in black and white.
  • During the shooting of a battle sequence, many extras sustain injuries which are shown afterwards. This includes brief sightings of legs and necks that are slashed, along with a man who is shown dead, having been stabbed through the stomach with a flagpole with some blood around the wound.
  • A woman is shown briefly after ODing. She has froth at the mouth and blood streaming out of her nose. This is not too graphic.
  • A masked man eats a rat. Moderately graphic
  • A man dies from heat exhaustion in a box. Not very graphic
  • There is a brief suicide offscreen


  • 165 uses of "fuck", 38 uses of "ass", 33 uses of "shit", 3 uses of "cunt", 4 uses of "pussy" and "prick", and 10 uses of "goddamn"
  • 4 uses of the n-word 4 uses of j-w 1 use of f-got 1 use of r-tard

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Constant smoking and drinking, with many characters shown dependent on such substances.
  • Cocaine is snorted multiple times throughout. Drug addiction plays a major role in the movie.
  • Nellie is constantly getting illicit substances from an on-set drug dealer, sometimes popping pills to help calm her nerves.
  • A person dies from a drug overdose at a party. We see a lot of puke around her mouth and some blood is shown streaming from her nose
  • The movie codifies drug, alcohol use and ties its use to happier times in the characters lives as the movie progresses.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Much like "The Wolf of Wall Street", there are lots of scenes depicting wild and reckless behavior throughout the movie, with lots of characters shown acting recklessly under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Aside from that, there are also a couple of scenes of graphic violence.
  • Certain parts can be bad for people with epilepsy. A lot of flashing images.
  • James Mckay is a very creepy and frightening character.
  • There is a brief offscreen suicide.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • The camera zooms in on three separate partners engaged in intercourse, with one man getting a beer bottle shoved into his rectum.

Violence & Gore

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The suicide of Jack Conrad is very upsetting.
  • A lot of characters die towards the end. Very sad and upsetting.
  • The blockhouse sequence has a very eerie and sinister atmosphere and its the most disturbing part of the movie, it makes for an uncomfortable watch.
  • Jack Conrad's suicide is by far the most emotional and upsetting scene in the film.

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