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MPAA Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • A couple frequently kiss each other.
  • A man and woman kiss passionately. The woman takes off her top and they are interrupted form continuing. Her bare back and panties are shown.
  • A man and woman are shown sitting side to side with minimal clothes on (bra, underwear, etc.) Sex is implied.
  • A couple appear to be having sex when they get a telemarketing call. Hard thrusting clearly is visible, but no genitalia or nudity is clearly seen. There is a lot of loud moaning. This scene lasts about ten seconds and is played as comical, though fairly graphic.
  • Several scenes containing non-sexual graphic nudity (and all nudity occurs during a stop-motion animated movie/ is shown on a CGI creature). See spoilers for more details.
  • An automated voice over the speaker in an elevator makes suggestive comments towards a man.
  • There's an orgy with several couples having sex simultaneously. The scene lasts several seconds. Thrusting is visible and moaning can be heard faintly. It is somewhat graphic, with some glimpses of breast and butt nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • Characters are beaten violently with fists, objects, and etc. throughout the film. Some blood.
  • In a claymation sequence, a man gets his head smashed by a rock. Blood and brain matter is present, but looks fake.


  • Several back-to-back uses of "nigga" and "shit" when Cash entertains partygoers at Lift's mansion with an improvised rap.
  • 160 uses of "fuck", 50 uses of "shit", 1 use of "cunt"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Weed is very prominent in the film as its used for the characters to calm down from their stress.
  • Cocaine is also used in the film.
  • People drink and smoke

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A couple of jumpscares, as well as the horrifying twist ending at the end
  • This movie is directed by an activist and although it is a comedy it has very dark moments, surreal imagery and is a full blown satire of capitalism


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

Sex & Nudity

  • The male equisapiens created by WorryFree have large (and either CG or prosthetic) penises. They're not focused on, but are visible during the scenes involving them.
  • Suspecting himself to be turning to an equisapien, Cassius asks a doctor and his girlfriend to examine his penis to see it's become abnormal. No nudity is shown and the scene is meant to be comedic.

Violence & Gore

  • During the riot scenes there is at first minimal violence like cops hitting people out of the way but at the end of the film the riots become very violent. Cops beat people and the sound is very graphic. The main character deals with a good amount of pain when changing to a half horse half human creature.
  • Cassius is hit on the head with a can of cola. He is visibly injured for the second half of the movie.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some of the cocaine is laced with a chemical that turns people into half horse half human creatures.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • At the end of the film it gets really intense. The riots start from being mild to very violent in a couple of seconds. It's very stressful and violent. Although it ends out ok it is very prolonged throughout the film.
  • At the end of the film, it is revealed that the WorryFree plans to turn their workers into half-horse, half-human creatures called 'Equisapiens'. The introduction of this element into the story is quite horrifying, and may frighten a lot of viewers, especially when Cassius is transformed towards the end of the film.

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