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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some strong language, some suggestive material and drug references

Sex & Nudity

  • Two characters passionately kiss together while a man puts his body in between a woman's legs and thrusts. Moaning is heard.
  • A man says that he likes "eating pussy"
  • The torso of a mannequin with prominent breasts is briefly featured on screen during a dance sequence.
  • A man is seen secretly looking at a porno magazine then putting it back.
  • Visual references to "sex" on a newspaper
  • Men and women are seen in swimsuits. Minimal nudity

Violence & Gore

  • While singing "Therapy," two characters do a gun gesture with their fingers, point their hands to their head, and imitate being dead, mimicking suicide by gun. However, it is very brief and is played for laughs.


  • 1 use of "fuck" (said very brief during the song 30/90), 1 use of "crap", 1 use of "piss", 5 uses of "shit" (1 mouthed), a use of "pussy" in a crude sexual context and single uses of both "ass" and "damn".
  • Fuck is used once on the 30th line of the song 30/90

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A single verbal reference to finding "cocaine"
  • A man says that the drugs at artist parties are always the best
  • Main actor shown smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Visual and verbal representation of those who've died of HIV/AIDS.
  • Disturbing side effects to a consumer product are discussed, including skin scales, full hair loss, and toxic shock syndrome.


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A few sad scenes near the film's end. The scene where Michael reveals he's HIV positive, and in which Jonathan expresses his grief in the song "Why" can be very emotional. Jonathan Larson's untimely death is mentioned by the film's narrator's toward the end, as it leads to the final song performed in the film, it can be quite emotional.

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