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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

Pamela Anderson Lee is a tough woman in a tough future world where a pair of contact lenses are of the utmost importance.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Scantily clad women, sexual innuendo, a woman's breasts and buttocks are seen a few times (once she steps out of a bath covered in bubbles, once she's hosed down while on a trapeze as a stripper).

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Explosions, property damage, lots of gunfire (mostly automatics) with many people (some blood), lots of martial arts fighting (punches, kickboxing), some fistfights, one torture scene. People are injured with a crane and forklift, one person gets hit in the head with a stiletto heel.

PROFANITY 7 - 10+ F-words, some scatological references, mild obscenities and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The future, mercenaries, silicon breast implants.

MESSAGE - A woman can be as tough as any man.

(Note: A video version contains additional nudity: mostly Pamela Anderson Lee topless.)

Special Keywords: S5 - V8 - P7 - MPAAR

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