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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Ally Sheedy is a heroin-addicted photographer who left the art world ten years ago and is convinced by a young magazine editor to begin showing her work again. Also with Radha Mitchell, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Sage, Gabriel Mann, David Thornton, Anh Duong and Tammy Grimes.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Sexual innuendo. Lots of passionate kissing, mostly between women. A man and woman appear to have sex with lots movement and sound; the woman remains clothed and we only see the man's bare chest. A woman fondles another woman's clothed breasts, then opens her shirt and reveals her bra; the woman then unbuttons the other's pants (we see a bit of her underwear) and begins kissing her stomach. In two scenes, we see a woman's bare breast as another woman kisses it. A naked woman is covered with a sheet (but we see her bare back) and another woman, shirtless but covered, lies on top of her; we later see photographs of this scene. A woman fondles another woman's breasts underneath her shirt; we also see photographs of this scene. We see a small part of a woman's bare buttocks as she's lying on her stomach in a bathtub, and also the side of a woman's bare buttocks and thigh while she's sitting on a toilet. Many women wear cleavage-revealing tops, and several scenes show scantily clad women.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A few people shoot up, but no blood is seen.

PROFANITY 8 - Nearly 40 F-words, several scatological references, one anatomical reference and one mild obscenity. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drug addiction, lesbianism, betrayal, disillusionment, ambition, fame, falling in love.

MESSAGE - Sometimes there's nothing you can do to help a person abandon his or her self-destructive lifestyle.

Special Keywords: S7 - V1 - P8 - MPAAR

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