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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

Drama charting social, racial and cultural differences on a large state college campus.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Three sex scenes, where we see bare buttocks. Homosexuality and sexual identity are explored -- one of the sex scenes implies a lesbian relationship, including kissing between two women. Birth control is also a topic.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - One attempted rape scene in which a woman asks a man to stop because he is not wearing a condom; he refuses and becomes violent. Many fist fight scenes in which jaws, noses and eyes are bloodied. Some display and waving around of guns. One very violent scene in which a character shoots into a crowd, killing two people. One victim is seen covered in blood and blood spurts from her mouth as she dies. One scene in which a character is beaten and kicked by campus police.

PROFANITY 9 - The whole spectrum of foul language and profane terms are employed. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Racism, sexism, premarital sex, rape, manipulation and brain washing, homosexuality, corruption of authority.

MESSAGE - One has to find oneself before one can deal with others or the world.

Special Keywords: S5 - V7 - P9 - MPAAR

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