Edward Furlong's life is turned upside down when the New
York art world goes crazy over the pictures he takes of his quirky friends and family.
Also with Christina Ricci, Martha Plimpton, Lili Taylor, Brandan Sexton III, Lauren
Hulsey, Mary Kay Place, Jean Schertler and Bess Armstrong. Directed by John Waters.
SEX/NUDITY 8 - Lots of sexual innuendo, and kissing (sometimes
passionately). Two rodents appear to be having sex with movement and sound. A man and
woman have intercourse in a voting booth (we hear them groaning and see the booth moving).
A man rubs his crotch against a vibrating washing machine while groaning pleasurably. In a
strip club, a woman removes her bra and underwear and we see her entire nude body,
including a close-up shot of her genitals (later, we see a picture of her genitals, but
it's not really identifiable). In two scenes, we see a couple
of men's bare buttocks and a
few men in underwear dancing on a bar; several times the dancers put their crotches on
men's heads. A woman in a tiny bikini and a woman in a slip dance on a bar. We see a woman
in panties and a short shirt. A woman forces two men to show their penises to her and she
takes a picture of them (we don't see them).
VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - We see a cockroach scurrying around a basket of french
fries. A girl spits up a pill.
PROFANITY 6 - About 7 F-words, lots of anatomical references, several
scatological references, many mild obscenities and insults. Someone makes an obscene
finger gesture. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fame, homosexuality, religious faith, the New York art scene,
strip clubs, shoplifting, hyperactivity, homelessness.
MESSAGE - To outsiders, a "white trash," working class lifestyle
seems pathetic . . . but it's actually a lot of fun.