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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

Jerry Springer plays none other than himself in this ostensibly fictional account about the making of a Jerry Springer talk show.

SEX/NUDITY 8 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including one reference to bestiality and several to oral sex). Kissing, often passionately. A woman unzips a man's pants and kneels in front of him; we hear the sounds of her performing fellatio. We see and hear another woman performing fellatio (no body parts are shown). A man and woman have sex (we them moving rhythmically; we only see the woman's bare back) and he spanks her buttocks. A few times we hear people having sex and moving under covers (we only see backs and arms). A woman throws a birth-control device at another woman and condoms are briefly mentioned. Many scantily-clad women (in tank tops, short skirts and shorts, bras, underwear). A naked man covers his genitals with a pillow. A woman reveals a tattoo on her buttocks. A woman flashes her breasts at the camera and one woman flashes her breasts, removes her shirt, dances suggestively, and is joined by another topless woman; they kiss passionately and then sit on a man's lap, continuing to hug and kiss. A man flirts with, kisses, and allegedly sleeps with a man dressed as a woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Several fights between women; they pull hair, slap, choke and kick. A man and woman slap each other. A woman punches a man in the face. Often, a crowd cheers the fight on.

PROFANITY 8 - About 50 F-words, many anatomical references, many scatological references, and many obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fidelity and betrayal, dysfunctional families and relationships, sexual relationships, bad taste.

MESSAGE - Even the most poor and pathetic souls deserve an opportunity to air their dirty laundry -- and Jerry Springer is kind enough to give them a forum.

Special Keywords: S8 - V3 - P8 - MPAAR

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