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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic [2005] [NR] - 8.5.8



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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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Comedienne Sarah Silverman's live performance, framed by songs and a subplot concerning a couple of her friends, tackles many subjects, from religion to sex, to race to the Holocaust and 9/11, in exceptionally explicit fashion. Also with Brian Posehn, Bob Odenkirk, Laura Silverman and La'vin Kiyano. Directed by Liam Lynch. [1:12]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - We see a woman leaning over a table with a man thrusting from behind her (the woman is imagining herself in a pornographic movie). A man masturbates offstage while watching a woman perform her comedy routine (we hear rhythmic squishy sounds). A man tells a woman that he will masturbate another man into a cup for her. A woman talks about watching a pornographic movie and that a man was masturbating in the movie.
 A woman kisses her reflection in a mirror with extreme passion (she moans a lot) for an extended period, and a woman leans into a mirror as if to kiss her reflection.
 A woman talks about licking jelly off her boyfriend's genitals. A woman talks about a man dipping a part of his genitals into a drink. A woman talks about showering with her boyfriend and that her chest always ends up extremely clean.
 A woman stands in front of a man, she raises his legs and she thrusts toward him as if they are having sex. A woman holds a microphone to her crotch and another one to her anus and we hear voices singing a song.
 A woman sings a song about taking drugs so that you can have sex without crying, having sex with her father, and "gang banging." A woman talks about birth control methods, about different types of sexual intercourse, and about her 7-year-old niece coming out as gay.
 A woman wears a short top and low slung pants that reveal her bare abdomen and a woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage.
 A woman talks about exotic dancers and that exotic dance clubs are a gateway to porn. A woman talks about suing her agent for sexual harassment even though he didn't do anything.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A woman talks about having been raped by her doctor, and a woman talks about suspecting that her grandmother had been raped.
 A woman talks about the Holocaust and refers to it as the "alleged" Holocaust (being ironic). A woman talks about 9/11 and how the airlines could use that scenario as a positive in their advertising.
 A woman talks about "de-boning babies" for a gem that is found at the tip of their tailbone. A woman talks about exhuming her grandmother's body to perform a rape exam on her. A woman talks about exotic dancers and about waxing their anus.
 A woman sings a song called "You're Gonna Die Soon" to several elderly people. A woman yells at a dead woman in a coffin, grabs her by the shoulders and shakes her.
 A woman talks about having been a bed wetter, a woman talks about someone having urinated in her can of soda, a woman talks about having bowel movements in one's pants, and a woman talks about someone flatulating in a car with the heat on and the windows rolled up.
 A woman yells at a man. A woman has a mustache, like that which Hitler had, painted on her face.

PROFANITY 8 - 34 F-words and its derivatives, 2 obscene hand gestures, 30 sexual references, 16 scatological terms, 40 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (jerks, retarded), 4 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 5 derogatory terms for Asian-Americans, 5 derogatory terms for people of small stature, 3 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 1 religious profanity, 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman smokes marijuana from a large pipe in two scenes and a woman sings a song about taking drugs so that you can have sex without crying. A woman acts drunk and carries a bottle of alcohol in her hand.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Success, the Holocaust, religion in relationships, Christianity, Judaism, AIDS, ethnic humor, incest, homosexuality, 9/11, sexual harassment, Martin Luther King, Nazis, Hitler, business, racism, stereotypes, virginity.

MESSAGE - Everything should be fodder for humor, even subjects that are considered taboo, uncomfortable or offensive.

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