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Sex and the City [2008] [R] - 9.1.5



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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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This film version of HBO's popular adult TV series about New York City women and their sexual encounters, picks up three years after the series has ended. High drama and high fashion take center-stage, along with New York City and sex. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson and Candice Bergen. Directed by Michael Patrick King. [2:28]

SEX/NUDITY 9 - In one scene one woman is shown having sex several different times with several different men (breasts, bare buttocks, chest and legs are visible, and we see thrusting and hear moaning).
 A man has sex with two women: we see their naked bodies, including one woman's breasts and a man's naked buttocks and we hear moaning, see thrusting and the man grabs a woman's bare breasts.
 A man and woman have sex: they are upright in bed with the man behind the woman grabbing her exposed breasts and placing a hand on her vagina. A man and woman are shown having sex (he is bare-chested and her bare breasts are visible).
 We see a couple having sex, and their legs are intertwined (they are wearing shirts). A man and woman are shown kissing passionately, and he kisses her breasts while she's up against a wall (it is implied that they are going to have sex and her cleavage is visible in a low-cut dress). A woman and man are shown having sex, and the man is shown on top of the woman and they kiss (their bare shoulders are visible). A woman lies naked on a table covered in food while waiting on her lover.
 A man is shown nude while showering (his bare back, chest, buttocks and a side glimpse of his genitals are seen). We see a woman's pubic hair coming out of her bathing suit. A woman is shown showering and we see her stomach, back, legs and side of her breast (her arm is covering most of her breast). We see a man's bare buttocks as he walks away.
 A bare-chested man wearing jockey shorts puts what appears to be his erect penis near a woman's face, and the woman reaches inside the jockey shorts and pulls out a box.
 Women wear low-cut dresses and blouses that reveal cleavage in many scenes, and women wear short dresses and appear in various states of undress in many scenes. A woman is shown wearing a black bra and panties as she searches through her closet. A woman is shown wearing panties. A man appears shirtless in several advertisements and we see the same man shirtless five more times. We see a shirtless man walking around his home. A man is shown wearing pink pumps with his business suit (it is implied that he is gay). Male genitals are visible in a painting.
 A woman wearing a bikini and a man wearing swim trunks begin to hug and kiss on a beach and one of the woman's breasts is exposed. A woman and man embrace and kiss passionately, and we see them lying on the floor -- they are fully dressed. A man and woman kiss before they begin to have sex. We see a honeymoon couple kissing passionately.
 Two men are shown kissing on the street. Two men kiss during New Year's Eve. We see a couple in bed snuggling and reading. A man and woman kiss during New Year's Eve while drinking champagne. A man smacks his girlfriend on the buttocks. A man and a woman kiss when they greet each other, in several scenes.
 A man and woman discuss their sex life with each other. Women use a euphemism for sex and discuss orgasms. Women talk about oral sex and wanting to have oral sex with a man. A woman talks about her neighbor's frequent sexual encounters with different women. A woman talks about getting a "booty call." A woman remarks on a man's bad tasting semen. A little girl repeats the word "sex" after she hears adult women talk about it; she appears to be 4 or 5 years old, and the adults laugh and say she doesn't understand (this happens twice). A song refers to being sexy.
 A man is caught looking at a woman's exposed cleavage. A dog is shown thrusting against a pillow and later against a dog toy.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A woman hits a man on the head in anger. A woman hits a man repeatedly with flowers. A woman throws red paint on another woman's fur coat yelling, "Fur is murder!"
 A child with a scary mask on runs down an aisle in a store and collides with a woman, startling her.
 A woman defecates on herself.

PROFANITY 5 - 6 F-words and its derivatives, 43 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol on many occasions including at functions, at home, on vacation, at bars, nightclubs, at a dinner, at a party and when they are upset. A woman gets drunk twice. A woman mimics smoking.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sex, friendship, homosexuality, love, forgiveness, fashion, consumerism, marriage, relationships, communication, adultery, adoption, pregnancy, name-calling, separation, divorce, romance, therapy, weight control, anxiety, advertising, product placement, airbrushing, getting older, being single, depression, anti-fur demonstrations.

MESSAGE - Friendship and love endure when forgiveness and communication is plentiful. People are engaging in a lot of sex.

Special Keywords: S9 - V1 - P5 - MPAAR

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