What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ass Backwards is a crass comedy written by and starring June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson. The characters are incredibly dim hopefuls in a beauty pageant, and through all the silliness, there is a brief message about how women should not rely on others to decide how beautiful they are. Language is the major issue, with many uses of "f--k," "s--t," and a use of "c--ksucker," as well as exclamatory mentions of "God" and "Jesus." There's some very mild, brief nudity, and some sexual innuendo. One character is a "cage dancer" in a club and another takes hormone shots with hypodermic needles (her needles fall into the hands of some dismayed children in one shot). A minor character is said to be a sex addict and a meth addict. He is shown smoking meth and drinking whisky in one scene.
  • Families can talk about the nature of beauty pageants. What are the good and bad aspects of beauty pageants? What do the characters learn here?
  • What does the movie have to say about female body image?
  • Since the two lead actresses wrote the movie and their own roles, what positive female attributes (or negative stereotypes) can be seen? What's funny about characters that are not very smart?
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