Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 17 and under
Paris Hilton's horrendous, predictable sex romp.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film treats everyone in it in a derogatory fashion. There's the Indian girl who's nicknamed "Poopoo," the horrendous stereotype of the Mexican rental agent, the drag queen geisha who's the main character's inexplicable sidekick, the promiscuous gay men, and the self-loathing fat girls. Kathy cheats on her husband, who cheated on her, and boys are depicted as mindless horndogs who are incapable of real relationships. The movie's crude sexuality -- stripteases for teachers, sex toys, dog gags, orgies, threesomes in bathroom stalls, etc., -- leads us to give it an "off" rating, even for 17+, because it's marketed to a younger audience drawn to tabloid queen Paris Hilton.
- Families can talk about how girls police one another based on money, body size, race, and sexuality. Do these differences tell you anything about who the person is? Have you ever shied away from talking to someone because they were different from you? Have you ever gossiped about a girl because she didn't fit the stereotype of the tall, beautiful, blond, rich girl? Does the movie teach any good lessons at all (even indirectly) about judging others?
The good stuff
Positive messages: Lots of stereotyping of an East Indian girl, Mexicans, the Japanese, fat girls, and homosexuals. A father feels up his daughter's friend. Victoria is vicious and humiliates the girls because she can. She treats everyone horribly and expects them to kowtow to her.
What to watch for
Violence: Not an issue
Sexy stuff: Everything horrible you would expect. Lots of naked breasts -- including one shot of breasts scarred by implant cuts. Talk about "gangbangs," "rim jobs," and the size of boys' penises. A girl finds a vibrator and is shoved into a closet to use it for the first time. There's a threesome in a bathroom stall. Victoria has her dog lick her boyfriend's penis. There's an orgy, sucking of toes, and Victoria does a stripper dance for her teacher in the middle of class. There are also scenes of girls kissing each other and lesbians preying on straight girls.
Language: Lots of crude language, including "hell," "jackass," "c--k," "bitch," "s--t," "ho," "dickless wonder," "f--k," and "bulls--t."
Consumerism: The film is practically a commercial for Paris Hilton's inexplicable career. Other products are also named, including FHM magazine, NetZero, Apple computers, and Classmates.com.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Kathy is constantly drinking and asks her roommate where she can get illicit drugs. Dax takes Ecstacy before trying to have sex with a girl.