What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Look of Love follows the life of Paul Raymond, who built an empire of strip clubs, erotic revues, and adult magazines in London in the 1960s and '70s, eventually becoming the United Kingdom's richest man. Expect lots of debauchery, including drinking, hard drugs (people are seen snorting cocaine, and there's a tragic overdose), smoking, sex (including threesomes/other combinations), and nudity. Naked women -- both topless and bottomless -- are seen in many, many scenes, either performing on stage or in Raymond's bedroom. There's also some strong language ("f--king," etc.).

  • Families can talk about The Look of Love's main character. What do you think of Paul Raymond as a husband and father? He's devoted to his kids, but is he a good parent?

  • How does the movie portray drinking, drugs, and smoking? Are there consequences? Are they realistic?

  • What's the movie's attitude toward sex? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values on this topic.

  • How does Raymond's behavior affect the other people around him? How accurate do you think the movie is to his life? Why do filmmakers sometimes adjust facts?

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