What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is not a mild, PG-13 teen flick. It's a raunchy, bawdy high school comedy about friends who just want to have sex. Like a more graphic American Pie, the film features a great deal of nudity (full frontal in a lengthy shower scene) and explicit sex talk, as the guys look to lose their virginities or just get more notches on their belt. Since it's set in the 1950s, a few hate words referring to African Americans, Jews, and Latinos are said quite openly.
- Families can talk about teen sexuality and the legacy of raunchy high school films. The movie was made in the '80s but set in the '50s. What has changed in the way high school students talk about and approach sex? What movies accurately depict teen life today?