Being There (1979)
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Sex & Nudity
- Chance kisses Shirley M., which she naturally interprets as him being interested in her sexually; he is really mimicking what actors are doing in a kissing scene as he watches it on TV. He abruptly stops kissing her when the scene ends, which confuses her.
- Confused, McClaine asks him what he likes. He replies, "I like to watch", referring to TV. She thinks he means he likes to watch others engaging in sexual activities. McClaine's character masturbates, replete with moaning sounds of pleasure, while on the floor beside the bed upon which Chance is sitting. There is no nudity. (She does not know that Chance is watching TV instead of watching her.) This scenario would be confusing to children.
- There is one scene in which a man asks Chance if he has ever had sex with another man.
- There is a joke about genital size.
- Shirley M. climbs on Chance on his bed and kisses him. She moves his hand up under her dressing gown and places his hand on her leg.
Violence & Gore
- A man pulls out a knife and points it at the main character in a threatening manner.
- Profanity includes: 2 instances occurrences of the "damn"; 3 uses of "shit"; 1 use of "hell"; 7 uses of "ass"; & 2 uses of "bastard".
- Other profanity: "chickenshit", "asshole". Blasphemy using God's name in vain occurs: multiple times.
- As the closing credits roll, bloopers from a scene that does not appear in the movie are played: Sellers, while lying on a gurney, tries in vain to recite the "message" given by the gang leader, which includes quite a bit of swearing.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- The occasional cigarette, as well as casual drinking of alcohol, occurs throughout the movie.
- No illicit drug use.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Rated PG for language, sexual material, and some thematic elements.