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Parents Guide for
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An illustration of a breast is seen on a real movie poster, non-sexual. One character is said to be a transvestite and there is some brief mild sexual dialogue.

Ed Wood is seen wearing women's clothing.

A boy briefly grabs Vampira's breasts during a movie premiere.

A woman throws household items at her boyfriend including glass items and comically chases him around with a frying pan. Distraught partially from drug abuse, a man attempts suicide with a revolver, but he doesn't go through with it. The same character is seen with track marks on his arms from said drug abuse.

A giant rubber octopus prop falls from the ceiling and lands on a man, they think he is dead but then he gets up.

Mainly played for laughs.

Fairly strong language. 7 uses of the 'f' word, a few uses of "shit", "cocksucker" and "asshole" and several uses of "goddamn". Other mild profanities throughout the film.

Implied use of morphine, the needles are shown and the pain of it. A character is seen quitting morphine "cold turkey" in a padded cell, screaming in pain. . People are seen smoking (keep in mind this was before cigarettes had warning labels) and drinking.

The scene where Bela Lugosi holds a revolver to his head preparing to commit suicide and asking Ed Wood to come with him is extremely intense, but he doesn't go through with it.

The scene when Dolores throws stuff at Ed might be a little intense, but is meant to be funny.

A scene of Bela Lugosi in rehab after quitting morphine "cold turkey" screaming in pain might disturb viewers.

Some scenes with a fake octopus may be scary to younger viewers. But's pathetically fake so it really isn't scary at all.

The entire movie is about a man who is a transvestite. The situations exploring that detail, such as him making a movie about transvestism , and doing a strip-act in drag might be a little uncomfortable for those who are sensitive to that subject.

Overall okay for 15+ due to the adult themes.

Suggested MPAA Rating R: for Mature Thematic Material, Crude Suggestive Humor & Strong Substance Use

Rated R for some strong language

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