October  2003 - kids-in-mind.com


MPAA Rating: R

A young woman with dreams of success in the fashion industry and a certain 
knack for style, finds herself in the house of Poncho Ramirez, a designer who 
isn't really sure where his next hit will come from -- his padded cups for men's 
underwear are apparently a flop. With Katie MacNicol, David Thornton, Saundra 
Santiago, Jerry Grayson and Juan Hernandez. Directed by Michele Maher. (1:27)

SEX/NUDITY 5 - We see men wearing underwear with a padded, enlarged crotch; 
we see them on billboards (the tag line is "criminally large") and on 
mannequins. A man removes his pants in a roomful of people who look and point at his 
underwear, which have an enlarged, padded crotch. A man caresses the enlarged 
crotch of a mannequin. A man and a woman kiss a few times. A man begins to take 
his shirt off in front of another man and they flirt. A woman caresses a man's 
hair and hugs him. A young woman says "peel of my Ponchos" (a pair of jeans) 
several times in a television ad, and a teenage girl says the same thing in 
front of a mirror. People discuss advertising campaigns and suggest having women 
together, men together, kiddie porn, and molestation. In a TV ad boys are 
shown in their underwear in a locker room and a man touches one on the back with 
a horse whip, in a suggestive way. A woman flirts with a man and men admire 
women walking on a runway in a fashion show. Women wear short tops that reveal 
bare abdomens and opaque tank tops that show their nipples. Women wear low-cut 
tops that reveal cleavage. A man makes a remark about "doing" a woman (he 
seems to mean doing her hair).

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman steps off a curb and is hit by a bus or truck (we 
do not see the aftermath). A woman slaps a man in the face. We see a woman tied 
to a chair with plastic wrap and gagged. A woman screams and pounds on a 
punching bag with a baseball bat, and a man hits a punching bag with a baseball 
bat repeatedly. A man yells at and confronts a man. A woman struggles with 
another woman over jeans in a store; they tug back and forth on the pants and yell 
at each other. A woman runs into a man and knocks him to the floor. Two women 
argue. A woman is knocked down and we see her with a slightly bloody, swollen 
lip. A woman is startled when a man touches her from behind.

PROFANITY 9 - 48 F-words, 6 sexual references, 7 scatological terms, 5 
anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 1 
religious profanity, 9 religious exclamations.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fashion, the fashion industry, fraud, greed, fads, porn, 
rape, molestation, shock value and advertising, homosexuality, NY nightlife, 
IPOs, the stock market, drug dealing.

MESSAGE - The key to happiness for some people is indeed money. The fashion 
industry is basically amoral.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.)