Sexy, Sex and Nude Scenes
Contains a brief over-the-top fully clothed sex scene between Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston's characters. Beverly moans loudly during the scene, much to the horror of her children.
Contains comic depictions of a character masturbating in an over-the-top manner whilst watching an adult film.
The film also contains some mild breast nudity (through pornographic magazines and films), and some comedic sexual references.
Violent and Bloody Scenes
Contains frequent depictions of over-the-top violence as Kathleen Turner beats, stabs, runs over and ignites her victims. Most scenes contain some blood and gore.
Contains some scenes from horror movies (including scenes of surgical gore).
Scary and Disturbing Scenes
Some scenes of violence and gore may be unsettling for some viewers. However, all scenes are dealt with in a light hearted fashion.
This movie was offensive, vulgar, shocking, and yes, mean spirited. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't that was John Waters is all about? Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston do a wonderful job of overacting (badly) in classic Waters fashion. Liver on a fireplace poker? Turner as June Cleaver making obscene and threatening phone calls? Juror 8 (Patty Hearst) wearing white shoes after Labor Day? How can you not love it? This movie ranks up there with Citizen Ruth or Heathers as one of the best black comedies ever. And it also seems to have given some inspiration to Natural Born Killers, the finest of the genre. (Although not nearly as easy to stomach.)