Saturday Night Fever (1977) [Reclassified 2017]
(14A) Coarse Language, Sexual Violence
Drama. Based on the New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" by Nik Cohn. An Italian American teenager (John Travolta) in Brooklyn finds solace from the troubles in his life by going out disco dancing.

Content Elements:
Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
Infrequent use of sexual language and references
Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence – no blood, little detail
Infrequent portrayals of sexual assault – no nudity, little detail
Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – buttock nudity, some detail
Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use in a recreational context

Thematic Elements:
Coming of age
Gender and power
Feeling trapped

Classification Rationale:
Rated 14A for frequent coarse language and portrayals of sexual assault, as well as some sexual content and substance abuse

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