PG-13 is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to
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parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might be suited for these children. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language (ex: f**k, c**t, n****r), children activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than partial nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words (such as f**k), though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than 5 uses of such expletives requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.
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