Why is Burlesque rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Burlesque is rated PG-13 for for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.
Violence: A woman smashes the window of another’s car after a verbal fight. Several other characters also exchange angry words.
Sexual Content: Characters wear revealing and skimpy dance costumes. Male buttock nudity and female back nudity is seen. Dancers performer erotic and sexually suggestive dance moves. Hetero and homosexual sex is implied. Couples are seen in bed together. A man and woman kiss.
Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, profanities, scatological slang and numerous sexually suggestive comments.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently in a bar setting and at home. Several characters drink to deal with problems. Some are portrayed as being drunk. Cigars and cigarette use is depicted.