Why is Footloose (1984) rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Footloose (1984) is rated PG for (Edited for re-rating. In 1983 - Rated: R.)
Violence: Teen characters engage in dangerous stunts. Characters fight, including a boy who beats a girl, causing bloody injuries and a black eye. One boy’s face is covered with blood after a fight in a bar. A fatal accident is discussed. Citizens engage in book burning. Characters argue loudly on several occasions.
Sexual Content: Characters talk about a schoolmate who had a baby out of wedlock. They discuss birth control. Frequent sexual innuendo includes comments about making out, teen sexual activities, and some suggestive dance moves and hand actions. A girl asks a boy to kiss her. Teens kiss. A character suggests dancing is "sexually irresponsible". Teen males shower in a locker room with some buttock nudity depicted.
Language: The script contains frequent profanities, scatological slang, some crude sexual terms, rude anatomical phrases and terms of Deity. Characters make a crude, sexual hand gesture.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Teen and young adult characters drink and smoke on several occasions. One character deals with stress by smoking a cigarette and drinking alcohol while driving. Teens also use and attempt to sell illegal drugs. Characters make comments about drug use. The storyline implies drug use may have been involved in a fatal accident. Characters talk about sniffing household products.