|Video Release:||14 Aug 2001|
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Why Is Josie And The Pussycats Rated PG-13?
Just a cat’s whisker better than most TV animations turned real, Josie has some fun music and a story about media manipulation that, a least for a few minutes, is somewhat engaging. However, no matter what the Archie comics website advises, we feel the PG-13 rating is justified due to language. As well, these girls are big on flesh and short on fabric.
Two men (one of them the pilot) parachute from a plane, leaving the four other occupants aboard to die. After exchanging verbal insults, a man and a woman exchange physical hits. Two women are set up to be alone so two men with baseball bats can try and kill them. Two women physically fight, including hair pulling. Woman and man physically fight. Core plot involves criminal use of media for mind control, with U.S. government approval.
Sexual Content: C+
In nearly every scene, Josie and her band members are dressed in tiny outfits that reveal a lot of leg, cleavage, and at times are somewhat transparent or form fitting across their breasts. Other sexual content: Opening song has a double sexual meaning on the soundtrack CD (see our music review), but words are obscured by screaming fans. Girl holds sign with the name of the band written on it, but it is intentionally positioned to create a double sexual meaning. Man and woman launch insults at each other, including mentioning breast and penile implants. Woman asks for change for a tampon. Woman briefly seen in an even briefer bikini. Shoulder shots of girls seen in shower and bathtub. Girls offer to expose tattoos on their bodies, but the scene cuts before we see them. Man touches woman’s back while she’s wearing a revealing backless top. Naked man- except for a carefully positioned guitar. Unmarried man and woman kiss.
No extreme profanities heard. Otherwise, at least: 2 moderate profanities, 1 written anatomical slang term, 22 mild profanities, 9 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B