Why is Veronica Mars rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Veronica Mars is rated PG-13 for for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some strong language.
Violence: A girl who has been electrocuted it seen in a bathtub. Corrupt policemen taser a man. A character uses blackmail. A group of thugs attempt to scare a woman and a man is shot when he tries to help her. Characters engage in a bar fight. A truck repeatedly smashes into a car in an attempt to kill the occupants. A character lies in order to obtain information. A character is shot in the stomach. A man, who attempts to shoot another character, is tasered and sprayed in the eyes with pepper spray.
Sexual Content: Characters talk about sex tapes and later one of the tapes is shown at an event. Characters made crude and suggestive hand gestures. A man offers to share his dirty pictures. Frequent crude sexual comments are made about homosexuals, pedophiles and body parts. Characters make crass and sexually suggestive comments. A couple kisses passionately and begins to undress. There are several scenes of implied sexual activity.
Language: The script contains frequent crude language, profanities, slurs and scatological slang along with a strong sexual expletive and several modifications of it. Frequent crude name-calling is used.
Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink alcohol on numerous occasions. A man eats a brownie laced with illegal drugs. Characters discuss illegal drug use that led to a death. A character dies of a drug overdose.