Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1953 NR 1h 31m DVD

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1953 NR 1h 31m DVD
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Two showgirls board a luxury liner to Paris. Engaged to be married, fair-haired Lorelei is unknowingly tracked by a private investigator who was hired by her future father-in-law. But the detective only has eyes for her brunette friend, Dorothy.
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray
Howard Hawks
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a classic musical comedy full of dated stereotypes. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" is a popular song from the movie but also the main theme, with the importance of finding a rich husband strongly emphasized. Women are mostly portrayed as dumb vixens, men are taken in by a pretty face, and everyone smokes and drinks. But, although sexual innuendo is thrown around a lot, no more than a few sensual kisses are shown. Most tweens and teens won't have much interest unless they're die-hard musical fans.

Sexual Content

Although no actual sex is shown, characters are shown kissing and embracing. The entire premise is about using your sexuality to entice a man into marriage or an affair. Mr. Malone is shown in his boxers.


While Lorelei sings "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," she playfully hits the male dancers in the face with her fan. They all then pretend to shoot themselves in the head with fake guns and sing the lyrics, "The French are glad to die for love / they delight in fighting duels."


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Although Dorothy does provide a voice of reason, repeatedly warning Lorelei that going after a man for his money is a bad idea, the movie doesn't follow her advice. In the end, getting a rich husband is still glamorized, even if it's acknowledged that love should play a role. The movie offers lots of dated stereotypes.


"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" references the brands Tiffany and Cartier. When the girls go shopping in Paris, there's a montage of designer shops with a focus on the brand names.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Most of the characters are shown drinking and smoking throughout the movie. Dorothy and Lorelei also purposely try to get another character drunk and put sleeping pills in his drink to knock him out.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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