Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Legally Blonde is a 2001 tongue-in-cheek comedy. It has some sexual references and gay stereotyping. There are references to lap dances, body parts, wet t-shirt contests, and long interludes in the hot tub. Elle's professor makes a pass at her. Elle's sorority life in California is all about mani-pedis, Prada shoes, and snagging the right guy. She may decide to go to Harvard for the wrong reasons -- following a guy -- but she learns to value her brains in the end -- even if she continues to celebrate her successes with a shopping spree. There's college drinking and some profanity ("s--t," "t-ts," "ass," "a--hole," "balls," "bastard," "bitch," etc.)
Sorority girls are shown in their (chaste) underwear as they get ready for their evenings. References to lap dances, body parts, wet t-shirt contests, and long interludes in the hot tub. Elle's professor makes a pass at her.
Some verbal bullying behavior from Paulette's ex-husband.
Crude language includes "S--t," "t-ts," "ass," "a--hole," "balls," "bastard," "bitch," "boobs," "damn," "dammit," "Goddammit," "hell," "jerk," "piss," "prick," and "slut."
Though Elle is the epitome of a material girl, and though she applies to Harvard for the sole reason of pursuing a guy, she learns to value herself as an intellectual being, while holding onto her superficial (albeit comedic) roots.
The list of goodies is long and numerous since Elle and her friends go shopping to reward themselves. Cosmopolitan magazine, Clairol, Opi nail polish, Prada, Porsche, Harvard, Malibu Barbie, Apple products (Elle's ibook is very prominent), Taco Bell, Clinique, etc.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of scenes in which college kids engage in casual drinking: keg parties, blender drinks, etc. Elle's dad always has a martini in hand. Elle shares a beer with Paulette.