Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Straight Outta Compton is a biopic about groundbreaking, incendiary rap group N.W.A., whose song "F--k tha Police" caused a huge stir in 1988. On one hand, the group blazed many new trails in music and is still highly acclaimed today, but on the other hand, their behavior doesn't exactly qualify them as positive role models. Expect lots of extremely strong language, with constant use of "f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, and many more. Sexual content includes full-frontal female nudity, some sexual situations/references (oral sex, etc.), and characters with multiple partners. Violent scenes include a riot at a concert, fighting and beating, and general destruction. Some blood is shown, and characters die. Guns are drawn but rarely fired. One major character begins the film as a drug dealer, and cocaine and pot are shown. Characters drink frequently throughout (with no consequences), and drug use and smoking are shown.
Full-frontal female nudity. Sexual activity. Oral sex. Characters with many partners. References to unprotected sex.
Guns are pulled but very infrequently fired. Several scenes of brutal fighting and beating. Scenes of a riot at a concert. Some bloody wounds. A major character dies. A character smashes up an office with a baseball bat. Battering ram smashes a house and hits a person. Minor characters die. Images of the 1991 Rodney King beating.
Frequent, extremely strong language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "bitch," "p---y," "ass," "f----t," "d--k," and the "N" word.
Standard music biopic messages about the perils of fame and the importance of true friendships.
Rap artists, etc. mentioned, but not in a product placement sense.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A main character starts out as a drug dealer. Pot and cocaine shown. Brief drug use. Characters drink heavily and frequently (with no consequences). Brief smoking.