Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is an urban comedy in the style of Barbershop and Beauty Shop. The action takes place in a Baltimore hair salon where no topic is off-limits. The stylists discuss homosexuality (one of them is gay), sex, adultery, interracial relationships, spanking, and more. In one scene, a street walker is challenged to demonstrate the tricks of her trade on a banana. Homophobia is addressed throughout the film, most prominently when the openly gay stylist gets egged by insult-hurling teens. Some of the conversations may be too raunchy for young teens -- but, on the flip side, the movie offers a positive representation of minority-run businesses that are important in their communities.
Many conversations about sex, adultery, various characters' bodies, "jungle fever," oral sex techniques, etc. One stylist kisses her married boyfriend.
A gay man is "egged" by a group of guys who insult him. A woman is verbally abused by her boyfriend; two women get into a pushing fight at the salon.
"S--t," "jackass," "damn," "ho," "bitch," "ass," etc. Hate words like "faggot," "homo," and the "N" word.
African-American heritage is celebrated in a mother-son scene. Jenny realizes her salon is worth fighting for because of what it means to the community.
Nintendo, Ben Affleck (and his movie Daredevil, Dunkin' Donuts.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Discussion of the neighborhood's drug users, but no on-screen drugs. A homeless wino is featured in several scenes.