Smart, well-acted comedy delivers laughs and strong message
Parents need to know that this coming of age drama has minimal swearing [mainly s***, and one f***], and little to no sex [save for some minor discussions about making out and touching]. Parents will be pleased to note that unlike past films that attempted to tackle similar topics, this heroine has a much clearer mental transformation wherein she learns to love her whole self-including those parts of her body that she once felt insecure about, without losing weight or undergoing an intense makeover that makes her more attractive. Additionally, while coming to love herself, the protagonist also learns to accept the “hot people” for who they are, and not judge them based on her own preexisting insecurities. In other words, characters learn to appreciate and accept each others’ differences and inclinations. Possible parental concerns may include three underage girls are allowed into a drag queen bar as one of them is related to a once frequent visitor, two teen girls talk about their feelings when their boyfriends touch their perceived “problem areas” while making out; it is implied a mother is emotionally neglectful of her child. Teens make many decisions with little to no adult supervision.