Porky's

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Boobs-'n'-booze comedy is a hard "R" for a reason.
  • R
  • 1982
  • 99 minutes

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

The guys plot revenge against Porky's for denying them with sexual satisfaction via his stripper/prostitutes.

Violence

A few hand-to-hand fights and a couple of bar brawls.

Sex

There's so much, it's hard to know where to start: full-frontal female nudity (the infamous shower scene); men's backsides are visible; one loud sex scene that features partial nudity; half-naked strippers; a prostitute touches and looks over a row of naked guys; many, many conversations referring to virginity and erections, one of which is visible through a man's boxers, and much much more.

Language

Loads and loads of cursing: the "F" word, many variations of the word "d--k," several hate words for African Americans, Jews, and Hispanics, various euphemisms for sex and virginity and the standard obscenities "s--t," "ass," "asshole," "lardass," etc.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Several characters, including the teens, smoke and drink.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Porky's is not a mild, PG-13 teen flick. It's a raunchy, bawdy high school comedy about friends who just want to have sex. Like a more graphic American Pie, the film features a great deal of nudity (full frontal in a lengthy shower scene) and explicit sex talk, as the guys look to lose their virginities or just get more notches on their belt. Since it's set in the 1950s, a few hate words referring to African Americans, Jews, and Latinos are said quite openly.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRayleigh Long November 13, 2019
Adult Written byThe Autistic Yo... October 10, 2019

Porky's

This is a dirty humoured comedy film. There is two sex scenes (but one of them is comedy). It is about a bunch of 16 to 17 year olds trying to help their friend... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bypastelmoonnn December 1, 2019

Graphic

It’s for adults
Kid, 12 years old October 9, 2017

Ok

I watched this movie at my friends 12th b-day party and there was so much sex!!!
Honestly this movie was terrible but I think it's fine for kids 12 if ther... Continue reading

What's the story?

In PORKY'S, this raunchy teen comedy set in 1950's Florida, a group of high school guys are obsessed with losing their virginity. They peek at naked girls showering, measure their reproductive organs, and talk endlessly of "doing it" -- favoring strippers and prostitutes once it becomes clear they won't get any action from their female classmates. In desperation, they gather up some money and ask the local strip club owner Porky (Chuck Mitchell) to provide professional ladies. When they get dunked in alligator-infested water instead, the boys plan a vengeful scheme to get back at Porky. While at school, they ogle the hot phys-ed teacher Miss Honeywell (Kim Cattrall) and hide from boxcar-sized gym teacher Ms. Balbricker (Nancy Parsons), who is out to get them. Occasionally, they deal with the rampant racism and anti-Semitism of the times, as one member of their crew is Jewish.

Is it any good?

This movie has somehow remained one of the most popular raunchy comedies of its time, even if it's not nearly as funny as it once seemed. In the late '70s and '80s, several influential movies about adolescence were set in the '50s (American Graffiti, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Animal House are among the best) presumably because that's the decade when the filmmakers grew up. Porky's was the bawdiest of the bunch.

Porky's is far from a message movie. Part nostalgia trip, part coming-of-age story, it's ultimately about a group of high school horndogs looking for a good time. And that's a theme that has certainly lasted throughout the decades.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about teen sexuality and the legacy of raunchy high school films lik Porky's. The movie was made in the '80s but set in the '50s. What has changed in the way high school students talk about and approach sex? What movies accurately depict teen life today?

Movie details

For kids who love comedy

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