Straight Outta Compton

Information and ratings for Straight Outta Compton

14A(14A) Coarse Language, Nudity


Biography/Music. In the late 1980s, rap artists Easy-E (Jason Mitchell), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), and Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) unite with their friends to form N.W.A, immediately attracting fans and making enemies due to their politically-charged performances.

Content elements

  • Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; pervasive use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs, some in an aggressive context; infrequent use of crude sexual references
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - brief breast nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Art as social comment
  • The price of success
  • Reactions to repression

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for pervasive coarse language, some sexual content, and drug use in a biographical context

Classification date

July 23, 2015