Studies are linking watching R-rated movies to early drinking...
90% of R-rated movies contain drinking of alcoholic beverages
25% (1/4) of middle schoolers surveyed said they watch R-rated movies all the time, had also tried alcohol.
3% of those NOT allowed to watch R-rated movies had tried alcohol
survey of 3000 students, reportedly never drank before watching R-rated films
This is why R-rated means ADULTS not kids. I remember when my 10yr old neice tried to tell me that her mother allowed her to watch "Shakespeare in Love" ... I saw all of 2 minutes of the thing and told her that I didn't care what her mother allowed - there was no way I was going to let her watch that movie at her age ... In my SILs defense - she had not watched the movie yet and did not know what it contained, but thought Shakespeare would be safe for kids.