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Flashes: Stars dish on R-rated films

Flashes: Stars dish on R-rated films — Celebs from Oliver Platt to Vince Vaughn tell us about their first experience venturing past PG-13

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Oliver PlattThe Last Picture Show. My mother took us because it was an art film. It was weird to get my first glance at breasts sitting next to my mom.”

Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers 2) ”The Graduate. It was a huge turn-on. I don’t remember if I went with my family. Yuck, I hope not. That would spoil it for me.”

Thomas Gibson (Dharma & Greg) ”I snuck out of the house at night to see The Graduate. I’ve come out relatively unscathed.”

Tori Spelling ”My aunt took me to see Saturday Night Fever. I remember it had a bad word in it that I’d never heard before. So afterwards I said, ‘Aunt Renee, what’s a p—y?”’

Mary Stuart MastersonSaturday Night Fever. I must have been 12. I remember the part where John Travolta’s in the backseat of the car with a girl, and a condom comes out. I was like, ‘Wow! They’re going to show that?!”’

Will Sasso (Drop Dead Gorgeous) ”Down and Out in Beverly Hills when I was 12. My mom took me. It was embarrassing when Richard Dreyfuss and the maid had that whole sex thing going on.”

Todd Field (Eyes Wide Shut) ”Super Chicks at the drive-in. My brother and I watched it through the Cyclone fence because my parents wouldn’t let us go. We couldn’t even hear it.”

Traci Bingham (Baywatch) ”I’m the youngest of seven, so I got snuck in to everything. I got really freaked out by The Kentucky Fried Movie. There was a lot of sex. It’s probably why I’m such an exhibitionist.”

Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) ”It was called Skin Deep and I was 8. It was all about sex. My parents took me and had no idea what it was about. I was so bored. I spent the whole movie staring at my popcorn.”

Dina MeyerThe Van. I was about 5 or 6, visiting my divorced dad on the weekend. It was this T&A kind of thing, and there was a van that had a water bed in it and went around town and got a lot of play. I was like, ‘Huh, what’s that all about?”’

Jamie Luner (Melrose Place) ”Porky’s. I went with my friends to a drive-in. It was shocking and stimulating. It was that time when you start to look at guys differently.”

Matthew Lillard (She’s All That) ”When I was a kid, we had the old pay-TV where you had to have a key to turn on the R-rated movies. I used to sneak up behind my grandfather, who’d fall asleep by the TV, to see if I could see boobs.”

Carey Lowell ”When I was 9 or 10, my grandfather took us to Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. That didn’t go over well at all with my parents.”

Maria Bello (ER) ”Little Darlings. I was 12 and I just walked right in, unescorted. I was so excited, I wanted to be Kristy McNichol.”

Steve GuttenbergAmarcord by Federico Fellini. I didn’t think it deserved an R rating. The board probably didn’t even watch it because it was foreign.”

Vince Vaughn ”I had two older sisters, so I watched R-rated films at a very young age. I saw The Godfather when I was 6.”

Tara Reid (American Pie) ”The Shining. I was terrified and had to sleep in my parents’ bed for months. It’s affected me to this day.”

Jake Busey (Enemy of the State) ”Friday the 13th. I was 10 or 11. My parents didn’t care about ratings. I remember my mom saying: ‘I don’t think you should see it, but if you really want to, go. But it’s going to scare the s— out of you.’ We did. And it did.”

Peter Fonda ”I pay no attention to ratings and I never told my kids what they could and couldn’t see. I absolutely disagree with legislative morality no matter who is doing the legislation.”

Peta Wilson La Femme NikitaAn American Werewolf in London. I was 11 but somehow I got in. I didn’t sleep for six weeks.”