No cosmetic is worth using if it was manufactured through the use of animal testing and cruelty. It's possible to be an airhead concerned with the latest handbags and shoes and brilliant at the same time. "Why should someone else do for you what you could do for yourself?" "Never underestimate a girl with a French manicure and a Harvard law degree." Politics is a dirty business. One person can make a difference in the world.
There's innuendo but no sex. Elle dresses in form-fitting outfits and shakes her hips as she toddles in stiletto heels but seems otherwise asexual, even when pecking her fiancé. They kiss after their wedding. Cheerleaders perform tame routines as congressmen ogle them. There's a reference to an orphaned dog "turning tricks on Hollywood Boulevard." One office mate accuses another of getting her way by having her "head in the lap" of someone powerful. Elle cites the "tongue or no tongue" controversy that arose while setting up a kissing booth in high school. References are made to two male dogs having sex. A magazine cover layout shouts, "Cleavage for a cause," but no cleavage is seen.
"Kickass," "ass," "crap," "damn," "hell." Reference made to a dog "turning tricks" on a Hollywood street corner to survive -- paired with the image of a dog standing behind a street corner card game. Oral sex insinuation. A cover of Maxim magazine, covering the lead character's crusade to stop lab testing on dogs, has the headline, "Doing it doggie style."
Elle is a dedicated consumer of designer clothes, cosmetics, and hair care products. Elle has taught her dog to shop online. She makes constant references to expensive designer fashion products, including Charles Jourdan and Gucci. Elle shows off her expertise on skin care products and hair treatments and coloring. Au Bon Pain coffee is prominently featured in one scene.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine drinking in a social gathering. Pipe smoking.