The Miller Test, established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case of Miller v. California in 1973, legal standard used to determine whether speech or expression can be legally classified as obscene. The three-pronged Miller Test considers:

  1. whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;
  2. whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct or excretory functions as defined by state law; and
  3. whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. For a work to be deemed obscene, it must satisfy all three criteria.