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This series' TV-MA rating is partially due to its sexual content. For example, it has a plot that sometimes involves prostitution. However, its actual sex scenes are limited by today's standards. As for nudity, its characters are sometimes shown naked from the shoulders up, or else in suggestive lingerie.

A teenage girl is revealed to be a prostitute who had sex with several other, sometimes older, characters.

The series has several romances involving multiple people.

One character's secret habit of sometimes cross-dressing when in private is compromised after he unknowingly becomes the subject of a covertly photographed sexual situation.

A teenage girl is found dead wrapped in plastic on a riverside.

A man shoots another man.

A character is shown being killed.

Two men fight.

A few characters are shown being shot.

A woman is seen being stabbed in a flashback.

This series contains a few other violent scenes.

Occasional, infrequent expletives are used throughout the series.

Some alcohol consumption and smoking. Some drinking and smoking by teenagers.

One of the themes of the series involves drug use in small towns. It is implied that several teenagers use drugs.

"Twin Peaks" is a dark and atmospheric series that is considered by many to be one of the best of all time. While it isn't too strong in terms of content shown, there are some violent scenes, a few murder flashbacks and scenes where drug use is implied. It is intended for adult audiences.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some bloody images, language, drug material, and smoking - some involving teens.

Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Manitoba) (Season 1) / Canada:14A (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) (Season 2) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (Season 1) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:G (Québec) / Czech Republic:15 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 (2014) (Blu-ray) / Finland:K-18 (2007) (DVD) (self applied) / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 / Hungary:16 / Iceland:12 / Ireland:15 / Italy:T / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Russia:16+ / Singapore:PG / Singapore:M18 (Blu-ray) / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / Thailand:18 / UK:15 / UK:PG (one episode) / UK:12 (some episodes) / USA:TV-14

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