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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

TV-MA for sexuality and nudity, violence and gore, pervasive strong language, drug use, and disturbing images


Nudity is a strong presence in this show.

Many scenes take place at a strip club, which show topless woman dancing.

The series contains many sex scenes. Oral sex is seen as well as anal. Lots of the sex happens with other women behind the back's of the men's wives.

A man is discovered of being a homosexual. In one scene we see his head bent into another man's lap while giving him oral sex.

A few episodes show scenes inside a gay bar. Lots of men kissing other men and rubbing against each others genitals/bodies.

We see the graphic rape of a main character.

A woman anally penetrates a man with a vibrating dildo strap-on.

The fourth season includes strong themes of S&M. We hear of how a man enjoys having hot wax poured on his testicles, and then masturbating. Other graphic references.

Tony Soprano runs a several brothels. We see numerous scenes involving prostitutes and their customers.

Violence & Gore


Some notably violent scenes include:

A man beats his pregnant girlfriend to death by punching her and bashing her head into a metal guard rail repeatedly.

A man is viciously beaten in the head with a golf club until his skull splits open and blood gushes out.

A man is shot in the face with a shotgun, and the camera lingers on his gory wound in closeup.

An elderly man shoots his godson in the head spraying blood and brain matter onto the ceiling.

A man is beaten to death with pool cues in a homophobic hate crime.

A man is shot in the back of the head and we see a bloody bullet hole in his face. A dead rat is shoved in his mouth.

A woman shoots her fiance in the chest and face the day before their wedding.

A corpse is dismembered in a bathtub. We see hands chopped off and a decapitation. Tons of blood.

One of the main characters is raped on a staircase.

There was a "curb stomp" scene that took place in a bar. One of the most brutal scenes of the series.

No one is safe from murder during this show. Throughout the series, family members and blood relatives kill each other in cold business like manners.



Constant, pervasive, never ending use of the 'F' and 'C' words, along with every other obscenity imaginable.

The word "fuck" is said over 3,500 times throughout the series of 86 episodes. Season One (437 times), Season Two (715 times), Season Three (604 times), Season Four (425 times), Season Five (600 times), Season Six, Part I (452 times), and Season Six, Part II (275 times).

Slurs for African Americans, gays, Italians, Polish, Hispanics, Jews, and Indians are heard through out the series.

The word cocksucker is used numerous times per episode.

Strong themes of antisemitism, homophobia, racism.

Occasional profanity in other languages, especially Italian. Sometimes captions appear to show what is being said.

Virtually every single character on the show regularly uses harsh language.

Lots of graphic discussion of gay and straight sex.

Irreverent jokes about sex, pedophilia, homosexuality, and suicide.

Lots of graphic discussion of gay and straight sex.


Use of drugs such as heroin and cocaine is shown often.

A main character abuses drugs and alcohol often.

Smoking and drinking are present in nearly every episode.

Tony's teenage son smokes marijuana.

Tony is involved in narcotics trafficking.

Underage drinking and drug use.

One character sells ecstasy to teens and adults alike at parties and local night clubs.

Teens take ecstasy and "Special K" at a party. One overdoses and goes to the hospital.


At times the show is extremely suspenseful. Major characters are killed, sometimes suddenly.

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