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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

TV-MA for strong brutal violence, brief sexual content and mild language


The sexual content in this show is fairly frequent but fairly tame compared to other series.

The SOA are also in the porn industry, scenes that depict this usually aren't very explicit and just show women in revealing clothing.

Countless references to adultery and casual sex.

Sometimes very crude and graphic sexual dialogue.

There are some brief strong sex scenes throughout the series as well, which feature passionate kissing and usually male and female rear nudity.

Violence & Gore


Very frequent and sometimes extremely graphic violent content.

Particularly strong examples include:

A woman is brutally gang raped.

A man has a back tattoo burned off with a blowtorch.

A man is killed by a blow to the back of the head with a lead pipe, very brutal scene.

A woman is burned to death, not graphic but very disturbing.

A man stabs a woman in the neck with a crucifix, blood sprays everywhere, very graphic.

Quite a few throat slittings with bloody results.

A man stabs him self deeply in the neck causing blood to spurt everywhere, very graphic and bloody.

People or often shot ranging from mild blood splatter to very bloody.

Sons of Anarchy is easily one of the most violent shows on air and is not for the squeamish.



Cursing is used throughout this series. The profanity is not very harsh however, there are no 'F' words but very frequent use of milder swearing.


SOA contains scenes of alcohol/drug consumption and even after views of parties that the characters in the series have.

Images of certain types of drugs (hallucinogens and methamphetamines) are shown briefly and are talked about throughout the series

Characters also constantly smoke cigarettes and cigars.


This show contains some occasionally very emotional moments. There is also a lot of disturbing and graphic violent content.


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Australia:MA / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:16 (season 2) (DVD rating) / New Zealand:R16 (DVD rating) (season 1 - 4) / New Zealand:R18 (DVD rating) (season 5) / Singapore:M18 (season 1) (season 2) (season 3) / UK:15 (seasons 1-4) / USA:TV-MA

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