"The Vampire Diaries"
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
"The Vampire Diaries" (2009) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more

Sex & Nudity


There is a lot of romance in the show and sex is implied quite a few times but nothing too graphic and no nudity.

Sexual references and innuendos are quite frequent though usually vague and non explicit but can some times can be rather "imaginative".

For example "right now I want to rip all of your clothes in this hall, take you into one of these classrooms and kiss every square inch of your body, while all these people listen...". Most sexual reference and dialogue is used by Damon but other characters do use them as well

Girls are shown in their underwear and/or bra often.

Most sex scenes involve a couple kissing and stripping down to their underwear but nothing too graphic

A man continues to kiss a young woman's neck against a tree after she repeatedly tells him to stop. Another young man interrupts this scene, thus preventing it from going any further

A man is seen lying between a woman's legs kissing her stomach. The man is shirtless and the woman is wearing a bra.

Lots of clothes are torn off due to the vampires' superhuman strength.

Two vampires have rough sex, including the tearing of a shirt and a dress and lots of slamming each other against walls at vampire speed. Neither one of them is hurt by this.

In one episode there is a threesome between two women and a man. The scene involves a making out and implied nudity but we only see above the chest.

A man and a woman are seen lying naked in bed, with a sheet covering anything offensive.

A man walks out of a bathtub, naked obviously, and surprises a young woman. Nothing below the waist is shown.

A few instances of moaning and panting.

A woman is shown taking off a man's belt in a heavy kissing scene

There are brief mentions of a bed being broken due to the roughness of vampire sex

A woman is shown kissing down a man's bare body, nothing below his stomach is shown.

A man is shown kissing and running his hands down a woman's body, including above her underwear. The man is naked with a sheet around his waist and the woman is clothed in a bra and underwear.

A man is shown thrusting, briefly, and two characters climax simultaneously while the woman scratches the man's back, drawing blood.

There is another threesome later on in the seasons. There are two women and one man. A man and woman kiss before the other woman joins them and the two girls kiss passionately whilst the man watches, entertained.

Many references are made to sex throughout, but nothing too vulgar.

Violence & Gore


This show features flesh biting (vampires feeding), fingers being chopped off, frequent torture scenes, necks/spines being broken, beheadings, suffocation, countless stakings, drowning, hearts being ripped from chests, burning to death, gun shots, poisoning, werewolf attacks, werewolf transformations, telekinetic torture (by the witches), and in one instance, a vampire gouges out the eyes of another vampire.

Violence is usually very intense in particular torture scenes which are not for the faint-hearted.

In the fifth series, the show features vampires being tortured by dissection. Though the clips are very brief, the audience can see eyes being cut open and intestines being removed from live patients.



Mild language such as ass, jackass, bitch, bastard, slut, dick, hell, damn It never goes beyond that though, being on network TV.


Lots of teenagers are seen smoking and taking pills, especially in the first series.

Characters that are underage are seen drinking alcohol at parties, bars

One of the main characters of the show drinks nearly every episode, sometimes excessively. Although, his alcohol tolerance is unusually high due to him being a vampire, so he is rarely ever drunk

One character likes to drink alcohol a lot in most of the espisodes


The entire series features shocking and frightening scenes due to the supernatural elements that are vampires and other creatures that go bump in the night.

Many people are killed in very brutal ways without mercy; most of them are teens or young adults.

Many torture scenes are featured

Recommend for viewers 15+, although mature 12/13 year olds and above could handle it.

Page last updated by vinhtruong1672, 1 month ago
Top 5 Contributors: RecceR, dizzydgirl, catherine_gut, Royalcourtier, narissed

Australia:M / Brazil:12 (season 1) (some episodes) / Brazil:16 (season 3 - some episodes) (season 4) / Brazil:14 (seasons 1 & 3 - most episodes) (season 2) / Malaysia:PG-13 / Netherlands:12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / South Korea:18 (DVD rating) / South Korea:15 (cable rating)

Related Links

Plot summary User reviews Plot keywords
FAQ Ratings Awards
External reviews Official site Main details