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The series contains a homosexual theme as a sub-plot. One of the main characters, Tom, the musical songwriter, is a gay man who has relationships with other men throughout the series.

[Season 1]

Tom has two relationships with other men in this season. The men are seen on dates and share moments of intimacy where they are seen kissing. While some episodes do not dwell in depth on their relationship, others examine the issues they face in trying to have a relationship.

The series also contain two brief scenes of sexual activity when the musical director has sex with a female lead. However, the depiction is neither detailed or prolonged.

[Season 2]

One of the main characters, Tom, the musical songwriter, is a gay man who continues to have relationships with other men throughout the season. Other gay characters featured are Kyle, a young writer whom Tom had a fling with; Sam, a ensemble cast member and dancer from Season 1 whom Tom likes and also had a on/off relationship with; Bobby, another ensemble cast member from Season 1; and Patrick, an actor who is a jury member for the Tony awards. The men are seen on dates and share moments of intimacy including passionate kissing. The episodes do not dwell in depth on their relationship.

[Season 1]

This season contain two scenes of implied drug use as a stressed lead singer resorts to taking prescriptive drugs.

An apparent overdose leads to her behaving erratically during a stage performance and her eventual dismissal. The latter scene depicts her being disappointed after losing the starring role and pouring a large dose of pills on her hand although no consumption is shown.

'Smash' is an American musical-drama television series about a New York theater community involved in the creation of a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Drama unfolds both on stage and off as the different characters deals with their often chaotic personal life and the demands of life in the theater.

'Smash: Season Two' begins where Season One left off with 'Bombshell' heading for Broadway in New York City but the show runs into legal and creative troubles which threaten its future. Meanwhile Karen meets two aspiring friends and partners, Kyle, a stage writer, and Jimmy, a composer and tries to get their work noticed, especially by Derek. Ivy gets the lead in Liaisons, a show based on the play 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'.

Some scenes might be emotionally intense for some.

Brazil:12 / Singapore:M18 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version)

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