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Making out, gay themes, sex, rape, showers depicted. A few shots of male butts. No other nudity.

Sexual dialogue in most every episode of the first season.

s01e01: A teen couple has sex in a park (no nudity).

s01e02: A teen couple is shown making out and taking their shirts off. L

s01e03: A boy is shown nude from behind. A boy grabs a girls buttocks against her will.

s01e04: A picture is shown of one teenage girl kissing another in a bra. A boy is shown loooing at the picture and appears s to masturbate w/o nudity. A teen boy is shown nude from behind.

s01e05: Couple of boys show their butts in a mocking manner.

s01e08: A teenage couple is briefly shown having sex but they stop. No nudity.

s01e09: a girl is raped. There is no nudity.

s01e11: mentions of rape scattered throughout the ep. A boy and a girl start kissing and undressing.

s01e12: A girl is raped from behind, this scene is around 2 minutes long towards the end of the episode. no nudity is shown, just thrusting and the victim's face.

s01e01: Two teen boys fight in the front yard of a party. A teen boy hits a car and gets injured in the forehead.

S01e02: A teenage girl slaps her best friend.

s01e03: Boys are shown playing a violent video game, two boys get into a physical fight with one another.

s01e04: A woman is brielfy shown strangling a teen boy, but it's just his imagination.

s01e05: Hannah stains Clay with blood and she has her wrists cut. This is graphic but brief, and it's only a dream. **SOMEWHAT TRIGGERING**

s01e06: Two teenage boys have a fight. This scene is violent and quite long. One of the boys ends up very injured. (somewhat graphic; the boy's face afterwards is bloodied and scarred)

s01e07: A teen boy hits another teen boy, but it's just Clay's imagination. Hannah is shown death in a pool of blood with her wrists cut, but it's only Clay's imagination. This is graphic but brief. **BRIEF BUT TRIGGERING**

s01e09: A teenage girl is raped by a teenage boy. This is shown two times and is hard to watch. A boy hits a bicycle and gets injured, but the actual injury is not shown. **TRIGGERING**

s01e10: A teenage boy is shown dead injured and with lots of blood after a car accident. This is quite graphic. **TRIGGERING**

s01e11: A teenage girl has cuts in her wrist. This is shown twice: the first time is shown briefly and the second time another character shows her wrist. A girl slaps a boy.

s01e12: One of the main characters (Hannah) gets raped. This scene is very hard to watch. The main protagonist is hit by another boy. He ends up with injuries and blood in his face. **EXTREMELY TRIRGGERING WATCH WITH CAUTION STAY SAFE**

s01e13: Hannah's suicide is extremely graphic. A large amount of blood is shown as she slits her wrists with a razor blade. This scene is very emotional and hard to watch. Another character is briefly mentioned about shooting himself in the face. However he remains alive. **SO TRIGGERING IF YOU HAVE TO SKIP THE SUICIDE**

A lot of cursing and derogatory terms used throughout the season. Slut, whore, referring to someone as 'easy', bitch, shit, fuck.

s01e01: Teenagers are shown drinking at a party.

s01e03: Guys are shown challenging eachother to drink.

s01e04: A boy is shown getting high.

s01e08: Weed is confiscated at school, resulting in a boy's suspension

s01e12: A boy asks to buy some weed at another boy's house, a party happens involving beer and other alcohol substances.

s01e13: A boy buys an underage boy alcohol.


The issue of rape is dealt with a lot in the last 4 episodes, once discovered in episode 9 with can stress some viewers. The issue is not dealt lightly and it is not presented in a rather daunting way.

Hannah's suicide scene lasts for a few minutes. There is a lot of blood and is the most graphic, painful scene of the series so far. It may be triggering or upsetting to viewers who have dealt with Hannah's situation.

A boy is also seen by the audience with a hidden collection of weaponry. This may suggest something dark & ominous will happen in the future.

Suggested MPAA rating: R for disturbing material involving sexual assaults and a graphic scene of suicide, language throughout, sexuality, drinking, and drug use - all involving teens

Suggested TV rating: TV-MA LSV (Suggestive dialogue, coarse or crude language, strong sexual situations, violence)

Suggested Age Rating: 15-17+ depending on the child watching and with parental discretion. Graphic content includes sexual assault, suicide, fist fights, language, drug use, underage drinking, insults such as "cum dumpster", self harm, as well as the fact that the show revolves around grief and suicide.

Australia:MA15+ / Netherlands:16 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / UK:15 (some episodes) / UK:18 (some episodes) / USA:TV-MA

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