Cruel Summer (TV Series 2021– ) Poster

(2021– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Same and opposite sex kissing and making out shown.
  • Some of talk about sex.
  • An woman tries to seduce a man. She's seen rubbing his thighs and leaning close to him. Scene is fairly uncomfortable and lasts a few minutes.
  • There are euphemisms for sex, some vulgar: "slipping it to," "screwing", "handy."

Violence & Gore

  • A teenage boy hits a teenage girl, resulting in her getting a bloody nose. Not graphic.


  • "Shit" "bastard" "dick" "asshole" and other cuss words are used, no instances of the word "fuck".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teens get high and smoke weed, one of the central characters who is 15 gets drunk, alcohol is seen quite a bit.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A teenager girl gets groomed by an older man, may be disturbing and potentially triggering for some viewers.
  • The main storyline revolves around the kidnapping of a teenage girl.
  • Some mild fight scenes between teenagers.
  • Gun use, gunshots audible in hunting scenes.
  • The show is mainly focused on a missing teenager.


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Violence & Gore

  • Some blood shown after a man is shot.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A girl shoots a man, killing him. Not much blood, but it is a very emotional scene.

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