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Sex & Nudity

  • Claire Underwood has multiple affairs throughout the show. Sex scenes are shown in every affair she has.
  • Some nudity throughout. Mostly men's butts with the occasional breast, side or front view.
  • One man and woman having sex in very first episode, nudity is not shown but this scene is very sexually explicit .
  • Heavy to moderate sexual content throughout including heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, group, fellatio, cunnilingus, aided-manual, among others, and while actual nudity is limited, the acts leave little to the imagination.

Violence & Gore

  • Frank and Claire kill people, and order people killed throughout the show to gain political power in the White House. Some murders are gruesome and shocking.
  • Heated arguments mostly, but extremely infrequently violence has broken out.


  • Infrequent uses of "fuck" throughout.
  • Words like "shit", "damn", "asshole", "Jesus Christ!" as well as "goddamn" and "hell" have been used throughout

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some of the main characters frequently smoke cigarettes, struggles with alcohol use are a recurring theme and the recreational use of cocaine and marijuana have been depicted, albeit negatively.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The score maintains an intense feel throughout.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • At the end of the last episode in the series, someone is stabbed and bleeds out. You can see a person suffocating another person with their hand and at the end saying "no more pain."

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