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Sex & Nudity

  • Tatiana strips full nude and Thomas crawls towards her and starts to give her oral sex. He starts to have flashbacks to having sex with another character, and he wakes up on the floor
  • A scene has prolongued female full frontal and rear nudity
  • Frequent male nudity from Cillian Murphy whose naked butt can be seen several times throughout the show. Gaite Jansen's breasts are frequently shown in a seductive way as well as her butt.
  • There is a graphic orgy sequence in Season 3.
  • Graphic sex scenes throughout the show and sometimes full and sometimes partial nudity. The sex and nudity becomes severe as the show goes on.
  • There are scenes which take place in brothels with fully nude men and women having sex. A fight occurs during one of the episodes and nude women run away.

Violence & Gore

  • Almost every episode has some form of brutal violence in it. There are frequent gun fights and brawls. The main gang has razors sealed in their caps, and they use them often in fights. Blood is clearly shown in almost every instance.
  • Season 2 and 4 contain the most graphic violence.
  • There is a scene where a man gets stabbed in the face multiple times onscreen and his face is very bloody and disfigured.
  • A person is shot in the face point blank and a large amount of blood sprays out the back of their head and onto a window.
  • Someones throat gets slit and a very large amount of blood sprays out
  • Season 2 contains a graphic rape scene and the person gets shot in the head afterwards.
  • A person stabs someone with a meathook with blood spraying out and then they both get almost completley covered in blood and the person shoots them in the head and a very large amount of blood splatters everywhere and all over the persons face.
  • Someones head gets repeatedly hit with a metal pot until their head is crushed.
  • A man beats someone repeatedly until they can't move and then cuts their face off
  • A major character gets hit in the head and gets brain damage and then has blood in the side of their head and struggles to do basic functions like talking and moving and sweats uncontrollably
  • In a flashback scene to ww1 there is a fight in a tunnel thats very bloody and gory
  • A man in an elevator gets shot with machine guns with blood spraying out in slow motion
  • Someones face is slammed against a sink multiple times with blood spray and then his ear is cut off with a razor
  • A mans in sawed into with a knife with blood squirting everywhere and then gets stabbed in the face a few times
  • There are scenes with strong violence, some are very bloody. These are nearly all shootings.


  • "Cunt" is said 4 times in the series, twice in season 4 and once in seasons 5 and 6.
  • The word "Fuck" is used with increasing frequency throughout the series. "Fuck" is said about 5-10 an episode in Series One, but 30-60 times an episode in Series Two through Six.
  • "Whore", "damn" and "hell" are used quite frequently
  • "Shit" and "bitch" are used occasionally

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are many portrayals of drug use throughout the series.
  • All the characters, especially Thomas Shelby, are constantly smoking cigarettes. Constantly is a very light word, for the amount of smoking shown in screen.
  • Use of cocaine is quite common.
  • Tommy and others are seen smoking Opium throughout the series as a coping mechanism.
  • It said over 5000 cigarettes were smoked on the show
  • Cillian Murphy said his character smokes 3000 times in the show
  • Smoking, drinking and drunkeness are portrayed in many settings.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A few torture scenes are present throughout the series.
  • The effects of PTSD are commonly portrayed.
  • There's a scene where a child gets killed by a car bomb.
  • Very strong, bloody and disturbing violence throughout that will impact viewers.
  • There is a short, attempted rape at the very end of the episode.
  • There is a very graphic suicide attempt by hanging.
  • If this were made into a movie it would be rated NC-17


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • It is very heavily implied a main character was raped by a priest when he was a kid.

Violence & Gore

  • One of the most brutal fights is the nightclub fight (season 2) where people get cut and brutally beaten with quite a bit of blood.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • We see Finn Shelby sniffing cocaine in Season 3. Shown Briefly.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Tommy's self destructive behavior, excessive drinking and using opium, suicide attempts, and his anti social behavior might be disturbing to some viewers.
  • There is a scene when a group of people are torturing Tommy. They cut one of his teeth.

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