Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this reality series -- which, like its fictional counterpart, The L Word, follows the lives of a group of lesbians in Los Angeles -- has lots of mature content, from frequent uncensored swearing ("s--t," "f--k") to sexually explicit scenes that might make the Tudors blush. There's also plenty of smoking and drinking, and brand logos like Apple, MaxMara, and Lexus are visible. Most of the show's storylines focus on the women's personal relationships, but the series also highlights prominent issues in the lesbian/gay community, including same-sex marriage and single-sex parenting.
Some nudity (bare breasts, buttocks) and lots of explicit discussions about past sexual experiences; sexual activity is both audible and visible. Sexual toys/devices are sometimes shown. Women are shown walking around in their underwear and dancing at bars in skimpy clothing.
Arguments occasionally lead to screaming, yelling, and door slamming.
Frequent use of strong language, including everything from "douche bag," "crap," "ass," and "bitch" to stronger words like "p---y," "f--k," and "s--t."
Some of the show's content reflects pre-existing stereotypes. Potentially controversial issues are raised and discussed.
Logos for Beverly Hills stores like MaxMara, Los Angeles eateries like Alcove, and West Hollywood clubs like Home. High-end brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabana are discussed. Apple computers, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus cars are also visible. Mikey Hoffman's PR and marketing firm, The Gallery Los Angeles, is also prominently featured.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Cigarette smoking is visible. Alcohol (beer, hard liquor, wine) is consumed with meals, at bars, and during parties.