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Parents' Guide to

Adult Material

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Graphic adult film show explores consent vs. sexual assault.

TV Max Drama 2020
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Even many of the best television shows have trouble depicting the sexual lives of their characters in a way that isn't exploitative. Though it isn't quite Prestige TV, Adult Material manages to tell a story about the adult film industry that depicts and talks about sex in a frank and entertaining manner, without feeling like it intends to exploit its actors or audience. Instead, the series uses its setting as a way to explore complex topics that don't typically show up on TV, like sex work, consent, and sexual assault. Like the title implies, Adult Material is for mature viewers, but unlike many shows for adults, it treats sex with a sense of maturity.

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