TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Language, sexual violence in grim, beautiful Swedish series.

HBO Max Drama 2021

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age 17+

Watch WITH your teen after pre - screening

Beautiful, heartbreaking, wonderful adaption of the book. However Crave rates it at 14+ ... I disagree. While the r*pe scene is sympathic to the victim, it's brutal. It's very real, and also the character looks her young age. I'm an adult and i had to mute it and look away. I think the morals and questions presented are worthwhile even for teens (for example all through the episodes is r*pe culture jokes / misogynistic "jokes" to help you realize how often we use language that promotes sexual violence or misogyny ranging from "shove it up your a$$" to "he cried like a girl." There's also brilliant parallels between how we raise boys especially in sports and the eventual r*pe. Language like do whatever to win, win at all costs, you deserve this, get what you deserve, take it!. It's so well done. Just be aware of the r*pe scene and make a plan. I would watch with your teen! So much good discussion. But watch episode 3 alone first maybe. Make a plan.

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