A Black girl sits next to her mom and dad on a couch, all smiling. She is pointing at a smartphone that they are looking at together.

Concerned about social media, AI, and screen time?

Subscribe to our newsletter and get the best out of media and tech.

Parent and Kid Reviews on

Big Mouth

Big Mouth TV show poster: two hormone monsters are puppeteers for the middle school kids
Our Review
age 14+

Based on 113 parent reviews

Sort by:
age 11+

Welcome to the real world kids!

This show is officially rated 17+. This is for legal reasons. I'm very convinced that it is a healthy and great show for any kid who has hit puberty and does not live a completely sheltered life (some 11 year olds are not ready for it yet, but some are &that's why I recommended 11). If you are a die-hard religious nut then avoid this at all costs, but otherwise this show will bring you back to remembering your middle school years, and I firmly believe it's a healthy show for anybody who is and/or has gone through this. Please note that there is little or no "actual sex" between the characters (animated) on this show (contrary to what other reviews will lead you to believe), however, just like most young teenagers are always thinking about, the shows is loaded with "sexual situations", and/or "wishful thinking!". It brushes on drug use (and how things never actually turn out good in the end), takes many situations way out of proportion (as most teens do), and it's a cartoon so they go places (figuratively) that are beyond reality. If you start watching in the middle, you will likely be shell shocked at the intensity of the show and the situations they cover, but if you start from the beginning (season 1 episode 1) then it will all fall into place and make sense. If your kid is going to middle school and/or has started puberty and/or has an older sibling/friends (neighborhood kids) then this show will make allot of sense to them, and is a healthy way to learn about the things that rarely get discussed between kids and adults. Also, keep in mind there's alot of detailed nudity as well as explicit language in the show. The nudity is half educational, half comedic, and all within a realm of reality, and the language is likely not any more than tweens/teens hear or use when not in front of adults anyway. My 11 year old daughter has been binging it since we found it and loves it, and she said she definitely relates to it with what she goes through in school. My son (now 15) enjoyed watching too.

This title has:

Great messages
7 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Graphic

This show is super graphic and full of raunchy jokes. It’s entertaining but definitely not for all audiences. Even adults might fine it a little much. Also, the kids are supposed to be in 7/8th grade!? Would make more sense of they were supposed to be in high school or college!

This title has:

Too much sex
6 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Depends on the kid

Honestly not that bad for any kid that has watched porn. May even help them find themselves and make puberty easier. So I would say mature 14 year olds could watch this

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
4 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Understand what your kid needs to learn about!

I would say 13 is a good age to think about watching big mouth as that's when a majority of kids reach puberty! parents: if your worried about the sex in it (which is not graphic! naked bodies clearly performing sex with no genitals shown are included though) then maybe wait till their around 15 to watch this. although some parents are acting as if this is a disgusting porn movie made for kids this is not the case one little bit! its to teach your children about growing up. chances are your kids are going through the same things the kids in the show are at 13+ so just let it be! its funny, educational and a good introduction to more mature TV.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Child pornography

Big Mouth is literally so crass with the damn sexual jokes. They add it EVERY EPISODE. And also, the most important thing. It is literal FREE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. And they look like they tried seeing if live bees are edible. Like, it is supposed to be about growing up through puberty and understanding sex mechanics, but let me tell you. Not how puberty works, some people can relate, but not me. They overexaggerate puberty. Its so simple, why do they need to add so much sexual content into that simple topic.. Some people relate, once again. But kids going through puberty shouldn't be behaving like this at all. Don't hate me, but if you relate to their behavior, I think.. there is something wrong with you.. But anyways, stop showing us free child pornography..

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 17+

Show is for teens and adults

The show itself is funny but there are a lot of sexual references nudity and content that should not be on a Netflix cartoon it is very disturbing for some audiences and that’s the primary reason I put 17+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Not porn.

I fully support everyone’s opinions on this, but I would like to give a different perspective to those who feel negatively about this show. One very common thing that’s said is it’s pornography, and to put it simply it isn’t. Pornography by definition is for pleasure, and is created for arousal purposes, this show is not that. Also I want to bring up the goal of the show, which people seem to speculate on a lot. Yes of course if you want to assume the worst and think they made this show for bad reasons, that’s your choice, however you have to acknowledge that there is plenty of good information and representation, including disabilities, different races, ages, genders, sexualities, gender identities, and way more stuff. The show talks about acceptance, abuse issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, personal issues, just overall the struggle of being a teen. On top of that, there are so many shows that were created that teens were watching more then 20 years ago that are arguably more raunchy, like South Park. If you don’t like the show cause it’s not your type of humour, that’s totally cool, but if you think it’s porn, you don’t understand what porn is and that’s something you need to sort out yourself. And for the age, it all depends on your child, what you’re comfortable with, and maturity levels. I have a child who at 12 I would have felt comfortable showing this show to, they were very mature for their age, and another child who at 12 I wouldn’t have felt they weee ready for it yet.
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Important themes handled with great humour

This is a great show. It's funny and explores topics with a sense of empathy and really seems to understand the experiences of young teens. I wish I had had a show like this growing up. It's representative of so many backgrounds, life experiences, and relatable narratives. The awkwardness is such a huge part of its charm. I'm just about young enough to remember what it felt like to be 13 years old, and I don't think I've seen a show that represents this liminal, often tumultuous, time in a person's life better. Totally suitable for kids 12+, maybe a little younger depending on experience and maturity level. LGBTQ+ representation is great and I guarantee Big Mouth has helped a lot of kids feel less alone and weird. If you're worried about some of the more overtly sexual references, I can assure you, your child is either already aware of these topics or will find out about them very soon through far less appropriate (and/or accurate) channels.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Dangerously inappropriate (I am a kid, but this keeps getting posted in the parents section.)

I have never actually watched the show, but I can tell from the reviews and some research I have been doing before I made this review. I think the most disturbing thing is that people are saying that it is ok for an 11 year old. With this amount of swearing and inappropriate jokes, no way. There are literally scenes of private parts being shown and jokes that are not suitable for anyone younger than the older teen years. Puberty is not accurate, kids will not act like perverts when going though normal and healthy puberty. There are also mentions of drugs in the show. The combination of all these things are not a good formula for children.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

One of the best shows I've ever seen, definitely requires a different and intelligent point of view to thoroughly enjoy.

First off, it's animation (marvelously created). Smart, funny, creative, realistic through an unusual (but consistent and mature) point of view. A very good and pointed recollection and examination of junior high school years (main characters ages, writing very clearly by adults about their memories). Truly unique, one of a kind -- and not for kids (under 15).

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages