A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes of classism, family, legacy, sexism, tradition, and womanhood are explored.
Positive Role Models
The austere Dasiyah tries to balance navigating a sexist environment while being passionate about her family and their business. Expect power imbalances and upholding traditional values that often oppress others. Some characters try to be allies to Dasiyah.
This series is set in Indonesia, and the main cast, writers, and crew are Indonesian. One of the main protagonists is a woman who's trying to navigate sexism in the 1960s. There are conversations about her struggles to find agency in a male-dominated world/industry. She also faces societal pressure, including from other women, to submit and find a life centered on marriage and motherhood.
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Violence & Scariness
Weapons are shown, and there's hostility and fist-fighting.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Focus on relationships and romance.
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Products & Purchases
Characters extensively discuss marketing and selling cigarettes.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
This series focuses on the smoking business, and characters are constantly smoking cigarettes. There are some scenes of adults drinking alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cigarette Girl is a period drama about an Indonesian family's cigarette business, based on a book of the same name. Expect frequent cigarette smoking and adults drinking alcohol. There is some violence and hostility. Romance and relationships are explored. There are conversations about sexism and working in a male-dominated industry.
Is It Any Good?
This series is a journey lit up with history and romance. Cigarette Girl has a fascinating storyline and intriguing, complex characters. Dian Sastrowardoyo performs Dasiyah's stoicism and vulnerability very well. Despite the amount of cigarettes these characters light up, and the violence depicted, this series is suitable for most teens.
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