A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Both sides -- the celebrities and the tabloids -- have momentarily redeeming moments, but mostly they're backstabbing, pill-popping, promiscious folks.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional violence, including an intense kicking and punching scene. One character commits suicide by drug overdose.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Extreme sexual content, including nudity. Character has spirited pool-side sex with a hooker. Lots of moaning and sex talk.
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Only the most extreme language is omitted. Frequent uses of "s--t," "ass," "dick," etc. are loud and clear
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Products & Purchases
Blatant product placement: Pontiac, Range Rover, Treo, Dell, and a mention of Dancing With the Stars.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Constant drinking and drug use -- coke, ecstasy, marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this adults-only cable drama features explicit sex scenes including topless women, bare-bottomed men, and (hidden) sex toy usage. Drug use is rampant, including one scene of cocaine being snorted by a pregnant woman while she commits suicide. One attractive, appealing character is a drug dealer, while the celebrities portrayed are sometimes complex -- both backstabbing and sympathetic. Some creepy, if unique, elements include a pregnant ghost woman in a romantic relationship with a (live) mentally ill man.
Is It Any Good?
Just as the tabloids can be an addictive guilty pleasure, DIRT feeds the public's fascination with Hollywood and celebrity culture and offers some compelling characters and quirky plot elements. While Cox's Spiller comes off a little flat, mentally ill paparazzo Don Konkey is much more interesting to watch. Though most would agree that Konkey's type of voyeuristic, long-lens photography is morally reprehensible, his character elicits sympathy and some of the rare tender moments in this otherwise salacious drama.
Like other FX dramas, Dirt is most certainly not for kids, even most teens. Characters take drugs with abandon -- snorting cocaine, smoking pot, and popping ecstasy (even while pregnant). One occasional character is a beautiful drug dealer who flirts with the young starlets she supplies. And sex scenes are explicit, including topless women, bare-bottomed men, and lots of sexy talk.
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