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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Nasty gal does what it takes in spirited bioseries.

TV Netflix Drama 2017
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age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+


i watched this when i was about 12 and i didnt understand why its 16+ 12+ if ur kid is mature
age 18+

Pretty sexual and it was honestly disturbing my mood is ruined

there is a clip where her boyfriend is getting a blowjob and there is a pop up clip where she finds a virus on her laptop and opens it up to see complete pornography where a butt naked women is having sex (everything showing) and having a screaming orgasm. there's shower scene where the boyfriend starts rubbing the main characters bare breasts. This show was rated PG on netflix which is absolutely disturbing its so gross and there is also drug use.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (11):

Though in real life Sophia crashed and burned business-wise, her rise from shoplifting street rat to CEO is a whole lot of fun to watch, particularly since successful-women bios are rare. Go ahead, name five shows about women who are powerful forces in business -- and not just the wives and/or girlfriends of moguls who cause trouble behind the scenes. But here, Sophia is firmly in the driver's seat, even if she's in a crappy car that runs out of gas on a steep San Francisco hill in the first few minutes of the show's pilot and then must push that car, alone, uphill to a nearby gas station. Later, after she's been fired from a lousy shoe store job, she wanders into a used-clothing store, talks the bored clerk into selling her a rare antique calfskin jacket for peanuts, and stalks out obviously feeling like a million bucks -- and just about to make them, because she's able to sell that jacket, properly modeled and identified, on eBay for an exponentially higher price, which marks the beginning of her big-business-to-be.

Watching a former loser make good can be pretty thrilling, and there are plenty of success stories to be told from the beginning of the online gold rush -- see The Social Network for one highly relevant example. But what really makes Girlboss special is the distinctly feminine focus behind and in front of the camera. Writer Kay Cannon -- best known for her work on 30 Rock and Pitch Perfect -- has crafted a rare show that makes self-actualization not boring and puts crackling quips in characters' mouths without sounding pretentious or improbable. Sophia scans as a real, fallible young woman who happens into a good thing due to a combination of smarts and being in the right place at the right time. She's a hero young viewers need and will like -- even if the real-life Sophia ultimately left a questionable legacy.

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