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Gossip Girl (2021)

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age 16+

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age 18+

I am in shock

Entertaining? perhaps. but OMG I am 27 but what the f**k are the writers/directors/ thinking when making this show? what kind of message are they sending to young people? what hell are they trying to normalize?? This is simply not okay. no underage should ever watch this show. it's sad where the media is trying to take youth just because "accepting" is a trend. we cant forget values are also important. The fact that these tv shows normalize underage consumption of drugs, promiscuity, alcohol consumption, smoking, the message that the sexuality of a homosexual couple will influence their kids sexual orientations (my point is that it's implying if you have homosexual parents you will be as well, there is nothing wrong with that but it can't be stereotyped like that), among so many other wrong messages because it's not like they are being resolved in a healthy way on the show. I am so disappointed it just so sad. fine, there are exaggerations accepted when trying to create entertaining content but there is a line especially when these shows are watched by young people.

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age 18+

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age 12+

A very entertaining and thought-provoking series for teens

My 13 and 15 year olds loved this series, so I checked it out and it looked a bit sexual, but upon watching are and having a little conversation with my daughters I came to realise that it is a deep and wildly entertaining series. I highly recommend,

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age 18+

Great update in diversity, but not with moral values. Glamourises key social issues

Compared to the original GG, the reboot is vibrant with diversity in culture, class, sexual identity and ageism. The show has not limited the character development of not only the students of East Side. There is also exploration of how the millennial teachers can be victimised by the upper class status of the students and parents. Though, I found myself feeling uncomfortable with the idea of teachers basically cyber bullying minors because of the desperation in authority. Moreover, the emotionally abusive student/teacher sexual relationship. I found that the only character I felt really sorry for was Zoya, who became a pawn in the game between the teachers and elitist students.Who even relents in playing the game in occasionally "destroying" Julien because of sibling rivalry. It makes me feel uneasy that teacher Kate Keller befriends her (a 14/ 15 year old) , only to exploit her personal life. Even Aki and Obbie were redeemable, sometimes being the voice of reason to the cliques toxic games. I would not of minded Audrey's story of dealing with a neglegent mother and her relationship with Aki. Though, still too mature for 16 year olds. In reality, most of those teachers would be fired, arrested and barred from working in any school. And the so called uber mean girls Monet and Luna would also join them. Max also would of been refered for mental help as playing manipulative games pursuing a teacher is a cry for help. And even when Rafas starts to abuse his power, the show fails ro portray Max as a full victim. Despite the nature of the relationship being massive safeguarding issue. At least in the original GG, above the scandalous encounters of the originals, there was still common values installed. There was understanding that every hedonistic action came with consequences. And certain boundaries were never crossed. Even Riverdale conveyed how inappropriate behaviour should not be accepted. If this is seen as entertainment, then I think this answers why there are more social issues with teenagers.

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age 16+

age 15+

Disappointed by the influence

I loved the original Gossip Girl, but was excited to see a more diverse group of friends. The point of GG is drama wherever it’s found which is plenty in a group of wealthy upper Eastside kids. What was majorly disappointing was the lack of consent starting in the first episode with one girl pushing her boyfriend’s face in her crotch. Relationship doesn’t equal consent. It seems way oversexed which is a bore as it’s like soft core child porn. I’m no prude, but even for HBO it’s just a no.

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age 18+

Honest storytelling

Challenges faced by characters push them into asking themselves existential questions and posing these questions to people around them. When social expectations are not met, characters don't simplify this experience into black-and-white answers. Sometimes, characters accept that there may be no answers to their questions and they push themselves to be better, more humane people to create a better living environment for everyone. Female black lead characters are often misunderstood and hard to love because loving them requires actively fighting societal oppression which is very difficult for some. Very honest approach to character development, and this may be heavy and depressing so I do not recommend for children under 18.

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