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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Existential discussions of "streaming ruining television" and artistic direction within the film/tv industry. Occasional morality discussions about toxicity and taboo topics in the film industry (sexual abuse scenes in the industry, sexism, etc).
Positive Role Models
As this is focused on a film production set, everyone either does what they're told or tells someone what to do. Characters engage in odd power dynamics and toxic behavior, and it's either not called out or left up to interpretation.
The film production is sparsely diverse, with crew members of different races, genders, ethnicities, and sexual identities. But most of the main plot lines follow white characters, while characters of color are on the sides.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters talk about their past sexual relationships and the filming of sex scenes.
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Words like "bitch," "hell," "s--t," and "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent social drinking and cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Irma Vep is a drama series about filming a remake of the classic vampire film as a TV show. Themes and topics are often very "meta" and focus on the film/TV industry as a whole. Characters occasionally talk about their past sexual relationships and filming of sex scenes. Language includes swearing like "bitch," "hell," "s–t," and "f–k." There is frequent social drinking and cigarette smoking. Some characters are of different races, genders, ethnicities, and sexual identities.
Is It Any Good?
This series effectively captures the dramatic monotony behind the production of making a TV show, but its pace is slow. Between critiques of the film industry and the slight surrealism, Irma Vep occasionally sets a meandering, convoluted pace. The characters and dialogue can be thought-provoking at times. Overall, this series may be more enticing to older viewers or fans who are familiar with the classic film.
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