Though there is a lot of grit, it is a really great show with a lot of learning opportunities. I am 13 years old and I am currently on season 2. Though I am told I am extremely mature for my age, it's has a very heavy plot. I believe that some of my piers wouldn't be able to watch it. The characters, though different, are all pretty vulgar and raunchy. Their lives and stories are exceptionally raw and sometimes unsuitable for viewers of a younger age. Language like sh*t, f*ck, c*nt, b*tch, and p*ssy are used very often in every episode. There is also a lot of "lesbian activity" as they call it in the show, and full nudity, mostly women but occasionally men. Aside from all of that, the stories of a women's prison are incredible AND educational. Most people don't know a thing about prison, even if they may think they do. It can really warn someone at any age to stay out of trouble, because these womens' lives are not pretty, to say the least. I would ENCOURAGE anyone over the age of 13 to watch it, as it is rich with educational value. Again, it is racy, but worth it. And parents, you might want to talk to your kids to make sure they understand and they aren't confused about anything that they might see that is a bit over their heads, or at least be ready for the conversation.