Stranger Things Parents Guide
Sex/Nudity: One teenage character flirts with a 40 year old woman.
There's a scene where a couple make-out, their shirts are off but she's wearing her bra, they lay down on her bed and continue to kiss, there's no moaning or actual sex, this last about 4 seconds, then in the next episode its still happening but while they're kissing something else is happening, this is nothing too sexual
In season 2, one character asks another character if he's there, and the other character replies with, "Yeah it's me, don't cream your pants."
In season 1 two characters make-out on a characters bed, this is inter cut with something else that is happening, this is by no means a sex scene. In season 2 two characters kiss each other 4 times then race into their bedroom, scene ends there, nothing else major happens beside a few kisses. Nothing to bad.
Seasons 1 and 2 contain a couple of suggestive scenes. In season 3 a pornographic magazine is shown briefly. A woman shirt is lifted up, revealing about 90% of her breasts. Nipples must have been edited out because they are not seen
A couple make out like said below, but it doesn't go unnoticed, the parents find out and punish her child
In S3 E1 a girl wakes up out of bed with another boy her age and jumps up out of bed with only a top on and underwear.
There is a mild make out scene between El and Mike but it is nothing too far where you have to cover your kids eyes unless you don't want them to see kissing.
These a lot of kissing between Eleven and Mike in Season 3.
In season 3, billy makes a sexual flirt about swimming, and asks a 40 yr old women what strokes she knows. After she answers with only "not much", billy says "Free style, butterfly, and 'breaststroke'" as a flirt.
Season 3 - two porn magazines are found in a drawer that each depict a woman on the cover with the majority of their bare breasts exposed. This scene lasts for about 3-5 seconds.
Season 3: A teenage boy's room is entered, and a pin-up poster of a scantily clad woman is seen on his wall, then there is a close-up of a drawer being opened and dirty magazine covers are fully visible.
Season 3: Two boys in the mall watch an aerobics class from behind. Women are seen from behind in tights & leggings, including one with a thong leotard over it. Women are shown gyrating their hips to music, with a close-up shot on their butts.
Violence: A few punches here and there, mainly Hopper when he needs to get passed a guard, two fights between two men
In season 3, a man is beaten in his office. First, his head is pushed and slammed into the door, breaking his nose, and he is then repeatedly punched (we only hear this from outside the locked door) and then is thrown over his desk. After this, his finger is forced into a cigar slicer and the person beating him pushes down on it almost cutting his finger, but stops after his answers are given. He is then taken hostage, but not further hurt. His face is bloody all throughout the episode.
In season 3, people and rats melt or explode into graphic puddles, and a man is dismembered in a rotating blade (brief; blink-and-you-miss-it blood and gore shown)
s3e8: A knife is used to cut someones leg open. This is extremely bloody and graphic. Everything is shown.
The violence and gore of the seasons goes from "ooh thats a bit interesting" to very quickly "this is extremely graphic". A girl's leg is cut open with a hot knife and multiple hands are stuck under the skin in order to take out an item from the leg. Multiple cases of bloody violence, including what could be interpreted as extremely bloody gore. Many different cases of this graphic gore are displayed throughout the season and it is far worse than what is portrayed in seasons 1 and 2.
Season 3: Episode 5: In a hospital, there is a chase scene which is pretty gory. A man is stabbed with scissors. When taken out blood spurts out. One man's nose is broken, but the blood is black. At the end, their skins melts into chunks of blood. in the last episode hopper throws a man into a machine and he he torn apart and blood goes everywhere, though this is only seen for 1 second. This show starts off as a PG-13 show, but soon ascends into a R rated one in terms of violence.
Profanity: season 1: 53 uses of sh!t, 6 uses of godd*mn, 11 or so uses of a**/a**hole/a**kisser etc, 3 uses of p*ssy, 7 uses of D*ck, 15 Son of a b*tch/B*tch.
Season 2: 67 uses of Sh*t, 9 Godd*mn, 10 a**/a**hole/a**kisser etc, 2 p*ssy, 8 D*ck, 16 B*tch. 1 middle finger
season 3: 73 uses of sh*t, 12 uses of godd*mn, 19 or so uses of a**/a**hole/a**kisser etc., 4 uses of p*ss and bastard, 2 use of f*ck, 5 uses of d*ck/d*ckhead/d*cksucker etc., 10 uses of b*tch, 12 uses of son-of-a-b*tch, 2 middle fingers along with over 30 uses of other milder swears throughout the season.
Drugs/alcohol: Will's mother, and Hopper always smoke cigarettes. Teens are also seen smoking
Heavy smoking by multiple characters; adults and teens.
In Season 3, two characters are drugged and begin acting euphoric (basically the same effects of MDMA)
A character is ask if he is drugged and say he doesn't do any drugs besides a little marijuana every now and then
Seasons 1 & 2. Considerable use of alcohol including minors getting drunk or being served alcohol both illegally and in excessive amounts. Numerous minors drinking to severe drunk stage and sickness is depicted at a party. An adult and two high school students drink vodka in a couple scenes in an episode during season 2.
Season 3 is borderline TV-MA for its uses of profanity and voilence.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking