A Lot or a Little?
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Women are often described as being used just for sexual pleasures. Transgender individuals share the fear and violence they've experienced. Many men are looking for women who are skinny and have large breasts.
Violence & Scariness
Stabbings and beatings (sometimes during sex or related to sexual orientation) are described. Descriptions of weapons (knives, guns, fists) and actions taken with them.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
People share vivid details about their sexual experiences, including some that are adulterous and within " open relationships." Prostitutes speak of what they will and won't do. Women and men wear sexy clothes and reveal their body parts to cab drivers.
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Totally uncensored. "F--k," "dick," "damn," "s--t," "crap," "t--s," "ass," and more.
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Products & Purchases
Fast food is sometimes shown in the taxi.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
In most episodes, riders talk about drinking and, sometimes, using drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this titillating reality series (which first aired on HBO in the mid-'90s) reveals real people's raw, risqué stories via probing questions from their cab drivers. Hidden cameras film passengers as they vividly describe experiences with sex, drugs, and violence. Passengers include married couples coming to Vegas to "swing," transsexual prostitutes talking about the violence they've experienced, and young women who describe themselves as concubines to married men. It's a truly voyeuristic experience -- and because of its sex, violence, and language, it's not for kids or even young teens.
Is It Any Good?
The show's "information" definitely does pique curiosity about the real lives of men and women living in urban settings. It's also very mature. Even adults are likely to be shocked by what they see and hear, but at least -- thanks to their own life experiences -- they can sift through the information and put it in context. But kids and young teens may very well be downright disturbed to hear so much raw talk of sex, violence, loneliness, desperation, fear, and sadness.
While it may all add up to be provocative slice of American urban life, Taxicab Confessions is clearly meant for adults only.
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