Parent reviews for The L Word

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Common Sense says

age 18+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

age 18+

Don’t let your kids watch it

Don’t get me wrong, the show is good. It was really important as a little gay but some people are really saying they’ll let their kids as young as 13 or even 10 watch it…are you kidding me?? Y’all are sick and should be investigated, maybe even get your kids taken away. This is not a show for teens and definitely not anyone younger.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much sex
age 13+

Very important

Though it has flaws, and is too much for tweens and younger, I would definitely let anyone 13+ watch it. After letting my 13 year daughter (she's lesbian) she was extremely grateful as she barely sees lesbians on tv in relationships or happy. Additionally, they are often side roles, and represent a small part of the main cast if that at all. Though I can agree that there are issues with this show, it's very important, and allows wlw to see an entire main cast of a show.
age 13+

The best!

It's very hard to set a age recommendation to this show because to my 13 year old girl, this was a life changing and important show for her to watch. She's a lesbian and needed to find a show which showed people just like her. At this age she had already watched porn, whether I like it or not. In school and on internet and by friends, she's told of how men and women have sex. But she didn't know at all of how women and women have sex. I had to tell her how this works (adding to her that she'll never be allowed to have sex until she's 30! lol) Therefore, in the situation that my 13 year old is in, this show worked much better for her to watch than for example Vampire Diaries. Don't get discouraged by the sex scenes and the drug use, the kids get these in most things they watch (for example Twilight, Gray's Anatomy, etc). I've watched every episode of The L Word and they are spot on regarding the big questions that teenagers (young and old) battle at this age. Therefore, this show could actually be a great help for teens who are LGBT and feel lost and lonely. The show consists of relatable and strong female characters which anyone can like. It's one of the absolute best LGBT-shows out there and well worth the watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Just Great - Nearing Perfection!

I first watched this when I was 17, and this show blew my mind. It was one of the first I ever watched that fully represented, even if not very accurately, the LGBT community. I personally like it because, with me being a young lesbian just coming out of the closet, it kind of taught me about diversity and that everyone can be a good person, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, whatever! (actually, I can't really confirm the last one, everyone's transphobia towards the character Max really pissed me off, but that's about the only bad thing. Oh, and about Dana... no I won't spoil it, but it shouldn't have happened that way... just a humble fan's opinion, producer Ilene Chaiken really made a mistake)

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Not for under double digets

My 12 year loves the show. I know she's fine with the "Adult Content" in it lol. It's ok for her to watch it. I wish people would let their kids watch whatever they want, God.