Parents' Guide to

The White Lotus

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Globe-trotting class comedy has sex, nudity, drug use.

TV HBO Comedy 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

A person's chest is not sexual content

In response to one of the reviews, the reason why no one mentioned a person's bare breasts in the sexual content is because a person's chest is most definitely not sexual content. It should be obvious why genitalia is SEXual content. But yes, there is a lot of sex and drugs in this show and I better see everyone wear a bikini top at the beach if we're gonna view chests as genitalia.
age 18+

White Lotus is sex and drug porn

I couldn't even make it through Episode 2. Teen drug use, nudity, profanity, porn.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The White Lotus is a class-conscious comedy of manners, and it gets a ton of mileage out of its incredible and deep cast, who each play their variations on upper-class entitlement with subtlety and humor. While this kind of story was out of fashion for many years, the popularity of shows like Succession and films like Parasite is proving that audiences are hungry for more content that addresses the growing financial disparities in the United States and beyond.

The main difference between The White Lotus and, for example, Succession, is that the characters mostly seem to have genuine, good intentions behind their actions, even if they're unaware of the role that money or race might play in them. This might make the satire a little less biting, but it's nice to have someone to root for.

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