A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The bar creates an safe environment for the LGBTQ community.
Positive Role Models
Folks range from friends and lovers to competitive and snarky.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of arguing, yelling; some object throwing. References to the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, including crude references, hypersexual behavior, skimpy outfits, go-go dancers, blurred nudity.
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"Damn," "ass," bitch;" "s--t," "f--k," "c--t" and other curses partially bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
It's a promotional vehicle for The Abbey.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Endless drinking (cocktails, champagne, shots, etc.), drunken behavior.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that What Happens At The Abbey is a reality series featuring lots of drinking, strong sexual innuendo (including blurred nudity), as well as other mature themes. There's lots of hedonistic behavior, relationship drama, and silly arguments (sometimes people throw stuff, too). The 2016 Pulse Club shooting is occasionally referenced. The series is a promotional vehicle for The Abbey bar and nightclub, but also highlights its significance and the inclusive culture that defines it.
Is It Any Good?
This unscripted series showcases the colorful and energetic world the iconic nightclub is known for, but it ends up following the standard reality show format. It underscores the importance of the culture from which it comes from, but also highlights the reasons why The Abbey has diversified its clientele. However, most of these themes are overshadowed by the cast and the drama it creates thanks to its hedonistic and narcissistic behavior.
From taking clothing optional yoga classes, to chronicling the efforts of a gay man and lesbian woman are making to have a baby, What Happens At The Abbey doesn't lack for storylines. But trying to keep tabs on the all the sexual entanglements and gossipy conversations between cast members takes some effort. If you are a fan of catty of reality fare, it won't disappoint.
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