Wondering if Do Revenge on Netflix is ok for kids? Do Revenge is a dark teen comedy that is not very kid friendly. A modern take on teen films, here’s what parents need to know in this Do Revenge Parents Guide.
Do Revenge Parents Guide
Basically Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) agree to go after each other’s bullies. Drea is at the peak of her high school powers as the it-girl on campus until her entire life goes up in flames after her sex tape gets leaked to the whole school. She suspects her boyfriend and king of the school, Max (Austin Abrams).
Eleanor is an awkward new transfer student who is angered to find out that she now has to go to school with her old bully, Carissa (Ava Capri) who started a nasty rumor about her in summer camp when they were 13 that she forced her down and tried to kiss, basically labeling her as a predator. After a clandestine run-in at tennis camp, Drea and Eleanor form an unlikely and secret friendship to get revenge on each other’s tormentors.
Do Revenge Age Rating
Do Revenge is rated TV-MA for language, substance use, and sexual content which means some content is not suitable for kids and intended for mature audiences only.
Is Do Revenge Kid Friendly?
You can expect to see some implied sex scenes, bullying, drug and alcohol use, and profanity used by some of the characters. To sum it up, Do Revenge is not kid-friendly. There are too many mature themes in Do Revenge for young ones.
There is a lot of profanity in Do Revenge including sh*t, bullsh*t, bi*ch, damn, a**, a**hole, and f*ck. There are also uses of sexual words including di*k, c*nt, thots, and tits as well of words of Deity like g-ddamn.
Underage teenagers use drugs, snort cocaine, and drink alcohol.
A girl films herself performing sexual acts on camera (you do not see them).
A character talks about coming out as queer and being bullied and labeled as a predator.
There are many suggestive sexual references in Do Revenge. There is no nudity, but there are scenes of implied sex. Two characters start making out and you can hear moaning. Another scene shows a couple in bed while one performs oral sex and fake moaning. There is passionate kissing between males and females and between 2 females.
Is Do Revenge Appropriate For Kids Under 17?
Because Do Revenge is rated TV-MA, then it is recommended for mature audiences only and not kids or tweens. In the era of Euphoria, it’s tame compared to that and perhaps more along the lines of The Summer I Turned Pretty, only not quite as beachy.
Both Hawke (Stranger Things) and Mendes (Riverdale) are popular with the teen crowd, so many teens and tweens will want to watch. While Do Revenge does show respect to classic teen 90s movies like Cruel Intentions and Clueless, and it adds another layer. Props to the costuming team. Do Revenge is entertaining enough and will be popular amongst the teen crowd, but man the way the characters talk to each other is a little disheartening.
The premise is interesting, because who hasn’t fantasized about getting revenge on someone who has wronged them? The performances are strong from the two female leads, but even with the dark humor and twists, after all is said and done, it’s still just another teen movie, even if a bit sadistic. After all, teenage girls are psychopaths.
My biggest issue with Do Revenge is the final act and lack of consequences for some of the characters. Is this really the way we see today’s youth? I get that there are horrible, spiteful petty people out there and in high schools, there are a lot of them. But if this is a glimpse of real life, we have got bigger problems than 2 girls ruining lives to get the revenge they so richly deserve. They deserve it, right? Remind me again who we were rooting for in this film.
The cruel intentions and heinous acts committed do not mesh well with the conclusion of the film and left me scratching my head.