The Act

TV Show • 2019 • Crime  

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A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.
This tv show contains 58 potentially triggering events.
Season
Episode
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Does the dog die?
1 supporters
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10
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46
Unanswered Triggers
Are there transphobic slurs?
38 supporters
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0
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0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
27 supporters
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0
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0
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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0
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0
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is there ABA therapy?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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0
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0
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
Yes
3
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2
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Yes
9
No
0
0
LiamMahan
S1
 E8
Gypsy Rose "frees" her guinea pigs after leaving the Blanchard home for good
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
34 supporters
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Yes
21
No
0
Yes
0
No
6
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there domestic violence?
57 supporters
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Yes
34
No
9
0
DanielTheBetaFish
There is reference to the social media posts made after the murder of Gypsy Rose’s mother, Dee Dee, where the posts were made to be public and cause shock and included additional references to sexually assaulting Gypsy Rose.
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0
silencesilence
Gypsy kills her mother after years of abuse.
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Is someone gaslighted?
31 supporters
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Yes
49
No
1
Is someone abused with a belt?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
Yes
64
No
1
5
amelie
Yes... the entire show is based around Gypsy's life where she was abused by her mother

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Addiction
3
Amnyc
The girl is given medication and the mom takes pills, and the friends smoke weed.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
40
No
6
4
the mother abuses prescription drugs throughout the film
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Yes
29
No
6
1
the wolverine cosplayer mentions to gypsy that he is in the hospital due to an alcohol related incident
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
82 supporters
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Yes
1
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5
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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Yes
1
No
26
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
Yes
35
No
29
10
JasonJ623
Episode 8, she takes her guinea pigs outside and leaves them before leaving town with Nick. It’s assumed that they’re left for dead.
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
Yes
7
No
22
0
ThelmaTodd
At one point a guinea pig has a bleeding paw from an accidental splinter.
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Yes
1
No
20
Is there a dead animal?
73 supporters
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Yes
2
No
9
Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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Yes
6
No
2
Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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Yes
1
No
27
Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
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0
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22
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Assault
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
0
viviandgnr
in episode 2, dee dee gives gypsy sleeping pills to sedate her during a social worker's visit to the house
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Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Is someone held under water?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is rape mentioned?
47 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
0
JazzyMaddy
S1
 E1
mentioned right at the start of episode 1 and is visited occasionally throughout the show
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
12
No
0
0
viviandgnr
gypsy is forced to use a wheelchair throughout the series, even though she can walk, and dee dee attempts to restrain her by tying her wrists together with ribbon in episode 4 beginning at 43:45 (right after smashing gypsy's laptop).
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Yes
31
No
7
5
DorianHayes
on the ominous facebook post, it says that gypsy was raped, but this isn’t shown
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Bodily Harm
Yes
47
No
0
0
Elh_smith
The young girls head is shaved with a very clear sound of the hair being cut witch is a bit unsettling
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Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
1
No
11
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ThelmaTodd
No but the symptoms of anaphylaxis are discussed in detail a few times including throat swelling and being unable to breathe. These things are not shown happening.
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Is there decapitation?
20 supporters
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0
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3
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
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11
Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is someone burned alive?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Is someone buried alive?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does a head get squashed?
43 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
57
No
0
7
Lkj55928
A tooth falls out with blood while brushing teeth. Extensive non consensual dental work is done, leaving her without most of her teeth. Very emotional scene about tooth loss
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Does someone become unconscious?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
0
No
22
1
skos97
There is mention of epilepsy as one of the main character's conditions.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
1
No
24
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Guinea pig
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Is someone tortured?
62 supporters
Yes
35
No
6
3
Katrinae
Technically not torture, but the scene at the dentist is very disturbing.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Yes
0
No
26
0
Raymesserli
eye surgery is mentioned but it's not relevant to the plot nor is anything other than fundraising for it shown
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
Yes
8
No
1
0
Anonymous
Gypsy talks her online boyfriend to stab her Mother to death.
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Is there excessive gore?
63 supporters
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Yes
3
No
6
Children
Is an infant abducted?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Is a minor sexualized?
68 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
The mother dies from murder
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
0
Gypsy is played by a non disabled actor but Gypsy isn’t actually disabled
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
49
No
0
5
Amnyc
Yes (no spoilers here, the show is based on this fact.) So far, in the first two episodes, you do see glimpses of her dead body.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
3
No
6
1
ThelmaTodd
A stuffed animal is ripped and a button eye pulled off as one of the characters fidgets anxiously with it.
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Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
37 supporters
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Yes
5
No
20
Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
0
No
25
0
Raymesserli
in a regularly mentioned and once shown scene a very young gypsy mistakes Spanish moss for ghosts but no real ghosts
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
1
No
22
1
In the background at the convention you'll only see it if you really pay attention
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Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
10 supporters
Yes
6
No
0
0
viviandgnr
not razors used for self harming, but gypsy's head gets shaved on a couple occasions
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
30
No
5
6
PoppyLydamore
Gypsy is often shown in the bathtub
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
0
No
30
4
Beef
There's brief gagging and coughing in episode 2, but no vomit.

There is none in any episodes so far (1-7)
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
32
No
0
3
Beef
Gypsy spits at her mom in episode 4 @44:00
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Is there audio gore?
36 supporters
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Yes
11
No
1
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
51
No
0
2
ChristineJohnson
Episode 4 it shows her mother getting injected with insulin
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Is there a mental institution scene?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Yes
39
No
0
1
skos97
Quite a few, but not typically shown as a trauma inducing location.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
0
There’s a scene where Gypsy stands up out of the bathtub and blood can be seen on her legs, her mother makes a comment about Gypsy not telling her about her period starting that month.
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Yes
22
No
8
2
Amnyc
Gypsy allegedly has cancer.
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Mental Health
Yes
10
No
1
0
Raymesserli
spoilers ish

in episode 5 gypsy's boyfriend nick kills dee dee and gypsy hears it happen, she is shown having flashbacks throughout the rest of the show.
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0
S1
The mum has Munchhausen, by proxy and acts on it
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
50 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
Is autism misrepresented?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
25 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have a meltdown?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
0
arsenicarisen
Second to last episode near the very end has Gypsy clip DeeDee’s toenails. Very irritating as she struggles
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Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
2
No
19
Yes
0
No
5
Are there anxiety attacks?
23 supporters
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Yes
27
No
2
Yes
10
No
16
1
catmeres
there is a scene where two people were hiding in a small closet hiding from police
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2
Happypants
The girl is “sick” and cant eat - and is fed through a tube in her stomach.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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Yes
2
No
8
Yes
0
No
24
Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
1
ThelmaTodd
Episode 6 in particular has a lot of baby crying sounds.
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Is there shakey cam?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
0
bananawagon
The cop scene with flashlights
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
24
No
7
1
Beef
In the beginning of episode 6 there is an entire scene of DeeDee giving birth to Gypsy
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Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
1
Raymesserli
there is a scene of someone giving birth and gypsy is shown as a baby and as a very young toddler multiple times
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Does someone miscarry?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does the black guy die first?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
0
No
9
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
25
0
cha0ticneutralsystem
The main person this follows’ name is a slur against Romani people. People have also used this horrific case of abuse to defend fakclaiming disabled people irl and sometimes are even misdiagnosed as “facticious disorder” or “munchausens”
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Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Yes
20
No
0
Are there n-words?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Sex
Yes
41
No
1
5
Chuurroo
Quite a few in my opinion. an explicit photo is also used when gypsy joins the dating site
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Is someone sexually objectified?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
7
No
0
0
Ocelot8910
There is a picture of male genitals shown, Gypsy is shown nude from behind, and Nick's butt is visible during every sex scene.
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Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Is there BDSM?
1 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
S1
 E4
Gypsy Is on a call with someone and that someone shows her a image on bdsm.
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Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
61 supporters
Yes
7
No
12
5
adonis0523
Covert Incest. Covert incest, also known as emotional incest, is a type of abuse in which a parent looks to their child for the emotional support that would be normally provided by another adult. It's a non-sexual form of emotional-incest.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
4
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Yes
3
No
1
0
They imply Gypsy is terminally ill even tho she isn’t
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Social
Yes
5
No
0
1
Raymesserli
its mentioned multiple times that dee dee and gypsy were homeless after their home was destroyed in hurricane Katrina but this is never shown
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Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Yes
22
No
0
0
Nunya33
Gypsy misses her mother and imagines her there with her in her cell.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Does a car honk or tires screech?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
22
Yes
38
No
0
1
Beef
EPISODE 4: (3 minutes in), Gypsy's mother is at the doctors and get her finger pricked, which draws blood. Additionally, there is period blood shown in the beginning of this episode as well after Gypsy is in the bath (at 2:35 minutes in) .
EPISODE 6: During a scene where DeeDee is giving birth, there is a pool of blood shown briefly (@2:05)
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Is there gun violence?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19