Netflix’s Heartstopper is a sweet coming-of-age story about an LGBTQ+ teen and the relationships around him. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
Netflix’s Heartstopper dropped on the streaming service last week, on April 22nd. The series is based on Alice Oseman’s 2017 graphic novels of the same name and revolves around the teenage romance of two boys who attend an all-boys high school together. One of the best aspects of this new series is the innocence of the romance, the honesty with feelings, and the wholesomeness all around. Check out all the details in my parents guide review.
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Heartstopper Parents Guide
In Heartstopper, Charlie and Nick attend the same school but never meet until the day they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, Even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. Love works in more surprising ways, with Nick more interested in Charlie than either of them realise.
Heartstopper Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Netflix’s Heartstopper.
Language: Netflix’s Heartstopper contains mild language, with a few words parents need to be made aware of. The lookout words include: cr*p, weirdo, idiot, loser, nerd, and phrases such as “piss off.”
Mature Content: The series is a sweet and innocent teenage love story about two teen boys who have a crush on each other, so the show contains teens passionately kissing, but it does not contain any sex scenes or nudity. The only other big lookout in the series has to do with classmates bullying others, especially the ones who are “different” and others who are gay.
Netflix’s Heartstopper is a very sweet and endearing new series on the streaming service. The coming-of-age story is based on webcomics that were eventually turned into a graphic novel and tells the story of a teenage boy who has a crush on his classmate who happens to be of the same gender. Series based on LGTBQ+ characters and love interests are nothing new in entertainment these days. However, this series seems new and fresh because of the gentle tone that surrounds the story. It is extremely wholesome and the most sexual the show will get is showing characters kissing.
The cast of Netflix’s Heartstopper even resembles the characters from the comics, which may have been done on purpose, given that much of the cast is new to the big screen. Joe Locke, who plays the lead role, Charlie, exudes the vulnerabilty and tenderness of his character. The friendship, and hopeful romance, between Locke and Kit Conner (Nick) feels very genuine and natural. The rest of the cast ensemble is just as talented and deserve their accolades, as they definitely are part of what makes the series such a success.
With so much hate against the LGTBQ+ community as of late in our country, most recently the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a series like Heartstoppers, which highlights the innocence of love, the teenage years, and discovering oneself, is very much needed.