61% of Netflix Originals Feature Mature Content

by Ken Ham on December 1, 2018
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It comes as no shock to anyone with a Netflix subscription that much of the content featured on the video streaming service is decidedly not family friendly by any means. Well, a recent survey of Netflix Originals (content produced for the Netflix platform) found that 61% have a TV-MA (mature content) rating, with an additional 18% receiving a TV-14 rating. Shockingly, a mere 1% of their original content enjoys a G (general audience) rating.

Over 56 million Americans subscribe to Netflix, so these ratings are a good barometer of the kind of perverse content popular today for viewing. Sadly, most people have become so used to such terrible content that it’s seen as “normal.”

Here are just a few Netflix Originals that clearly demonstrate this trend towards mature (really, sexually perverse) content:

  • Wanderlust. Here’s how Netflix describes this show: “Unable to revive their fading sex life after many years of marriage, a therapist and her husband decide to start dating other people.” This idea of polyamory is becoming increasingly popular, and shows like this will only continue to promote it as an acceptable lifestyle. But while it might be an acceptable lifestyle to our secularized culture, it is not to God—he takes marriage vows and sexual purity seriously, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (Hebrews 13:4).”
  • Sabrina. “Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family’s legacy, the Church of Night.” In addition to the obvious problems with themes of the occult and witchcraft, I’ve been told by several people who’ve watched parts of the show that it features homosexual behavior (which is pushed in many programs now), a gender non-binary character, and sexual scenes. This is a show directed at teenagers (with a TV-14 rating).
  • Big Mouth. “Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.” This cartoon show has been called “animated porn” by some. It features crude humor and sexual themes (including, apparently, an episode extolling the “healthcare” provider—also known as America’s leading abortion mill, Planned Parenthood). It’s rated TV-MA, but considering it reportedly features pubescent children in the show, one wonders who Netflix is expecting to watch the show.
The trend in media is clear—display as many perversions of God’s design for marriage, gender, and sexuality as possible.

And, of course, it’s not just Netflix. Broadcast television and other video-streaming services are no better. A recent NBC News article highlighted research from LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD that found that a record 6.4% of primetime TV characters were LGBTQ. GLAAD claims that LGBTQ representation on TV and on streaming sites is at a record high (Netflix is specifically applauded as being number one in this area), but they are still urging those who make this kind of media to do better and add even more LGBTQ characters.

The trend in media is clear—display as many perversions of God’s design for marriage, gender, and sexuality as possible. Cleverly told stories can be extremely convincing and have the potential to change the way a generation views an issue—and Netflix, broadcast television, and groups like GLAAD know this. That’s why they are ensuring they load shows with sexually perverse content and LGBTQ characters and storylines.

Instead of Netflix Try PureFlix.com

Due to the increasing difficulty of finding family-friendly content, we’re excited about Pureflix.com. They are the leading faith and family video streaming service with hundreds of titles that are safe to watch with the whole family. And we’re very excited that PureFlix.com now hosts all of our Answers in Genesis’ content (and will grow to eventually over 500 AiG videos) on their site—at no additional cost to subscribers.

Instead of watching shows on Netflix and cable television that tear down and pervert the family unit, PureFlix.com recommends several films that they say will encourage God-honoring marriages. These films can be found on PureFlix.com and are available with your subscription (for the cost of just one DVD a month, you can enjoy all of AiG’s content and the hundreds of other titles PureFlix.com offers). Here are some of those titles:

  • Fireproof
  • To Joey with Love
  • Princess Cut
  • Marriage Retreat
  • Sacred Vow
  • A Vow to Cherish

I encourage you to consider a subscription with PureFlix.com. Visit their website at PureFlix.com to try a month free and sign up today!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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