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Fatal Affair | 2020 | TV-14 | – 6.5.4

content-ratingsWhy is “Fatal Affair” rated TV-14? The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board rating indicates, “this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several sex scenes and implied sex scenes with partial nudity and cleavage revealing outfits, several murders with bloody wounds shown, arguments, intimidation and discussions of obsession, violent acts and anger issues, and some strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When a married woman (Nia Long) becomes re-acquainted with a college classmate (Omar Epps), the relationship spins out of control and it becomes clear that he is not prepared to let her go. Also with Stephen Bishop, Aubrey Cleland, Maya Stojan, Kj Smith and Jason-Shane Scott. Directed by Peter Sullivan. [Running Time: 1:29]

Fatal Affair SEX/NUDITY 6

 – A man follows a woman to the bathroom in a dance club where they kiss passionately, he lifts her onto a counter, unbuttons her top (we see cleavage and her bra), slips her underwear off under her skirt, kisses her neck and bare chest, unfastens his belt and she stops him and leaves. A man brings a lace negligee to his girlfriend, she puts it on and they kiss (we see cleavage); we see her seated on a dresser and he kisses her neck and chest, he holds her hands down and thrusts, holds her neck and continues to thrust as she moans. A man and a woman kiss, she takes his shirt off (we see his bare back, chest and abdomen), she straddles him on a bed and we hear moaning as the scene changes.
 A husband and his wife kiss and stand in the shower together (sex is implied) and we see flesh tones (we see the man’s bare chest briefly and no other detail) through the frosted glass. A husband kisses his wife’s finger after she cuts herself, they kiss and we see them in the bedroom with the man shirtless and the woman straddling him (we see his bare chest, her cleavage and bare leg to the upper thigh and sex is implied). A woman finds pictures of her in a man’s apartment, including her and her husband having sex (we see her straddling her husband and we see her bare back and legs). A woman has a flashback to a man (not her husband) kissing her neck and bare chest.
 A husband and his wife kiss and she sits on her desk as he presses against her and refers to “breaking in the desk” until they are interrupted. Men and women dance in a club scene; one man and a woman dance closely and nearly kiss but do not. A husband and his wife hug and she sits in his lap. A husband and wife lie in bed together sleeping in a few scenes.
 A woman tells another woman that she wants to “get her flirt on.” A man tells a woman that he is divorced and has no children. A woman says that in her marriage, she feels like she wakes up next to a perfect stranger with her husband. A man and a woman flirt and talk about having been in college together and why they didn’t date. A man tries to invite a woman out for coffee and she declines and tries to sever the relationship. A man pays a married woman a compliment on her appearance several times. A man tries to touch a woman’s hand and she pulls away and threatens him, telling him to leave her house.
 A woman finds a man in a bathtub (we see his bare shoulders and knees) and removes her clothes to join him (we see her fully nude, not discernible in heavy shadow, from the back; please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman walks through a house wearing a man’s shirt and we see cleavage and bare legs to the upper thighs. A nude man sits on a sofa and we see his bare legs, partial abdomen and chest (his genitals are blocked from view by another sofa). A man is shown shirtless in several scenes (we see his bare shoulders, chest and abdomen). A woman wears low-cut dresses and tops that reveal cleavage in few scenes.


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Fatal Affair VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 – A woman hears a noise in a house and walks through looking for a man; she finds him dead in a bathtub filled with blood-tinged water, she screams and is grabbed by someone off-screen (we understand that she is killed). A man becomes angry and slams a woman against a mantel when he catches her looking at pictures on his phone (we see her dead later with a bloody mark on her forehead). A woman holds a knife and tries to stab a man, he gets the knife away from her and holds her around the neck, she hits him with a vase and he falls to the floor. A man grabs a woman and he and another man fight with punches and kicks; the woman stabs the man in the abdomen (we see blood on the wound and the knife later) after the other man is thrown over a walkway and lands hard on the ground below (he’s OK). A man holds a gun on a woman and another man attacks him from behind, the two men fight, the woman hits one man with a log and he throws her, and one man falls over a cliff and hangs from the ledge until he loses his grip and falls (we see his body twisted and motionless on the ground below).
 A police officer is shown dead with his throat slit and blood on the wound in his cruiser. A woman goes to her office in the dark and trips over a dead woman’s body (we see blood on her face and head). A woman discovers a dead young man on her balcony (we see blood on his face and forehead). A woman finds a man and a young woman bound and gagged and the man has a bruise on his face from an apparent beating.
 A man is shown standing in the shadows outside a woman’s home watching her as she and her husband have sex in their bedroom. A man disables a security door and enters a house where a man and a woman are sleeping; he walks through the house, opens her underwear drawer and presses a lace teddy to his face; a young woman enters the house and nearly discovers him as he stands in the shadows holding a kitchen knife. A man sends a woman a video of the two of them dancing in a club and she threatens to call the police and get a restraining order against him. A woman goes to a man’s apartment, searches through it, finds a room where many pieces of monitoring equipment are set up and she finds pictures of her, including her and her husband having sex (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A woman hides in a man’s apartment and he comes home and nearly catches her.
 A woman yells at another woman about her relationship with a man (not her husband) and storms out. A man yells at a woman and calls her by a different name. A man yells at another man in a car and becomes angry when he honks at him. A man threatens to call a woman’s husband and tell him about their relationship. A man becomes angry and snaps a vinyl album in pieces. A husband and his wife argue about her relationship with another man.
 A woman talks to a man about his anger management and refers to “what you’ve been through” (we understand that the man’s wife was killed). A man is described as having a crazy temper and that he was controlling and jealous in his marriage. A wife talks to her husband about not overdoing things since he is still “in recovery.” We hear that a man was struck by a truck while biking and spent 6 months recovering in the hospital from broken bones. A woman tells another woman about a double murder and we see newspaper headlines about the incident. A man talks to another man about his wife saying, “People would kill for a woman like that” as he walks toward the man holding a golf club (he does not hit him). A man stands on a beach flicking a lighter while standing next to a propane tank. Flames shoot up in a restaurant kitchen a few times.
 A badly burned body is shown on a beach and we are told that identifying the person will be difficult. A man is seen with a jagged scar on his shoulder in several scenes. A woman accidentally cuts her finger with a kitchen knife (we do not see blood).


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Fatal Affair LANGUAGE 4

 – 2 scatological terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (ridiculous, shark, lucky, babe, crazy, sexy, fool, hacker, unstable), 1 religious profanity (GD), 14 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, God, Jesus). | profanity glossary |


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Fatal Affair SUBSTANCE USE

 – We see several prescription drug vials on a bedside table next to a sleeping man. A woman asks another woman to join her to get drunk (they do not), a woman drinks a glass of wine and a man drinks from a bottle of beer with meals in a few scenes, people are shown drinking in a few bar scenes, a man drinks a beer while working at a drafting table, and a man and a woman drink a bottle of wine between them in a bar.


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Fatal Affair DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Infidelity, obsession, narcissistic personality disorder, success, forgiveness, mistakes, suicide, lifestyle changes, trust, divorce, honesty.

Fatal Affair MESSAGE

 – Being unfaithful can lead to deadly consequences.

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