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Kat and the Band | 2020 | TV-MA | – 2.2.4

content-ratingsWhy is “Kat and the Band” rated TV-MA? The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board rating indicates that “this program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of hugging scenes and conversations about relationships, and cleavage-revealing outfits, several arguments and activities that require lying to a parent and others, and some strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A teen girl (Ella Hunt) desperate to break away from the expectations of the normal high school path and the demands of her mother to study and prepare for university entrance exams, decides to follow her dream to manage a band and take them on tour, with unexpected results. Also with Katherine Kelly, Joanna David, Anna Devlin, Dougie Poynter, Rufus Hound, Jackson Bews, Gareth Hale, James Doherty, Louise Hunt, Betty Denville and Callum McGowan. Directed by E.E. Hegarty. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:32]

Kat and the Band SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A teen girl sits on a young man’s lap at a party. A teen girl and a young man hug.
 A teen girl looks at a band member during a performance with romantic interest and a teen girl looks at a band member during a performance with admiration. A teen girl talks about a young man in a band being “fit” and an “ab zombie.” A grandmother asks her teen granddaughter if she has “slept with any of them yet” (referring to band members). A teen girl talks about a relationship getting “heavy” and that it ended because she “couldn’t be the girl he wanted her to be.”
 Two teen girls cling on a young man and take a photograph together. A teen girl finagles her way into an invitation to an after party by telling a young man that her friend likes him and that “after she has a few drinks, she’ll relax.” A woman and her teen daughter talk about the woman being “knocked up.” A man talks about falling in love and losing the woman to circumstances. A teen girl reacts when she sees a picture on another teen girl’s phone and she asks, “Is that [the other girl’s boyfriend]?” but we don’t see anything. A teen girl shows another teen girl a picture of some kind of sex aid or a négligée (it is not clear).
 Three young men take off their clothes to wash them in a laundromat and we see them wearing boxers, boxer briefs and one is shirtless (we see bare legs and bare chest and abdomen). A teen girl draws a line drawing of male genitals on the poster of a face of a young man. A teen girl wears a low-cut top and skin-tight pants that reveal cleavage and the outline of her hips and thighs. A teen girl wears a top that bares her back and is low-cut in the front revealing her cleavage. Two teen girls bike to school and change into their uniforms behind a tree (we see stocking-covered legs). A teen girl’s grandmother talks about “going commando style” when she was young.


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Kat and the Band VIOLENCE/GORE 2

 – We hear that an elderly woman fell and lay on the floor unable to get help for a day (we see her with a cane and recovering later). People at a performance venue throw food at the band members and we see their clothes splattered later. A man confronts a teen girl about a credit card being declined and that the situation is being investigated. Two young men argue a few times and one tells the other to fire a teen girl as their manager. Two teen girls argue and one storms away angrily. A teen girl gets a warning card in school and her mother reprimands her later for “making bad choices.” A teen girl makes fun of another teen girl and she cries. A young man refers to being “ripped off.” A teen girl says, “If I ever dance like that, just put me down.” A young man talks about another man stealing his girlfriend. Three young men yell when they realize that someone has stolen their clothes at a laundromat. Two teen girls make fun of another teen girl and tell her that a young man doesn’t want her at his concert; the teen girl cries.
 A teen girl tries in several scenes to convince a young man to hire her as his band’s manager. A teen girl compliments a teacher about his outfit after he takes her phone away, trying to get it back. After staying out all night, two teen girls bike to school and change into their uniforms behind a tree (we see stocking-covered legs). A teen girl mocks another teen about her appearance and says, “…with a face like that.” A group of teens protests outside a club chanting to get inside for a band’s performance; they are turned away because they are not of age.
 A teen girl steps over a large pile of animal dung in a field.


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Kat and the Band LANGUAGE 4

 – 10 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (incompetent, skinny-legged, google-eyed, goggle-eyed, horn-chick, sellout, frog face, arrogant, greedy, disaster, dumb, virgin, fitty, weirdos, strange, relentless, stupidly, pathetic, jealousy, lame, cheating, tiny wet wipe), exclamations (focus, yes, ooo), 1 religious exclamation (Oh God). | profanity glossary |


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Kat and the Band SUBSTANCE USE

 – People drink in several bar/club scenes, a teen girl talks about another teen girl and says that after she has a few drinks she’ll relax, a woman drinks wine in several scenes, and people drink at a party. A young man smokes a cigarette on a street.


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Kat and the Band DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Music management, dreams, goals, friendship, rushing to do something, single lying, dishonesty, ego, parenting, doubts, individualism, responsibility, growing up.

Kat and the Band MESSAGE

 – Take the right steps to reach your dreams and don’t try to do it all on your own.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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