Fleishman is in Trouble

NZ release: 17 November 2022

Sex scenes, offensive language, nudity Rated on: 19 January 2023

Season 1

Fleishman Is in Trouble poster

What’s it about?

Fleishman is in Trouble follows Toby Fleishman, a 41-year-old newly divorced doctor living in New York.

Toby is exploring modern dating apps and beginning to enjoy the sexual freedoms he never experienced in his youth when his ex-wife, Rachel, unexpectedly drops off their two kids and then disappears from their lives without an explanation.

The facts

  • Stars Jesse Eisenberg as Toby and Claire Danes as Rachel
  • Based on the 2019 novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • Each episode is approximately 40–60 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This show was self-rated by Disney+ who have rated the whole season. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Sex scenes and sexual themes

The show deals with adult relationships and is clearly intended for a mature audience.

There are regular scenes of adults engaging in sex, such as intercourse and masturbation. Phone sex also features. Intimate, sexual images of women pop up on screen as Toby views them on his phone.

The sexual activity is frank but inexplicit. Breasts and buttocks are visible but frontal nudity below the waist is blocked from view by the positioning of bodies and camera angles. There are frank comments and discussions about sexual relationships and sex acts throughout.

Offensive language

The word “f**k” and similar are used regularly as part of normal adult conversations to add emphasis or as an expression of frustration. Coarse language, such as “shit”, is also used.


There is female breast nudity during a montage of casual sex. Non-sexual male buttock nudity is shown in a scene where a man strips naked before he jumps in a pool. The front of him is seen briefly underwater from a distance. This nudity is unlikely to leave a lasting impression on mature viewers.


There is a very brief scene of two women fighting as part of an underground fighting club. The fighting is not strong and is unlikely to affect a viewer.

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