Too Hot to Handle

NZ release: 07 December 2022

Offensive language and sex scenes Rated on: 16 December 2022

Season 4

Too hot to handle

Why did it get this rating?

This film was self-rated by Netflix. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

The facts

  • Created by Laura Gibson and Charlie Bennett
  • English language – although contestants come from different countries.
  • There are about 10 episodes that roughly run for 45 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This film was self-rated by Netflix. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Offensive language

The contestants on the show use offensive language casually, in sexual contexts, in frustrated moments and out of anger. Words like the f bomb, d*ck and sh*t are pretty common.

A lot of the language they use is sexually driven and tends to move from flirtatious comments to very strong sexual references.

Sex scenes

Even though the overall rule of the game show is for contestants not to engage in any intimate contact, ranging from kissing on the lips to sex, they often break these rules at the detriment of the money prize fund. Contestants are shown in a variety of sexual situations, but nudity is blurred.

While reality TV and dating shows are often mocked, this show does offer opportunities to talk about what is “realistic” and what healthy relationships look like. Check out the links below for more information.

Further information

Parents, are you watching Love Island?

Talking with young people about what they’re watching

Why are ratings and content warnings important for me and my whānau?

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