starring Blake Lively
sex, sexualisation of teenagers, underage drinking, alcohol, infidelity, body image, classism, bullying, stalking
mentions of a suicide attempt that happened prior to the series beginning
Ep. 1: Sexual assault, attempted rape
Ep. 3: Mentions of drug and alcohol addiction
Ep. 4: Predatory friendships
Ep. 5: Jenny (Taylor Momsen) is pressured into drinking alcohol
Ep. 6: Cocaine, cultural appropriation.
Ep. 9: Emphasis on food, eating disorders, and alcoholism.
Ep. 11: Sex shaming 13 minutes in.
Ep. 12: Drowning 6 minutes in.
Ep. 13: Discussions of pregnancy and sex shaming.
Ep. 15: Serena (Blake Lively) is drugged by Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg). Blair (Leighton Meester) emotionally manipulates another student.
Ep. 16: Q-slur 9 minutes in. Homophobic f-slur 31 minutes in. Outing without consent. Homophobia and blackmail.
Ep. 18: Blackmail, implied rape and victim blaming. Cocaine, death. Infidelity.
Pedophilia and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Ep. 3: Bulimia joke 10 minutes in. Anti-Japanese stereotype joke 15 minutes in. Sexual assault 22 minutes in. Infidelity and minor violence.
Ep. 4: Bullying and blackmail.
Ep. 5: Misogynistic and anti-Sex worker comment 24 minutes in. Body image comment 30 minutes in.
Ep. 8: Sexual assault 10 minutes in. Possible sexual predator. Labour exploitation of a minor.
Ep. 9: Ableist S-Slur 12 minutes in.
Ep: 10: Suicide joke 3 minutes in.
Ep. 11: Bart Bass is discovered to be stalking and invading the confidentiality agreements of his step-children (Serena and Eric). An arrest of a parent.
Ep. 13: Chuck calls Lily the misogynist W-slur 12 minutes in. Anti-semitic comment 15 minutes in. Death of a parent. Funeral for a parent.
Ep. 14: Pedophilia mention 26 minutes in.
Ep. 15: Sexual assault mention 29 minutes in.
Ep. 16: Blair bullies a teacher. Ableism and ageism 27 minutes in. Sex shaming, sexual assault and attempted rape 36 minutes in.
Ep. 17: Joke about statutory rape 12 minutes in. Roofie mention 28 minutes in. Story centres around student-teacher relationships and blackmail. Implied statutory rape at the end of the episode.
Ep. 18: Student-teacher relationship storyline completes in the end of this episode.
Ep. 19: Adult exploits a vulnerable teenager. Statutory rape mentions 34 minutes in.
Ep. 21: anti-Semitism.
Ep. 22: White saviour of Africa joke and trope 24 minutes in.
Ep. 24: Serena insults her mother for adopting out a child 4 minutes in. Ableist S-slur 13 minutes in. Anti-Sex work comment 14 minutes in. Cab driver commits sexual assault 21 minutes in.
Starring Ed Westwick
Ep. 1: Infidelity. Transmisogyny 20 minutes in.
Ep. 3: Blackmail.
Ep. 7: Emphasis on bullying/abuse
Ep. 8: Alcoholism. Sex shaming 17 minutes in. Ableism 20 minutes in. Anti-Sex worker comments 25 minutes in. Anti-Sex Worker comments 27 minutes in.
Ep. 9: Anti-Sex worker comments 2 minutes in. Anti-blackness 17 minutes in.
Ep. 10: Blackmail, infidelity.
Ep. 11: Implied suicide mention 2 minutes in. Infidelity and pregnancy. Emphasis on food.
Ep. 12: Car crash and PTSD throughout. Drugs. Mentions of parent death. Predatory relationship.
Ep. 13: Drugs. Mentions of parent death. Predatory relationship.
Ep. 14: Drugs. Mentions of parent death. Predatory relationship.
Ep. 15: Mentions of sexual assault and victim-blaming. Predatory relationship. Statutory rape plot. Sex shaming 25 minutes in.
Ep. 16: Blair blackmails to out a gay man 26 minutes in. Drugs. Roofie and anti-Sex work plotline.
Ep. 17: Sex trafficking. Emotional manipulation.
Ep. 18: Stalking/love bombing. Chuck attempts to manipulate Blair into staying in a relationship with him.
Ep. 19: Stalking/harassment. Chuck makes inappropriate comments to a minor 5 minutes in skip to 7 minutes in. Chuck mentions rape and jokes about parent trauma 17 minutes in. Chuck makes inappropriate comments about a minor 27 minutes.
Ep. 20: Cocaine 2 minutes in. Suicide mention 11 minutes in. Cancer. Infidelity.
Ep. 21: Cancer. Manipulation. Infidelity.
Ep. 22: Implied statutory rape 22 minutes in. Implied statutory rape 26 minutes in. Infidelity. Gunfire and blood and the end of the episode.