The Tearsmith parents guide: Is there nudity in the new Netflix romantic drama film?

The Tearsmith
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The Tearsmith Image Courtesy Netflix /

April has officially started, and one of Netflix's new releases this month is the romantic drama film The Tearsmith. It's now streaming on Netflix, and I'm sure many parents have questions regarding this new movie. It's marketed as a teen flick, so there might be some parents out there who are curious to know if it's actually appropriate for their kids to be watching. No worries! We shared the parents guide and age rating right below.

The Tearsmith is an Italian Netflix original movie helmed by Alessandro Genovesi from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eleonora Fiorini. It's also based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Erin Doom.

It tells the story of two troubled teens who become entangled in a forbidden romance. Nica and Rigel grew up together in the same orphanage, though their experiences there were not good at all. They didn't necessarily like each other either. One day, Nica gets adopted by a loving family. Things seem to be looking up for her finally. Well, that's until she finds out the same family has adopted Rigel. As they get used to their new normal, they find themselves having a hard time fighting the irresistible attraction they feel towards each other. How will they deal with these complicated feelings? Will they give in? The only way to find out is by watching The Tearsmith on Netflix.

The Tearsmith. (L to R) Dana Melanie as Nica, Simone Baldasseroni as Rigel in The Tearsmith. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

What is The Tearsmith rated?

Although The Tearsmith is considered a teen movie, it wasn't given an age rating that matches up. Teen films on Netflix are usually rated PG-13 or TV-14. But for this romantic drama film, it is rated TV-MA, which means it's meant to be watched by mature audiences only. This age rating also means that the movie may not be suitable for kids under 17.

It was given a TV-MA rating for strong language and nudity. This type of content is obviously not appropriate for younger audiences, and some parents might not want their teenagers watching content like this either. That's why we always recommend that parents check out a show or movie themselves before letting their kids watch it.

When it comes to nudity, there are several scenes in The Tearsmith showing a shirtless male character. There's also one scene showing a topless female character. You're able to see the character's breasts. While there aren't any super explicit sex scenes, there are several scenes showing a male character passionately kissing and touching all over a female character's body. You can expect to see kissing between characters as well. It's also important to mention that there's one scene that can be triggering for some viewers since it involves a character being sexually assaulted by another character. It's not a long scene, but it is included in the movie.

Blood is shown in the film as well, but nothing too serious. There's a scene where two characters engage in a physical fight. One character is left with a bloody nose due to the fight. There's also another scene showing two characters injured with bloody faces from fighting. However, this fight isn't shown, and the blood on their faces is dried up.

Lastly, when it comes to strong language, there's only one time I can remember hearing profanity in this film. It's when a character repeatedly says "F*ck you" to another character. So, I wouldn't really say language is something to worry about. But overall, this movie should be okay for older teens to watch. I'm talking 17 years old and up.

Check out the gripping official trailer for a sneak peek of the film!

The Tearsmith is now available to stream on Netflix.

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