House of Cards 
TV Show
TV Show
Updated: April 7, 2018
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment e.g non-consensual grabbing, touching, cat-calling)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sex abuse
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen


Season 2 contains the detailed discussion of rape from the perspective of survivors from episode 15 onwards. The long-term impacts of sexual assault are woven into the plot for the remainder of the season. The emotional impact of rape is the focus of the narrative, and there are no grim or graphic depictions or details offered. Season 3 contains a number of scenes that depict violence within a marital relationship, one of which has a potentially very distressing sexual element. In season 4 there are some scenes of domestic violence which are presented as fantasies. This could be distressing to some audiences.

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