• Incest, Sex Talk on NBC’s Menendez Murders

    by  • November 7, 2017 • NBC, Sex • 0 Comments


    The network’s true crime program is rated appropriate for 14 year olds.

    Recent episodes of NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders have featured scenes of incest and sex talk. Based on the 1989 real-life murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez by their sons Lyle and Erik, the program’s first episode opened with an extremely graphic and gory recreation of the murder-by-shotgun, before chronicling the criminal investigation of the brothers. Now in the trial phase of the case, the November 2nd episode detailed the sons being sexually molested by their parents. In one explicit scene, mother Kitty molests young Lyle, forcing him to masturbate her while lying under the covers with him in bed.


    NBC rates this episode of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders  TV-14 DLSV, appropriate for 14 year olds; but many parents might question whether this content is appropriate for their young teens.





    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

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