‘Love in Paradise: The Caribbean, A 90 Day Story:’ Why It Has a TV-MA Rating
On the new discovery+ series, Love in Paradise: The Caribbean fans saw the first-ever uncensored nudity in the history of 90 Day Fiancé. It seems that discovery+ is pushing the limits of what’s allowed by giving it a TV-MA rating.
‘Love in Paradise’ had the first-ever uncensored nude scene in ’90 Day Fiancé’ history
Love in Paradise: The Caribbean, A 90 Day Story, documents four Americans who started relationships with local islanders while on tropical vacations. The discovery+ spinoff series is following the couples in various phases of their relationships.
On the premiere episode of Love in Paradise, which aired July 18th on discovery+, fans knew they were in for something different than TLC when there was a “viewers discretion advised” notice at the beginning of the episode. During the opening shots for Sherlon, who works at a resort for swingers in Jamaica, there are shots of women taking off their bikini tops and showing off their bare breasts. Then a man walks in front of the camera, drops his towel in front of the topless woman, revealing his bare butt.
Why does discovery+ allow a TV-MA rating?
Since fans are used to watching 90 Day FIancé shows on TLC, where the rules of cursing and nudity are a lot more strict, it was a shock to see nudity on a normally very family-friendly show. Since TLC is a cable channel, it must adhere to strict guidelines for what’s allowed on the channel.
However, since discovery+ is a streaming service that allows the platform to allow a wider range of ratings since there is a lot more freedom for cursing and nudity without censorship, the content of the shows has gotten a lot more risqué.
What does the TV-MA rating mean for ‘Love in Paradise’
Now that many of the 90 Day Fiancé shows are switching over from TLC to discovery+, the rating policy will change. Nearly all 90 Day Fiancé spinoff shows on discovery+ have been rated TV-MA due to their content, usually cursing. However, Love in Paradise was the first spinoff to show uncensored nudity.
90 Day Fiancé fans know that there has always been blurred-out nudity on previous TLC seasons. However, it seems that the show is about to get a lot rawer now that partial nudity is allowed. How could this change the viewership of the 90 Day Fiancé universe? Does this mean that this once cable family-friendly show is now becoming a show that families can no longer watch together? It seems that way, at least with Love in Paradise.
Interestingly, TLC and discovery+ are taking this direction with the new 90 Day Fiancé spinoff shows. It will be interesting to see what else will be shown in this season of Love in Paradise: The Caribbean.