New season of ‘Big Mouth’ is better, but still disgusting

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

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The newest season of Netflix’s “Big Mouth” was finally released on Oct. 5 and it was conflicting to watch.

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On one hand, “Big Mouth” had really good messages that include the acceptance of all women’s bodies and the importance of Planned Parenthood.

However, on the other hand, the show was filled with borderline-pedophillic scenes with nude and lascivious children.

Watching children “rub fronts” and masturbate to bathing suits just made it a weird, watching experience.

The show could, and probably should, have dialed back on the child nudity, it felt like the scenes were only included as a gag or shock factor.

Episode nine is the main example of this.

The last scene of episode nine, titled “Smooch or Share,” felt like a cheap copy of the equally-disturbing “Sausage Party,” where there was a free-for-all of public masturbation, arson and children frenching each other.

However, on the flip side the show did have its ups where the message was very positive and made the audience think of the current political and social climate.

The acceptance of all women’s bodies is the main focus of the second episode.

Of course this is brought up in a musical sequence where the Hormone Monstress sings, “God made us in her image and that girl ain’t got no shame.” What a great line!

The great topics included in the season continued with episode five: “The Planned Parenthood Show.”

A 26 minute episode was dedicated to the importance of Planned Parenthood and to the sexual and reproductive health of people.

In the episode, one of the characters, Jay Bilzerian said that Planned Parenthood only performed abortions and this sparked a class discussion on the other services and resources that Planned Parenthood offer which include cancer screenings, breast exams and birth control methods.

Another topic that was brought up, but not fully covered, was depression.

Main character, Jessi Glaser, became depressed after the separation of her parents. Her symptoms went unrecognized or ignored and her friend Andrew Glouberman, another main character, said something that was a jab at people’s reaction to depression.

He said, “It was also on you. You should have said something.”

This reaction is not uncommon and it is frustrating to hear since the expectation is that you recognize your own symptoms and then have the strength to ask for help.

This should have been discussed more since it was a topic that was only talked about for less than five minutes.

Overall, it was a much better season in the sense of the messages that were sent, but they might as well not have said anything.

The comedy style of the show is supposed to be sleazy, but it was just too much.

Watch the show, but be prepared to be disturbed and slightly disgusted at yourself for watching some of the scenes.

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