Flack

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Bad Behavior. Great Publicists. Ever wonder what the real story is behind those celebrity gossip columns? Flack has all the dirt. Four quick-witted and relentless flackers led by Robyn, played by Academy Award Winner Anna Paquin, are tasked to make the best of their celebrity client’s terrible decisions. Will their ability to clean up their client’s lives translate to their own?
Starring
Anna PaquinLydia WilsonSophie Okonedo
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]Français
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]Français

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  1. 1. Anthony
    January 21, 2021
    42min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Meet Robyn, an American publicist working in London responsible for clearing up the messes of her clients while her personal life falls apart. Max Beesley also stars.
  2. 2. Summer
    January 21, 2021
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her client Summer is being dropped by her record label by leaking a fake lesbian sex tape.
  3. 3. Dan
    January 21, 2021
    43min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Robyn has to get Dan (Alan Davies), an entitled stand-up, out of a hole after he is accused by Allie, a transgender comedian, of being trans-phobic.
  4. 4. Brooke
    January 21, 2021
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    The PR guru is obliged to come to the aid of Brooke (Katherine Kelly), the founder of an organic cosmetics company.
  5. 5. Rodney
    January 21, 2021
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Set entirely on a plane, Robyn has to summon up all her PR skills to try to make a particularly exacting problem go away. Bradley Whitford stars.
  6. 6. Patrick
    January 21, 2021
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Season finale. In amongst the mayhem of a footballer’s wedding, Robyn’s life begins to fall apart. Will her whole house of cards collapse?

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Flack – Season 1: Trailer
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    January 11, 2021
    2min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English, Deutsch, Español (España), Español (México), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português
    Audio languages
    English, Français
    Bad Behavior. Great Publicists. Four quick-witted and relentless flackers take you behind the Hollywood curtain. Accidental pregnancy? Image need a refresh? These spin doctors will cover all your dirty secrets and build you the life you’ve always wanted.

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Directors
Peter CattaneoGeorge Kane
Supporting actors
Rebecca BensonGenevieve AngelsonRufus JonesArinze KeneAndrew LeungMarc Warren
Producers
Mark TalbotDebs Pisani
Season year
2021
Content advisory
Violencesexual contentdrug usefoul languagenudity
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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3.7 out of 5 stars

980 global ratings

  1. 54% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 25% of reviews have 1 stars

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KarenReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsHORRIBLE! Not suitable for teenagers!! Not even good
Opening scene is a NAKED gay man walking around freaking out while his friend is doing CPR on his one night stand and is asking if the victim is a MINOR, who is also naked. What? What parent would let their 16 or 17 yr old watch this? How is this possibly rated 16+??? Butt naked man walking around SCREAMING and freaking out while listing what they took; multiple prescription drugs, street drugs, alcohol and did you catch that the boy on the floor was a MINOR??? With all the sex trafficking of minors and THIS is on Amazon? What?? How is this soft porn okay for family viewing? I have my TV set to not allow explicit content and my younger kids turned this on and saw this!! I'm so incredibly angry right now at Amazon!!! How dare you!!!! This is rated R+ and I watched about half to see what direction this was going.... and it only got worse. Not funny, not amusing and certainly not even entertaining.
398 people found this helpful
Eric E. Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsIncredibly complex and entertaining.
This is a complex deep dive into so many complicated things but at the center, at least for me, is the struggle with addiction, and all that implies.

I can see how people feel it's inappropriate for teens...I agree, and think it should have and 18+ rating (if that's even a thing), but it doesn't negate some incredible writing and acting. This is a true character study and Ms. Paquin's ability to engage us via the camera is truly awesome.

I also like the character development of the supporting roles and how this thing can go from hilarious to truly heart wrenching and back again very naturally.

Excellent show - binged in one night.
269 people found this helpful
new mommieReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars16+ ?
Rated for 16+? Never allow a 16 (plus) teen to watch this. Starts off with a naked adult male having a breakdown while his PR person is performing cpr on a naked teen he’d been drinking, drugging with etc. Found this movie to be vulgar and not worth my time. Storyline is : unfeeling immoral PR people covering up for their irresponsible also immoral clients. Barf!
259 people found this helpful
SSReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsLove this show was hoping we would get season 2
Dear Amazon please release Season 2 thank you, I already watched Season 1 when it was on Pop
221 people found this helpful
SoulDanceReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsThe amateur version of Olivia Pope, Miranda Priestly, and Samantha Jones
There. Now you don't have to suffer through it like I did.
230 people found this helpful
New QuilterReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsI understand the negative reviews but here's a different spin on it.
****UPDATE**** After a few more episodes and looking into the writer some it's clear Oliver Lansley is as extreme as it gets in his personal views and happy to voice them. Instead of rising above it all and giving people something to focus on that isn't yet another sellout, big tech, corporate sponsored narrative he's made sure to add his name to the list of cliche Hollywood (or in this case off Hollywood because they're trying to avoid paying their fair share of CA taxes) celebrities who can't just selflessly entertain us and enjoy their wealth. However, the show stands on it's own merits and to me is a realistic view into what life is like for people (mainly women and the men they're impacting) who subscribe to the writers ideologies and philosophies. I will continue to watch the series and think it's worth watching even with the obvious bias.

I watch the first episode and intend to watch more so I'll update if my opinion changes. Having read the 7 reviews there before I started watching, if I look for the virtue signaling I guess I could sorta see their point. However, for me it just seemed like that world we live in currently. Sure, it's an all female workplace, the protagonist (Paquin) interacts with mostly females but in reality the narrative of the story is essentially her and as such I think it would be very normal for a woman to engage more with the females in the workplace or as a random stranger in public. My spin however is I think this series is perfectly highlighting the negative impacts of second wave feminism and how they're impacting the mental and emotional health and well being of women in modern times. There are plenty of male centric movies showing the impacts of wars, jail, gangs and so on so I don't mind a series like this highlighting these issues it is as they are realistic. The only thing missing is one of the girls being obsessed with her "fur baby".
179 people found this helpful
JkinesReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
3.0 out of 5 starsNot what I expected and yes it's been done better..
No I didn't care for this show, but let me be clear to those reading the 1 star reviews. The "fully nude man" in the first scene DOES NOT show anything except his bare bottom, that's it! I assure you 99% of teens have seen a bare rear end and will not be damaged forever by the sight of one. The man's other parts were cleverly hidden with camera angles etc. As was the young hustler who was clearly at least over 18. And yes, they talk about drugs and the possibility that the teen hustler is under age, but the show is about covering up celebrity indiscretions and hardly makes it seem okay or legal. And why would you think a show about such things would be a Disney movie?? Also there is a clear warning at the start of the show that this is about such things. Anyway, I'm a bit surprised at anyone who doesn't know the difference between a bare butt and a full frontally nude man, but I feel very sorry for them.
So I watched the first couple of episodes with a friend at their home and neither of us cared much for the show so we wont finish watching, but I had to come and at least defend the lies being posted by several one-star reviews. Perhaps the reviewers imagined they saw a mans genital's because he's supposed to be nude for the scene?

Anyway, you do not see any real anatomy. It was all cleverly hidden and the actor was probably wearing a "sock" like most men do in "nude" scenes. As for the drugs etc. You can decide as a parent at what age you want to expose your kids to the idea of drugs etc. But I personally believe waiting until they are over 18 is far too late! I assure you unless you helicopter them 24/7 they have already heard plenty by their teen years, especially in this age of the internet. So perhaps you can let them watch and talk about the dangers of drug use and promiscuous sex in a rational way. Something that goes beyond tarnishing your celerity image. Just try to to take the panicked reviews by the Pollyanna house-parents with a grain of salt. They are hugely exaggerated.
62 people found this helpful
B.Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsTo be offended by this show is to be offended by REAL LIFE. Stop crying. Get out of ur feelings.
This world is not unfamiliar to me.
These characters are not unfamiliar to me.
These women exist.
Respect them.
They are part of the glue that keeps those living false lives and fake truths together inside of warm imaginary worlds. In these worlds, husbands do not cheat, wives do not cheat, attractive men lauded by women and society are not gay and are not pressured to be straight, and no one (housewife, professional, etc.) is secretly using drugs like alcohol, pharmaceuticals, or street drugs as a self medicating crutch to get them through their boring, run of the mill, silent desperation, lives.
Facts...
I see it all the time.
The show is relatable if you live in the REAL world. It will offend you if you have an image of what the world is supposed to look like through rose colored glasses that includes blind niavete, choice to pretend one does not see the pink elephants in the room, or you choose to live these lies yourself.
I never write reviews or comments. People crying in their cheerios and offended by this show, tell you more about them than it does about this show. They are projecting.
I see those who live lies vs those who live their truths every single day of my life.
That is how I know.
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