If there is one place parents of tweens and teens need to be in August, it’s in front of the TV for SBS’s mini-series “The Hunting”. Described as “Intense, compelling and timely”, The Hunting is about how teenagers traverse the complexities of relationships, identity and sexuality via technology.
Starring Asher Keddie (Offspring, The Cry) and Richard Roxburgh (Rake, Hacksaw Ridge), The Hunting intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead-up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.
Tween and teen expert, Brisbane’s Rebecca Sparrow calls The Hunting “hands down the best drama I have ever watched”. Rebecca says schools and parents should watch this series to gain a better understanding of what’s happening in the world of our teenagers. “I know way too many stories of Year 7 kids sharing nude photos and then being devastated by the fall-out. If we want to address this problem we have to face it head-on,” she says. The four-part series premieres on SBS at 8.30pm August 1.