Riley's career choice as a sex worker is central to the show. The storyline highlights some of the reasons why women turn to jobs that are taboo or illegal, making these choices seem more justifiable. Her sympathetic portrayal also sends a confusing message about the realities of sex work.
Despite her occupation, Riley is a doting mother and daughter. She is portrayed sympathetically, but with an emphasis on her sexuality. Some of the massage staff only give standard massages, but earn less as a result.
Jealous wives occasionally threaten the masseuses.
Lots of near-sexual content, including many scenes of men and women with extremely low necklines, undressing, standing in revealing underwear, etc., but no nudity onscreen. Men are rubbed both clinically and suggestively on the massage table, but are not shown being touched in private/sexual places.
Words like "damn," "ass," and "whore" are audible.
GMC SUVs, Mercedes-Benz sedans, and other car logos visible. Contains references to Tivo.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, wine, and cocktail drinking is visible; some cast members are shown acting drunk or hung over. Characters occasionally pop prescription pills, like Xanax. Addiction is a theme in the show.