Parent reviews for RuPaul's Drag Race

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Common Sense says

age 15+

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Parents say

age 13+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 37 reviews

age 16+

Not for kids, only adults

What might have started off borderline ok for teens. Has now become a show that talks about sexual acts, and drugs. I agree about the show being positive on fashion and self confidence. But to have adults talk about sex, sexual act and viewing other people as sex objects is not ok for teens. They even have games with men in thongs and them pulling cards from their croch. While doing this the contestants are taking about how the why to have sex with them. This is not appropriate for kids, it's for adults only.

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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 14+

Language....yikes!

Sorry if I’m clutching my pearls but watching with my 11 year old was pretty cringey. The common fare of bleeped words was expected. But words said into the great wide open included lots of b****, titt***, a**, and ass****, horny, slutty, whore. Soooo much sexual innuendo. Watching just one episode included talk of STDs, blue balls, a big wiener between 2 buns, a cape that looked like a huge anus and much more. As an adult, I liked the show and the naughty humor. BUT, whew, too much for a child. I would just suggest watching one episode to see if the content is suitable for your family. I should have done that myself, instead of reading reviews and going off of other parent’s experiences. So shame on me!! But I think high school age is probably more appropriate. .

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 16+

Adults only

Drag Race is an entertaining show, no question about it. My issue is with the themes. There has never been a reality show that intertwined child activities with the adult sexual innuendo and tone that this does. It's also an inherently negative show, with it's biggest smiles always sharing the stage with a mean comment. When the contestants ask for help, the judges offer only sarcasm - how is this helpful? Anyway, I'd still recommend it for mature teens and adults.

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Too much sex
age 16+

Project Runway meets soft porn.

Ok. I am NOT a prude, and I am a staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights EVERYWHERE. Here is how I see this show: The creative FASHION of drag on this show is AMAZING!! These queens are literally ARTISTS, phenomenal in their craft, and they leave me in awe of their genius. That said, the show IS soft porn, and it is not appropriate for kids not in high school. I don't think it's appropriate for even LGBTQ kids. The content is too adult sexual content. I wouldn't let my kid watch a heterosexual show this overt, and so be it gay, or straight, this show has too much sex for kids. I DO wish the show would be strictly Project Runway full DRAG, and no sex, because then all ages could watch the amazing talent these queens have. I guess I want to see artistry and these queens have so much of it, the sex is not needed. Period.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 10+

Dragtastic

This is a great modern rrality tv competition show with people who inspire the everyday person it teaches courage growth acceptance it touches subjects no other show is willing to touch and sheds light on important topics such as mental health healthy eating equality and acceptance body positivity and more plus the runways and lipsyncs are EVERYTHING.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 16+

Loyal fan and admirer of the arts of a 1000 yrs

Let’s face it...any person who can modify their natural look with makeup to look like their opposite counterpart, has a God-given talent. When a man is capable of appearing to look more beautiful than a woman when using cosmetic makeup, can walk in size 12 stiletto heels better than most women, can perform like a diva, and show the world that despite the many struggles that most feminine gay men face from an early age, that there is hope and there will be a time when we ALL no longer need to be afraid to be ourselves and will be free! Why NOT allow pre-teens to watch this show? I’ve watched every US & UK version of this show wishing that I had seen something like this as a kid to assure me that no matter how much of a freak everyone else thinks that I am, it’s ok to be different, to go the distance, and that I will be ok and I’m not alone! It could truly give a teenager the insight of exploring the arts of fashion, makeup, and performance. Most importantly, it teaches individuals no matter the age, the importance of being kind to others and accepting that our personal preference does not have to be the same as another. I am a heterosexual woman who has a husband who believes that this show will provide a negative influence for our children. However, he doesn’t realize that there are dozens of social media platforms that provide a negative influential connotation to exploit and corrupt children to believing that sexuality at a young age is important, when it’s not. What’s important is for a child to explore the various realms and possibilities of becoming whatever they desire and to respect all walks of life for “we all were born naked...and the rest is drag!” My only concern are the sexual innuendos that young minds have no business mastering. This is why I believe this show is more appropriate for children 16+.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 13+

Keep an open mind (and look at the glitzy fashion!)

You may be totally ignorant of the world of drag queens or consider them laughingstocks. Try to keep an open mind if you watch this program, which shows the fashion and performance that go into the art form that is drag. The show has something for everyone - acting, singing, fashion, dancing and standup comedy. While some of the show's contestants go all-in with the drama (this is reality TV, after all) others are not only entertaining performers and positive role models as well. You may soon find yourself laughing at their jokes and performance style, not at them period. Due to the bawdy sexual humor, occasional cursing (again, reality TV) and tons of references to historical LGBT culture and celebrities, this is a better fit for teens and adults who love the glitz and extravagance. Young kids will likely just be confused when a queen imitates, say, Carol Channing, Cher, or other gay icons. Not to mention, the show is more than empowering in its no-holds-barred celebration of freedom, whether it be creative expression or for the LGBT community itself.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Great show, language is the only no-no, only positive messages

If you don`t mind your kid listening to s**t, f**k, etc, (the Netflix version is uncensored) this is surprisingly OK for families. There is a lot of innuendo but it will certainly not register for a kid that doesn`t know what it is. And what it is really is ... a lot of people that have gone through a lot of bullying and hard times, people in all sorts of bodies, doing their best drag, being what they are, being celebrated for it and dancing like nobody is looking. And being very creative with sewing, acting and crafts. It is my family's favorite (and only really) reality show.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 2+

These queens have class!

I’m actually turning my life around thanks to some of these beautiful divas and their words of wisdom. Thank you RuPaul! I hope to meet you some day! XxXxX

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Great messages
Great role models