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The series pits straight men against lesbian/bisexual women. There's lots of hyper-sexualized, hedonistic behavior, as well as lying, backstabbing, and catty behavior. Many of the male contestants exhibit over-the-top sexist attitudes. The Ikki twins are Caucasian; the participants are from various racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Violence & Scariness
There's yelling, arguing, pushing, shoving, slapping, punching, and all-out brawling between participants. One contestant initiates a food fight to show that he's "the man of the house."
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The show revolves around heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. The overall behavior is hypersexualized: Kissing, hugging, and massaging are visible, while explicit sexual activity is discussed but not shown. Many of the participants dance very suggestively and wear skimpy outfits. Occasional nudity (usually of women's breasts) is blurred out. Some of the male contestants kiss the twins without their consent; the twins allow it, but they're not always pleased. One male contestant has a foot fetish. The twins'/contestants' various sexual orientations are presented as normal and acceptable, though there was some concern among contestants that the Ikki twins were transvestites.
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Audible lanugage includes words like "crap", "ass," and "bitch"; stronger curse words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped. The names of specific genital areas are also bleeped, but phrases like "douche bag" aren't.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for the Ikki twins; their image is frequently visible in magazines and online.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Consumption of beer and hard alcohol is prominently featured, including lots of shots of tequila. Many of the contestants act drunk and/or violent after drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this latest spin-off of MTV's A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila features men and women competing for the affections of the Ikki twins, two young bisexual women who are apparently looking for a serious relationship. The series openly discusses bisexuality and lesbianism and pits lesbian women against straight men for the twins' affections. It's full of extreme, hedonistic behavior, including fighting, heavy drinking, and blatant sexual innuendo. All of that makes it a very iffy pick for anyone except adults who are able to recognize it as an intentionally over-the-top guilty pleasure.
Is It Any Good?
Like its predecessors, A Double Shot At Love plays up the hedonistic behavior that viewers have come to expect from these types of reality shows, including drunken partying, endless cat fighting, crass language, and strong sexual innuendo. Many of the contestants' rather freakish behaviors add to the circus-like atmosphere. But rather than titillating audiences, a lot of the antics come off as contrived and silly.
The Ikki twins' rather wholesome persona adds to the show's awkwardness, especially when they seem to be trying a little too hard to enjoy some of the contestants' over-the-top behavior. As a result, the show is full of voyeuristic moments that seem uncomfortably forced, despite their best efforts to be entertaining.
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