A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It sends the message that drag queens and kings are people who want to transform into a persona in which they feel comfortable. Kindness, respect, and love are themes, as are some of the struggles with acceptance.
Positive Role Models
Both Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister are kind. The people who appear on the show are from different races and genders. Most of the loved ones who are invited to be more accepting of someone's desire to be in drag are willing to give it a try.
Violence & Scariness
Things like bullying and the lack of acceptance from loved ones is discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There’s lots of campy humor, including some polite but suggestive references to genitals, butt shaking, etc. People are shown in foundational undergarments.
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Products & Purchases
Popular Brazilian celebrities are featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Queen Is Born is a Brazilian reality series that features a pair of Brazilian members of the LGBTQ+ community who are developing their drag personas. Conversations about self-acceptance, and accepting and supporting people in the LGBTQ+ community, are frequent. There's also some campy humor (including polite references to genitalia). The series is in Portuguese, but it's subtitled in English.
Is It Any Good?
This fun and heartwarming reality series (which is in Portuguese, but subtitled in English) features members of the LBGTQ+ community supporting each other by helping with drag transformations and encouraging acceptance. Gloria and Alexia aren't afraid to offer constructive criticism, but they give their guidance with positivity and kindness. In doing so, they create a safe space for their guests to be who they truly are while welcoming them into a community where they will be fully embraced.
There's lots of makeup, color, and campy humor throughout each transformation, which makes the overall show entertaining. The up-and-coming queens and kings share some emotional personal stories about accepting themselves, and desiring the acceptance of others. This makes watching them transform into confident drag queens all the more satisfying. But the best part of A Queen Is Born is how genuinely likable the hosts are, and how much they want to make a positive difference.
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