Parents' Guide to

A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Hedonistic reality show is one big bad stereotype.

TV MTV Reality TV 2007
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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Shot in the Face

Absolutly no point in shows like these. Its fake, sensless, stupid, and somehow this waste of life show made it through it's season and had a SECOND SEASON? What is this world coming too? Seriously...

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The cast indulges in plenty of the kind of behavior we've come to expect thanks to similar reality shows like I Love New York and The Real World -- including excessive drinking, endless arguing, and all-around hedonism. But A Shot at Love takes it all to the extreme, from over-the-top partying to exploitative, vulgar sexual behavior. Behind it all is the flirtatious Tequila, who uses her trademark sex appeal to both arouse and antagonize her would-be lovers.

The show is groundbreaking in that it openly features bisexual dating and relationships. Unfortunately, it presents them in a circus-like atmosphere that makes them seem freakish and vulgar. It openly pits heterosexual men against lesbians, creating a tension based primarily on ignorant gender and homophobic stereotypes and contributing to social anxiety related to differences in sexual orientation. A Shot at Love is a hyper-sexualized, voyeuristic experience for adults who enjoy the guilty pleasure of indulging in these kinds of shows. But it isn't a great choice for teens.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 9, 2007
  • Cast: Tila Tequila
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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