A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's format -- in which women compete against each other for a man's attention and treat each other poorly in the process -- is based on an underlying sexism. Older women are called "cougars," and younger women are called "kittens," further perpetuating their sexualized, animalized, minimized status. The women don't help matters, criticizing each other and referring to each other in demeaning ways.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Discussion of sex, attraction, and desire -- especially in relation to age and how it affects all of these things. Some revealing outfits.
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Occasional "bitch" and "hell."
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Products & Purchases
Shot of Downy in the background.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent champagne and wine drinking during dating and celebration scenes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this dating reality show pits older and younger women against each other for a man's attention. The two groups are particularly harsh in their criticisms of each other (for example, one younger woman refers to the older women as "wrinkled," with "saggy boobs"). There's some discussion of sex, especially as it relates to age. There's a strong focus on physical attractiveness. Some language ("bitch," "hell," etc.) and social drinking.
Is It Any Good?
Pitting women against women in competition for a man and basing everything on whether or not the older ones are as attractive as their younger counterparts sends some pretty questionable messages about body image and what matters in a mate. In some ways, the show is designed to favor the older women, who -- while contending with wrinkles and kids (one has a son almost as old as Philippoussis) -- come off as much more intelligent and secure than the silly, catty twentysomethings. But all in all, this show doesn't accomplish much besides perpetuating sexist stereotypes, and kids, teens, and probably even adults should stay away.
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