Bad Girls Road Trip

TV review by
Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Raunchiness + irrelevance = one bad trip.

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age 17+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

These women are dubbed "bad girls" for a reason, and the show celebrates their love of fighting, swearing, drinking, and promiscuity.

Violence

Women are shown punching, hitting, and kicking each other in bar brawls and full-blown catfights.

Sex

One character is an exotic dancer, and ample cleavage abounds. Other characters are shown dancing suggestively with the aid of stripper poles and making out in public with men and women.

Language

Many curse words (such as "s--t" and "f--k") are bleeped, but second-tier swearing like "ass" and "hell" flows freely. The word "bitch," in particular, is used repeatedly by female characters in reference to each other ... or just about anything.

Consumerism

The show serves as one long commercial for the second season of Bad Girls Club. The Oxygen network and its Web site are mentioned often.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Although only a few of the women smoke, binge drinking is a pastime that everyone seems to enjoy. Characters are reguarly shown doing shots of hard liquor and guzzling cocktails that should probably be sipped.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this raunchy reality show is (hopefully) not intended for kids. It's essentially devoid of positive female role models, and so much dialogue is bleeped out it's often difficult to tell what the characters are saying. Unless you want your teens to soak up bad behavior like binge drinking, cursing, and simulating sex with strangers in public places, steer clear of this road trip from hell.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byNotaPrude April 9, 2008

I am outraged!

This show should NOT be shown during after-school hours. Today, flipping through my channels, I came across girl on girl sex with a guy sitting on the bed watch... Continue reading
Adult Written bykristina807 April 9, 2008
Kid, 11 years old May 24, 2009
Teen, 16 years old Written bysumbido April 9, 2008

What's the story?

The Bad Girls Club, a reality series spawned by the creators of MTV's The Real World, was apparently so successful that its producers felt it warranted a spin-off. In BAD GIRLS ROAD TRIP, several of the women featured in The Bad Girls Club reunite for a cross-country trek to recruit cast members for Club's next season. Along the way, they meet up with a few familiar faces, and girl-on-girl drama ensues.

Is it any good?

Whether or not these "bad girls" actually accomplish anything over the course of the series seems like a moot point. After all, the show's appeal seems to be more about the girls' outrageous antics than their purported mission of finding fresh meat for their "club" of foul-mouthed scrappers. The odd thing is that, in spite of the nonstop mayhem, Bad Girls Road Trip is actually kind of boring. In one episode, the only truly entertaining moment came when the girls got all gussied up to sign autographs at a Nashville bar, only to discover that no one had bothered to show up.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether or not they find this show entertaining -- if so, what makes it appealing? If the show were about a group of well-mannered, well-spoken women who were driving across the country to find bright young minds for their new book club, would you still want to watch every week? Do you admire these women or look down on them? How would the show be different if the "bad girls" were replaced by a bunch of "bad guys"?

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