Parents' Guide to

Barely Famous

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mock reality show cheekily pokes fun at celebrity culture.

TV VH1 Comedy 2015
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This mockumentary-style parody pokes fun at the absurdity of celebrity culture, in which famous (and not-so-famous) people try to prove that they have normal lives while simultaneously clamoring for attention and making the most of their celebrity status. The two likable sisters make what could be a sour, bitter production into a savvy, light bit of satire that reality buffs will get a kick out of.

It's a fun show, thanks mostly to Sara and Erin's comedic style, which includes breaking the fourth wall by acknowledging the production staff who's filming them. Meanwhile, appearances by Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, and other celebrities at well-timed moments add to the fun. Teens who tire of watching reality shows that claim to be "real" will enjoy watching Sara and Erin try to live authentically (for the cameras, of course).

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