Parents' Guide to

Cheerleader U

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Raise a pompon for these hardworking athletes.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


love this show cant wait for next season!

Is It Any Good?

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Getting a glimpse inside the world of elite cheerleading is fascinating; it's filled with emotion, energy, and athleticism. Most compelling is the footage of the tryouts and the events where the cheerleaders practice and compete. Less interesting are the after-hours scenes in which the cheerleaders talk about crushes while giving each other massages and pep talks. Tension is maintained by eliminations during tryouts and waiting to find out who will be selected for the final Nationals team.

Through interviews with the athletes, Cheerleader U serves to break down stereotypes -- for example, that all male cheerleaders are gay or that female cheerleaders are anorexic -- and in that respect it does well. But the series doesn't end up surprising viewers with the people it features. Most are just what you'd expect: white, pretty, upbeat, and -- at least when they're on camera -- superficial.

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