Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual is pretty mild as reality shows go, but contains some salty vocab thanks to the singer's cursing habit. Words like "ass," "hell," and "piss" are audible; curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped. The show also contains some strong messages about LGBTQ and feminist rights, as well as the myth of women "having it all."
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What's the Story?
CYNDI LAUPER: STILL SO UNUSUAL is a reality show starring singer Cyndi Lauper as she juggles her roles as a successful singer, actress, activist, wife, and mother. While Lauper is on the road performing and making guest appearances at events like the Kentucky Derby Parade and TV shows like The Voice, her husband David Thornton stays at home in Connecticut raising their 14-year old son Declyn. Things get pretty crazy, especially when things go wrong and/or her family joins her on the road. But Lauper does her best to make it all work.
Is It Any Good?
Still So Unusual, which pays homage to Lauper's 1983 hit album She's So Unusual, offers a behind-the scenes look at how the internationally successful artist works on her craft and her career while being a dedicated wife and mother. It also highlights some of the causes she is committed to, including equal rights for women and members of the LGBTQ community.
Lauper's personality is fun, but she also offers some candid thoughts about the difficulties that come with being an successful artist, including coming to terms with missing out on much of her son's childhood, and accepting the fact that having it all just isn't always possible. Cyndi Lauper fans will definitely be drawn to the show, and some will find her honest message very refreshing.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about why successful celebrities agree to appear on reality shows. Is it to jump start their careers? Make some money? Promote a service and/or idea? Do you think celebrities act differently in front of a reality camera than they do when they are performing?
Do you think Lauper's family is very different from other families? Is there anything your family does that might seem different or odd to others?
- Premiere date: January 12, 2013
- Cast: Cyndi Lauper, David Thornton, Declyn Thornton
- Network: WE
- Genre: Reality TV
- Topics: Music and Sing-Along
- TV rating: NR
- Last updated: January 24, 2023
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