Dangerous Woman Diaries

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun pop singer docu features hard work, some sexy stuff.

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Positive Messages

Looks at some of the behind the scenes work that goes into dropping and promoting an album. Female empowerment is discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ariana Grande works hard, and comes across as a positive and self-aware person. 

Violence
Sex

Some sexy lyrics and dance moves. Occasional crude references to genitals. 

Language

Some crude references. words like "ass" and "bitch." Curses are muted. 

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for Ariana Grande and her music. iPhones are visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dangerous Woman Diaries is a limited YouTube Premium streaming series that follows Ariana Grande as she tours and promotes her Sweetner album. It promotes the singer and her work, and features lots of excerpts of the singer’s rehearsals and performances, some of which reveal revealing outfits and sexy dancing. There are some strong words (like “bitch”) but most curses are muted. 

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What's the story?

DANGEROUS WOMAN DIARIES is a YouTube Premium series that follows Ariana Grande as she produces and drops her Sweetner album, and goes on her Dangerous Woman Tour. Cameras follow as the singer works in the recording studio, tapes music videos, prepares to perform live, and and pals around with her team of directors, choreographers, and dancers. Cameo appearances by celebs like Pharrell Williiams ​​​and Nicki Minaj ​​​​​also add to the mix. In between candid moments, Grande talks to viewers about her work and professional journey. 

Is it any good?

This fun-for-fans series offers viewers the chance to see what goes on behind-the-scenes during Ariana Grande’s grueling and hectic production and touring schedule. While it doesn’t show much of the recording process itself, it offers the chance to see how she goes about conceptualizing and rehearsing for live appearances (like the VMAs), and the work that goes into producing music videos. She also offers some of her thoughts about her music, her concerts, and other events. 

Despite some discussion of female empowerment, most of this doc revolves around the hard work and antics of Grande's team. However, Dangerous Woman Diaries steers away from Grande’s more intimate life, including her well-publicized relationship (and break up) with comedian Pete Davidson. If you’re not an Ariana Grande fan, you won’t find much here beyond a lot of self-promotion. But chances are that tween and younger teen fans will find a lot of fun here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Ariana Grande’s popularity. Why is she so famous? What do her fans like most about her?

  • What kinds of things do people expect from pop stars like Grande? Has she subverted any of these expectations? What did you learn about her in Dangerous Woman Diaries?

TV details

For kids who love music documentaries

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