Parents' Guide to

Fly Girls

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

In-flight show airs mixed messages about women and work.

TV CW Reality TV 2010
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With the title alone, Fly Girls could rub some women the wrong way. After all, we're talking about working women in their 20s and 30s, who are hardly "girls." But it slips way beyond subtle sexism when it goes on to present their job as a fun way to flirt with IFB's (that's "in-flight boyfriend") and work parties with celebrity guests, where they're mainly there to serve as eye candy.

One could also argue that the show presents a positive alternative for women who don't want, as flight attendant Mandalay puts it, "the traditional life of settling down, getting married and having kids." But it's too bad that alternative seems to be squeezing into a form-fitting pencil skirt and fighting your way to the top of a fire truck to pose for pictures with the company president at a VIP event. As one of the "girls," puts it, it's "the coveted position."

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 24, 2010
  • Network: CW
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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