A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights some of the cultural norms and values of the New York City art world. Stereotypes about people living in Brooklyn, Orange County, and other areas are frequently discussed.
Positive Role Models
The young women are trying to break into the NYC art world, but they don't always understand the best way to do it. Some of them are superficial, self-serving, and/or narcissistic. Stereotyping.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of catty behavior and petty arguments.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some women are occasionally shown in partial stages of undress; nudity (bare breasts) is blurred.
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Words like "ass," "hell," and "p---y" are audible. Stronger words are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Claudia and Chantal's new store, End of Century, is prominently featured. iPhones and MacBooks are also visible. References to Sex and the City.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, champagne, cocktails, hard liquor) is visible over meals and at social functions. Some cast members get loud and/or obnoxious when they drink. One is a recovering drug addict.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gallery Girls -- a reality show about twentysomethings trying to starting their careers in the competitive New York City art world -- has some blurred nudity, salty language ("ass," "hell," "p---y," with other words bleeped), and lots of catty behavior and petty arguing. Two of the cast members' boutique store, End of Century, is prominently featured, and Apple products are visible. Drinking (wine, champagne, cocktails, hard alcohol) is frequently visible during social events, and one of the cast members is a recovering drug addict; there are also scenes that show the women in various states of undress. It's not meant for tweens, but older teens should be able to handle it.
Is It Any Good?
Gallery Girls offers viewers a voyeuristic glimpse into a unique community that's defined and divided by distinct views about art, fashion, and even different New York neighborhoods. It also shows how these up-and-coming members of this community are struggling to earn a living but somehow still manage to enjoy a standard of living that allows them to make the most of everything New York City has to offer.
It's interesting, but it also has plenty of the petty exchanges and catty behavior that we've come to expect from these sort of reality shows. It also reveals many of the existing stereotypes that people in New York perpetuate about each other. It's not intended for younger viewers, but teens and adults may find it a fascinating guilty pleasure.
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