A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Stereotypes about southerners are consistently referenced.
Positive Role Models
Some supportive friendships exist among some of the women.
Violence & Scariness
Argumentative behavior, pushing, shoving, and throwing stuff. Knives, rifles visible. References to abusive behavior in a relationship.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing and lewd dancing visible. Women in bikinis, skimpy outfits. References to prostitution.
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"Hell," "damn," "ass," "bitch," douche bag"; "s--t," "f--k" bleeped. "Redneck" frequently used.
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Products & Purchases
Mercedes-Benz logo. Music by various country music artists featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne, vodka, cocktails, wine, beer, moonshine frequently consumed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hot GRITS is a reality show about a group of 20-something "Girls Raised In The South" and their day-to-day lives in Georgia. It's standard reality fare that includes lots of drinking (wine, cocktails, beer, moonshine), strong vocabulary ("ass," "hell," "bitch") plus bleeped swearing, and sexual innuendo. There's endless arguing among the women featured and stereotyping, too. Guns and knives appear at times. The show occasionally shows strong friendships, but it's short on substance.
Is It Any Good?
As with many of VH1's unscripted shows, most of Hot GRITS highlights the interactions between a cast of regular folks who drink, argue, and share their relationship problems for the sake of entertainment. Although this crew's behavior doesn't quite meet Buckwild standards, there are enough silly escapades and stereotyping to make it a questionable representation of the South.
Amid the chaos are a few surprising occasions that reveal strong, empowered women and supportive friendships. But these moments are hard to hold onto thanks to the endless simple and obviously artificial story lines designed to create conflict. It's the kind of series that shows a glimmer of potential but only manages to leaves you with an empty voyeuristic experience.
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