A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Focuses more on the comedic elements associated with first date cooking challenges than on building relationships or making good food.
Positive Role Models
Some of the cast members engage in over-the-top behavior, while others are more reserved.
The host and the contestants are from various racial/ethnic backgrounds. Some cast members identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Violence & Scariness
People yell, shout in pain, and dunk their heads in water when the food they're challenged to eat is too spicy for them. On occasion a person will insult their date.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's lots of strong sexual innuendo, ranging from suggestively titled food dishes and double-entendres, to flirtatious touching and kissing.
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Words like "ass," "damn," etc. are frequent, and curses ("s--t," "f--k") are audible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Couples drink cocktails when they first meet.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hotties is a dating and food competition that's more funny than romantic or gourmet. That said, it features lots of strong innuendo, swearing, and some yelling due to pain caused by tasting extremely spicy foods. Viewers are reminded to exercise caution if they choose to try some of these hot foods at home.
Is It Any Good?
Each installment of this silly dating competition offers a lively contest featuring folks trying to get to know each other while making and tasting food for cash. There's lots of flirty and innuendo-filled banter, some of which is so over the top that it's more comedic than sexy. Adding to the fray are the heat challenges, which cause contestants to sweat profusely, yell, choke, and jump into a water-filled kitty pool in hopes of cooling their palates down. Overall, Hotties isn't very romantic, and if you're looking for a good cooking competition, you won't find it here. But if you want to sink your teeth into some mindless entertainment, you won't be disappointed.
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