Parents' Guide to

Hype House

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sad, shallow look at TikTok fame has language, sexuality.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Heck no!

My little Jennifer watched this movie and now she’s addicted to making videos on tic tac toe
age 7+

No!

Little Jimmy watched this movie and now he is addicted to making videos on TicTac!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (13 ):

The behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become -- and remain -- a TikTok star will be enlightening to some, but it fails to delve deep enough into the constant mental and physical demands put on its stars. For every discussion of the stress, exhaustion, and even loneliness of the influencers featured in Hype House, there's a flashy scene highlighting their luxury toys and multimillion-dollar homes. Cast members' struggles with divvying up household chores and deciding who to invite to their house parties are spliced with such serious issues as depression, suicidal ideation, and the house being accused of whitewashing their only Black member. The result is a muddied tale without much depth, giving the viewer the general impression that none of the cast members are very happy, despite their fame and riches. Yet, no one is really willing to take a deeper look into their own lives or to walk away. Parents may find the series a useful starting point for discussing the pitfalls of online stardom with teens, but the show won't fully teach that lesson on its own.

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