Parents' Guide to

I Love New York

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Flavor of Love spin-off is tasteless, too.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2007
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Trash but I loved it

It is trash tv at it's best---I wont let my 7 year old watch it---but I love it. Such a hot mess. So bad on so many levels. The mother and daughter need some serious therapy and to let go of the knife.

Is It Any Good?

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Teens might love the car wreck that is I Love New York, but with its warped examples of romantic relationships, the superficial standards by which someone is judged ("New York" likes one guy because "he looks good in clothes"), the excessive drinking (she likes another guy because "he drinks a lot"), and the orgy-like atmosphere, many parents will want to change the channel.

Both Flavor of Love and I Love New York take the reality dating show genre to new levels (sub-basement ones, that is). Fighting, cursing, and talking about bodies, sex, sexuality, etc. are all part of the game -- and the goal isn't just to win the heart of the show's star, but to become a star oneself. In one scene, Sister grills several of the young men with her most pressing question: "Are you gay?" She hones in on one particularly buff guy who admits to plucking his eyebrows. When she asks if he's ever had the opportunity to sleep with a man, he answers affirmatively, telling her that he could probably have sex with "New York"'s male personal assistant, the ultra-effeminate Chamo, if he wanted to (though of course, he doesn't want to).

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