Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life

Common Sense Media says

Pop singer reality has cursing, drinking ... and heart.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

It offers a behind-the-scenes look into the hard work and professional and personal challenges that come with an international singing career. Contains conversations about being confident to be yourself, respecting others for being themselves, and other positive messages.

Positive role models

Ke$ha quit high school to pursue her singing career. She isn't very refined, but appears genuine in her desire to help people feel comfortable with being and celebrating themselves.

Violence

Teen bullying is discussed, as well as what it's like being harassed by blogger Perez Hilton.

Sex

Ke$ha wears some skin revealing (but not particularly sexy) costumes. Contains some discussions about her past relationships. Occasionally the singer exhibits some lewd behavior in bars and other social venues, including pulling down a man's pants to reveal his underwear, and rubbing her head in a woman's chest. Contains crude references to genitals and sex acts.

Language

Words like "ass," "hell" "damn" audible; curse words fully bleeped. Ke$ha talks about giving people the finger.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional venue for Ke$ha and features lots of her music and performances from her tour.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Contains lots of conversations about drinking -- Ke$ha likes to celebrate achievements by "getting drunk"; wine, shots, cocktails, beer, and other alcoholic beverages are consumed.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life will appeal to tweens and teens who are Ke$ha fans thanks to its behind-the-scenes look at the singer's life while on tour and her musical performances, but it contains some salty vocab, drinking, and sexually lewd behavior that makes it an iffy choice for younger viewers. It also contains some strong positive messages about celebrating life and being proud of who you are.

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What's the story?

KE$HA: MY CRAZY BEAUTIFUL LIFE is a documentary series that follows pop singer Kesha Rose Serbert, a.k.a. Ke$ha, as she embarks on her first world headline tour. Filmed by her brother Lagan Sebert, cameras follow as she performs on stage, meets with fans, and speaks to the media. Fans also get a chance to see her hang out with her friends and family. The singer also shares some of the highs and lows of her tour, including losing her voice the day before a major performance, and being constantly targeted by tabloid journalists like Perez Hilton.

Is it any good?

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From snafus on stage to finding someone to fall in love with, the voyeuristic series offers an intimate look into the life of a young woman who has reached international stardom. It reveals many of the challenges that comes with her lifestyle, including being away from her family, having to cope with the media, and the exhaustion that comes with working so hard.

Fans of the singer will the enjoy the excerpts of her concert performances, as well as the opportunity to see her off-stage and just being a regular twentysomething. The 30-minute show isn't long enough to discuss anything in depth, but it does contain some empowering messages about loving who you are and celebrating your differences.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it is like to be a music star. Over the years, how has TV and film portrayed musicians? Do their lives seem fun? Exciting? Like a giant party? Do you think this show is trying to challenge these ideas?

  • Is this show purely a promotional vehicle for Ke$ha to sell more records? How real do you think Ke$ha acts in front of the cameras?

  • Ke$ha talks a lot about "getting drunk" to celebrate. What are the consequences of getting drunk? Do we see any of the negative consequences of drinking in this show?

  • What kind of role model is Ke$ha? What messages does she express that are positive for young fans? Any negatives?

TV details

Cast:Ke$ha, Lagan Serbert
Network:MTV
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Music and sing-along
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Parent Written byCullen123 November 3, 2013
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Amazing

This Tv show is amazing! It shows the world how nice, and how kind, and how hard Ke$ha actually works. She really does care about her fans, and she really does write her own songs. However, it is not appropriate for all ages, and I say this because of all the sexual references and sexual situations. Also, mild language, but major language is bleeped. Some acholol consumption as well, making this only appropriate for kids 12 years old and older.
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