A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Gravin's focus is on helping young women be polished, articulate, self-confident, and classy, which she believes is necessary for pageants and for life. References are made to being a redneck.
Positive Role Models
Gravin is strong and outspoken, but her comments are designed to help girls improve in pageant circuits as a way of building future leaders. Pageant contestants are often jealous; their moms are often competitive and catty.
Violence & Scariness
Mild (and humorous) arguments often break out between Kim, her sister, and her mother. Pageant contestants and their moms can be catty. Some of the pageant girls like to hunt; costumes include camouflage outfits.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
References are made to young women being "virgins" on the pageant circuit. Attempts are made to keep the girls from looking too sexy.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Words like "ballsy" and "crap" are audible; occasional curses like "s--t" are bleeped.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
The show is a promotional vehicle for Gravin's business, Pageant Place. Occasionally logos for Ford, Volkswagon, and other items visible, but not prominently featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Flasks are visible; references to drinking beer.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kim of Queens stars former beauty queen Kim Gravin as she coaches young girls for beauty contests. Like most reality pageant shows, there's lots of focus on external beauty, but the series also includes positive messages about the importance of being self-confident, articulate, and comfortable in your own skin. There are a few rough words, references to being "pageant virgins" and "rednecks," and the occasional bleeped curse. Pageant moms are mildly catty at times, but arguments that break out between the cast are more humorous than violent. The series is a promotional vehicle for Kim Gravin's business, Pageant Place.
Is It Any Good?
Kim of Queens highlights the kinds of things that go into making tween girls pageant ready, which ranges from having the right hair, make up, and talent, to being confident and articulate. But most of the focus is on the larger-than-life Gravel, who believes that her strong sense of self-confidence developed by doing pageants as a young woman, and whose coaching style is designed to help her young clients develop life skills as well as external beauty.
Not everyone will agree with the coach's beliefs about the relationship between looks and inner beauty. But some folks may find the the coach's efforts to help girls go from awkward to elegant interesting and fun. They might enjoy the entertainingly contrived disagreements between cast members, too. But if you are looking for a pageant series full of over-the-top cattiness and lots of glitzy craziness, you won't find it here.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.