Ladylike

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Edgy comedy exposes double standards, gender stereotypes.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Double standards and gender stereotyping still happen, and that's not good. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The comedians are crude but make good points; pranks aren't cruel. 

Violence

Occasional insults, mild yelling. 

Sex

Strong sexual innuendo; references to porn, genitalia. 

Language

"Ass," "bitch," and so on; bleeped curses. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasional cigar smoking; diet pills, other drugs briefly discussed. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MTV's Ladylike is a hidden-camera show designed to test the double standards that society imposes on women and men. It features strong language (curses bleeped), sexual innuendo, and crude humor. It also contains strong themes about gender stereotypes and the public's failure to recognize them lots of the time. 

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What's the story?

LADYLIKE is a hidden-camera show designed to test the double standards that society continues to impose on women and men. Comedian Nicole Byer and her crew of comics, including Matteo Lane, Jade Catta-Preta, Megan Gailey, Blair Socci, and Shannon Coffey, stage pranks and conduct street interviews to demonstrate how people continue to live according to gender clichés.

Is it any good?

This crudely funny but smart series demonstrates how society continues to perpetuate double standards for men and women, from social behavior to professional careers. The hijinks featured here create lots of awkward and inelegant moments, but they're purposely designed to make viewers uncomfortable with the sexism revealed. 

There's some sexual banter and risqué language, but no doubt that folks who like this kind of comedy style will appreciate it. Plus, the show's edginess doesn't prevent it from challenging people to recognize how they expect women and men to behave according to traditional (and often troubling) gender roles. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about gender stereotypes. What are some of the common expectations of how women should behave? What about the expectations of men's behavior? How does the media perpetuate these generalizations?

  • In what ways does humor encourage people to evaluate their lives and the values by which they live them? Do you think this show is successful at doing this? 

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For kids who love comedy

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