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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fierce dance competition has profanity, positive messages.

TV Max Reality TV 2020
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This lively competition show features different houses trying to impress with over-the-top, glitzy performances. It also uses the opportunity to showcase the overall underground ballroom scene, the history of which goes back to early 20th century LGBT counterculture. Legendary reveals how Black and Latinx transgender women have made it into what it is today, and points to the fact that many mainstream dance trends (including Madonna's voguing) are inspired by this movement. But it also shows the cultural significance of the houses themselves, which are tight-knit, social group families that serve as the dancers' support network, especially when their real families are not able or willing to be there.

For those unfamiliar with urban ball room dance (and ball culture), chances are it'll take an episode or two to fully understand what judges are looking for, in addition to learning the vernacular associated with the scene. Others may be surprised by the ball community's willingness to embrace everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, size, or race. Despite some arguing and traditional house rivalries during the competition, this overall message of acceptance is never overshadowed. As a result, Legendary is a positive, vibrant, and high-spirited contest that is both fun and inspiring.

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