Little Women: LA

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Little people-themed reality has innuendo, drinking.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 2 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Although the show underscores the idea that little people can do anything average people can do, there is an emphasis on sexy behavior and catty arguments.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some women are single mothers; one cast member is very conservative; another is a Russian immigrant. Cast members are sometimes very judgmental of each other.  


Jealous, catty arguments frequently break out among the cast. 


Dating, relationships, marriage, and divorce are major themes. The women are shown in bikinis and other skimpy outfits. Sexy dancing and lewd behavior is sometimes featured. Subtle references to virginity and sexual acts, and crude references to genitals; a penis cake is featured in one episode. 


Regular language includes "piss," "ass," and "hell" with curses such as "s--t" bleeped.


Logos for Pellegrino, iPhone, and Buick cars are visible but not obviously featured. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

There's wine, champagne, and cocktail drinking during meals, at nightclubs, and during other social events. One cast person is a recovering alcoholic. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Little Women: LA features a female cast of little people as they navigate relationships, careers, and motherhood. The show includes lots of catty arguing, as well as some sexual innuendo and lewd behavior, salty vocabulary, and lots of drinking. The show also includes some positive messages about being comfortable with who you are, as well as some discussions about the little people community.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byR.CHILDC April 27, 2020

Terra has made lil people look disgusting

This show had me shaking in anger I hate bullying how can they allow this disgusting person on the show. Terra cries because her daughter has issue But guess wh... Continue reading
Adult Written bydotsonsl2 August 3, 2019

Good except Terra

The ladies on the show are quite positive for the most part and all are doing good a job at trying to find their way in the world. Christy is bullied by Terra a... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDebSherb September 22, 2020

This is what you call a REVIEW

I discovered this show earlier this year and ever since that I’ve been in LOVE with this show!

This is also what you call a review people. I’ve been reading t... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byWowwow333 May 12, 2016

Understand this is reality T.V

Yes they curse and drink but this is reality tv, REALITY! So it's to be expected.

What's the story?

LITTLE WOMEN: LA is a reality series that features six women, all of whom were born with dwarfism, as they live their lives in Los Angeles. It stars Terra Jole, the self-proclaimed leader of the gang, her friend Tonya Banks, and the rather raucous Christy McGinity. Joining the group is recently divorced Briana Manson, the conservative Traci Harrison, and Elena Grant, a Russian-born Lady Gaga impersonator who's trying find her place in the group. Life as a little person poses some challenges, especially when it comes to being taken seriously as an individual and professional. But ultimately, these women show that they can do almost anything an average person can do.

Is it any good?

Little Women: LA highlights some of the day-to-day challenges that the tight-knit little people community deals with, including coping with stereotypes that come from a history of being featured in sideshows at carnivals and circuses. It also shows some of the challenges that come with navigating a world that is created for average-size people. But the women also discuss how they empower themselves by being proud and unapologetic about their dwarfism.  

There are some positive themes here, but they are often overshadowed by the catty interactions among cast members, most of which are a result of their jealous, competitive behavior in their personal and professional lives. The endless discussions about men and relationships gets a little tiresome, too. Some folks may find it interesting or entertaining, but ultimately it's an unscripted series that offers traditional reality fare. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why these women agreed to appear on a reality showDid they do it to show how they live like average-size people? To bring attention to the little people community? 

  • The women featured here argue that they're like everybody else except for their size. Would they be starring in their own series if they were like the average-size person? Does their appearance on this show undermine the message they say they're trying to send? 

  • What exactly is dwarfism? Why are some people born with it, even if their parents are average-size? Why are terms such as "midget" not used anymore to describe little people?

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