A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes such as self-love and having confidence are mixed with messages about how to look good to others.
Positive Role Models
The host is supportive of cast members' sometimes troubling life stories.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Looking and feeling sexy discussed; clients often wear extremely revealing clothes. One client is a former stripper.
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"Ass, "hell"; occasional curses bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Labels such as DKNY are prominently visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Love, Lust, or Run is a "makeunder" reality show hosted by What Not to Wear's Stacy London. Featuring women who make, well, extreme fashion choices, the show asks people on the street if they'd "love, lust, or run" from each woman's style. London then tones down their look with more socially acceptable outfits (which often happen to be more flattering). There's some iffy vocab ("ass," "hell"; bleeped cursing), lots of references to looking sexy, and very revealing clothing. Many of the women on the show deal with body image and self-esteem issues, and, although the show ostensibly helps them become more confident by encouraging them not to hide behind their clothing, it's not the most gentle approach.
Is It Any Good?
From replacing garish makeup with subtle tones to learning how to look sexy without revealing too much skin, the series highlights the impact of what women wear on how they feel about themselves and their lives. It also highlights the effect it has on how people judge them, too. There are some positive messages, but 30-minute episodes don't offer enough time to really flesh out the underlying issues that led to the women's ostensible fashion faux pas. The meaning of the "lust" rating isn't fully defined, either. But folks who like fashion transformations will find the show entertaining, and the women are often very happy with the result.
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