Parents' Guide to

Made in Mexico

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mexican reality show has cursing, drinking, smoking.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

It’s a great show.

But not for kids.

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The series offers a look at "fresas," which means "strawberry" in English, but in Mexico refers to the stereotypical characterization of wealthy, well-educated, privileged people in high-society circles. While some of the members proudly highlight the role their family has played in Mexican society (some with the help of antique society books, newspaper clippings, and historic narratives), others claim their place as a result of having money or being famous. All of them, however, are open about the fact that they're an elite group that's very careful about who they spend their time with, and who they need to be cautious of. They also provide all the soapy drama one comes to expect from reality shows in the United States and Latin America.

Some of the cast members assert that appearing on this show is an opportunity to counter the negative characterizations of Mexicans articulated by U.S. President Donald Trump, and to challenge the common stereotypes that exist about Mexicans all over the world. To this end, Made in Mexico features a cast that is fair-skinned and well-educated, and who frequently speak English, raising questions about Mexican attitudes toward race and class. It also showcases some of the cultural values that are common in Mexico, including maintaining strong Catholic beliefs, putting family first, and reinforcing specific gender roles. Folks who know little about Mexico may be surprised by what they see here, but if you're looking for a unique spin on a reality show, the formula here isn't anything new.

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