Parents' Guide to

My Antonio

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Italian heartthrob looks for love in iffy reality show.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2009
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While the contestants on My Antonio aren't as over-the-top as those on other similarly themed reality shows, there's still lots of strong sexual innuendo, drinking, and catty arguments. The latter is aggravated by Kabouchy, who seems to think nothing of manipulating her son' dating choices.

Sabato Jr. is a polite and charming host, but that's not enough to disguise the fact that the series does little more than perpetuate sexist stereotypes about women and their supposed need for a man's affection. Tully Jensen's appearance only reinforces this characterization. Bottom line? Like many others, this show's approach to reality romance is less about love and more about creating drama.

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