A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Naked Vegas features a team of body painters creating and exhibiting their work in various venues. There's lots of partially bare breasts and buttocks visible, but these are shown within an artistic context. Some of the painted "outfits" are a bit risque, whereas others are gross or gory. There's the occasional mild argument, some strong vocabulary, and some wine and champagne drinking. All this being said, the show's main focus is the art form and the work and creativity that goes into producing it.
What's the story?
NAKED VEGAS is a reality show that follows Kelly "Red" Belmont and her team as they run a body-painting business in Las Vegas. After opening her own shop, Red now works with a team of top professionals in the field, including former graffiti street artist Wiser Oner, artist and model Heather Aguilera, and former Face-Off contestant Nicholas Herrera. Making sure everything runs smoothly is her friend and business manager, Drew Maverick. From painting red-carpet-worthy outfits to transforming an entire bridal party into zombies for a special wedding day, viewers get to watch how these artists are able to work together to create spectacular, one-of-a-kind temporary body art.
Is it any good?
Naked Vegas showcases the creativity and hard work that goes into the professional body-painting industry, which requires artists to treat the human body as moving canvases on which they paint, stencil, airbrush, and detail their work. Meanwhile, it also shows some of the challenges that come with the business, including adhering to venues' specific nudity guidelines and making sure that they can continue to earn money to do what they love.
It's a fun and interesting show, thanks to the collaborative effort of the personality-filled team to create the seemingly impossible. It highlights some of the basic techniques that are used for this kind of artwork, too. But the show's biggest entertainment value comes from watching the transformation people go through once they're painted and the freedom they experience to perform whatever character they've been painted into.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the origins of body painting. When did this art form begin? How do different cultures use it? Did you know that body painting also is considered a type of performance art?
Is it appropriate to show nudity or partial nudity on TV if it's for artistic purposes?
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