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Naked Vegas

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Docuseries flaunts painted bodies -- some nude, some scary.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The work and artistry that go into body painting is highlighted.

Positive role models

The artists are focused on creating works of art, but they don't forget that it is a business. They are extremely respectful of their clients and their bodies.

Violence

Some of the body-paint designs include scary aliens and bloody, gory zombies. Mild arguments break out during stressful moments.

Sex

Artists paint naked bodies, but their touch is not sexual in nature. Paint is used to cover the body, but genitals and parts of the breast are covered in tape and pasties. Painted "outfits" include sexy lingerie.

Language

Words such as "ass," "bitch," and "damn" are audible. Curses such as "f--k" are bleeped.

Consumerism

The show is a promotional vehicle for Belmont's business. Popular Las Vegas venues, such as The Palms, are featured. Apple products are visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking (wine, champagne) is shown.

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.

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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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Premiere date:October 29, 2013
Cast:Drew Maverick, Kelly Belmont, Nicholas Herrera
Network:Syfy
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Arts and dance
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Kid, 11 years old December 29, 2013

AWESOME

This is a great show and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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