A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
"Fame-seeking reality star seeks even more fame." End of story. No positive messages here.
Violence & Scariness
Some pushing and shoving, but things only get violent when it's called for in a scene.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Three words: Lots of cleavage. Pollard also wears plenty of skimpy outfits and is shown kissing a man passionately as part of an "acting exercise."
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Pollard relies on foul language to express herself. She seems to favor "bitch," "ass," "s--t" (bleeped), and "f--k" (bleeped).
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Products & Purchases
New York is selling herself like a product, and it's obvious. During a commercial break, there's also an advertisement for rhapsody.com that plugs the show's theme song ("The World Should Revolve Around Me" by Little Jackie).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults are sometimes shown drinking alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the star of this reality show -- already a veteran of several series on VH1 -- has a penchant for nasty quips that you'd never want kids repeating, including choice phrases like "Get the f--k off my property, you skanky-ass bitch" (although "f--k" is bleeped). You'll also see lots of cleavage, seriously skimpy outfits, and sexually charged "acting exercises," plus some drinking by adults. There's really nothing redeeming here, nor is there intended to be -- this is adult-targeted guilty pleasure reality TV through and through.
Is It Any Good?
According to Pollard's introductory voice-over, NEW YORK GOES TO HOLLYWOOD was her idea, meaning she pitched the concept to VH1. In return, the network gave her 30 days to make it as an actress -- and a high-profile way to promote her questionable talents. But with its awkwardly scripted approach to "reality," the show hardly adds anything valuable to an already saturated reality TV market. In fact, if Pollard's performance here says anything about her acting abilities, she should consider another career path.
Ultimately, New York Goes to Hollywood serves as a delivery system for Pollard's street-inspired insults, which is hardly top-tier content for kids. Need examples? Well, this one says it all: When a female candidate applying to be Pollard's assistant says that she's Christian and doesn't believe in premarital sex, Pollard snaps back, "Sex is very important to me. Plus, you're wearin', like, a sailor shirt. Bitch, you know you don't own no boat. So sail your ass up outta my house." Aye aye, matey.
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