A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a pageant-themed show that addresses common problems like eating disorders, body issues, and alcoholism. Working hard, committing to something important, and mentorship are also themes. Family dysfunction is also a major thread.
Positive Role Models
Vicki Ellis tries to maintain an image that separates her from her background. Pageant women don't always use good judgment.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent yelling, screaming, insult hurling. Falling, tripping, and occasional punching happens too. Bullying is discussed. A sexual assault is thwarted.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, including simulated sex acts. There are references to STDs, crude references re uttered, and extramarital affairs are also a theme.
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"G--damn," "bitch," "s--t," "f--k" are all bleeped. Rude gestures.
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Products & Purchases
Occasional brands and restaurant franchises like Chevrolet and Golden Corral referenced.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne, wine, and hard liquor visible. Alcoholism, diet and morning after pills, and drug use discussed. Cigarette smoking visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Queen America is a Facebook Watch series about the beauty pageant circuit that's geared towards older teens. There's strong sexual innuendo (including simulated sex acts), drinking, cigarette smoking, and references to cocaine use, alcoholism, body image issues, and eating disorders. Violence includes fighting, insult hurling, and bullying behavior, which sometimes results in a punch or two, too. Cursing is frequent (though the word "f--k" is bleeped). All this being said, the series does contain positive messages about finding people that help lift you up, and having the commitment to work hard to achieve your goals.
Is It Any Good?
This dark, funny comedy sees Vicki putting her clients through their paces in order to survive the cutthroat pageant circuit. It highlights some of the well-known secrets of the pageant world, which range from extreme exercise and dieting techniques to dealing with sexual predators. It also underscores how these things can lead to long-term health problems, including eating disorders and alcoholism.
Despite the dark, snarky tone, Queen America also contains some mildly empowering themes, including the value of working hard, finding strength in oneself, and the importance of finding people to help pull you up when you need it. And while it has enough strong content to make it a questionable choice for young viewers, it is very entertaining for those mature enough to handle it. All in all, if you're looking for a fun streaming series to watch, this one works.
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