Parents' Guide to

Queen Bees

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Naughty-to-nice challenge has mixed messages.

Queen Bees Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (2):

Hosted by America's Next Top Model winner Yoanna House, Queen Bees attempts to combat the negative behavior that's often celebrated on reality television. It promotes the value of being a good person and highlights the idea that women must look within (and beyond) themselves rather than hurting others to build their self-esteem. There's a strong focus on teaching the women to see the inner beauty of both themselves and others, as well as an ongoing theme about learning what they have to offer beyond good looks and great hair. But motivating these women to change their behavior by dangling a cash prize in front them makes their soul-searching seem rather insincere. It also sends some conflicting messages about the reasons why people should do the right thing.

Most teens will be able to handle the show, but some of its iffy content makes it a bit too mature for tweens. In addition to some salty language and cattiness, the women share stories about their pasts -- including conversations about faked miscarriages, jealousy, fights, cheating with their friends' boyfriends, and other inappropriate behavior. But it's fair to say that this reality show does offer some teachable moments that just might make young women stop and evaluate their own behavior, both good and bad, a little bit more closely.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate