A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Women are given the chance to front the all-male band.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild sexual innuendo of the kind that might fly over kids' head. For example, in one episode, a female contestant who's the first to perform is asked if she minds going first. She saucily replies that "I like being first." One female contestant is asked if she's wearing panties.
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"Hell," "piss," "crap," "badass," "damn," etc. A few bleeped-out stronger words.
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Products & Purchases
The cell phone brand sponsoring the show is mentioned when viewers are urged to phone in their votes.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the contestants and judges (including Motley Crue's Tommy Lee) are tried-and-true rockers, their behavior and comments on this show are pretty PG. What's more, there are some good lessons to be learned about the importance of being patient when pursuing a dream, and the benefits of hard work.
Is It Any Good?
It might be tempting to pigeonhole Rock Star: Supernova as another American Idol wannabe, since both series feature the "right" music industry influencers. But the average face of the competition in Rock Star is a lot more rocker than Clay Aiken. Contestants are usually tattooed with highlighted hair and plrnty of pierces. But in the end, whether they have more talent than meets the eye or their career peaked at the high school talent show, most of them come across as mature performers hoping to make their dreams come true. Heart is the name of the game, and both fans and judges have compassion for the underdog wannabes.
The show's atmosphere is good-natured and supportive, and the number of positive comments from the judges far outweighs the negative -- almost suspiciously so, in fact, considering the fact that the folks on stage and in the judges' seats are hardcore rockers. Fans used to seeing Lee, Clarke, Navarro, and Newsted thrashing about onstage will most likely find themselves bemused at the compassionate, pleasant demeanors they display in the judges' chairs.
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