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Sexy Beasts

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Disguised-dating competition is contrived but sorta fun.

TV A&E Reality TV 2015
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This British-produced social experiment is an odd but heartfelt attempt to address the age-old question, "Do looks really matter?" It combines the general bungling that's typical of any blind date with the cast's strange and sometimes downright scary appearances. Adding to the awkwardness are the reactions they receive from bystanders when they're out in public on dates, which range from surprised to completely indifferent.

As with any dating competition, some folks end up happily matched while others feel the sting of rejection. But the real winners are the makeup artists who fully succeed at creating complete and sophisticated transformations with face and body paint, prosthetics, and other elements. There's not a lot of romance here, but the overall viewing experience will elicit some laughs (and maybe a discussion of how we treat others based on looks).

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 14, 2015
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: January 25, 2023

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