A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about being true to oneself and connecting with others.
Positive Role Models
Participants show mix of positive and negative qualities, and show seems to poke a little fun at their shallowness and superficiality. In some episodes, participants exhibit humility, compassion, honesty. Sexy Beasts contends to be about people being attracted to one another based on something other than looks, yet the show often points out how physically attractive participants are.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
It's a dating show, but sexual content is relatively toned down compared to most reality shows. Participants talk a lot about physical attraction and each other's bodies but only occasionally talk explicitly about sex. Male backside nudity is featured in one episode.
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Some profanity is used throughout: "ass," "s--t," "butthole," etc. "Fuck" is occasionally used but bleeped out.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol plays a part in every date. Some talk about alcohol being used to loosen people up. No drug use or smoking are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sexy Beasts is a dating show in which participants wear heavy prosthetics so that they appear as animals or other creatures when meeting their dates. Despite pretending not to, the series places a lot of emphasis on physical appearance. The sexual content is relatively toned-down compared to that of most reality shows. Participants talk a lot about physical attraction and each other's bodies but only occasionally talk explicitly about sex. Alcohol is a part of every date on the show. The prosthetics are elaborate and a lot of fun, but otherwise Sexy Beasts is a fairly typical dating game show.
Is It Any Good?
There's a long history of dating shows that aspire to make real love connections based on something other than looks, and this show's elaborate prosthetic makeup is a fun twist on the genre. In Sexy Beasts, it's pretty entertaining to watch, for example, an alien and a panda flirt while throwing axes. But the show also consistently undermines its own premise by placing a ton of attention on participants' physical appearance, exclusively casting extremely attractive people and editing the show in a way that often pokes fun at the contestants' superficial tendencies.
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