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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Inappropriate behavior includes shoplifting. Although there are a few multiracial sorority and fraternity members, the majority of them are Caucasian.
Positive Role Models
Characters participate in iffy behavior associated with fraternity/sorority pledging, including humiliating pledges in various ways.
Violence & Scariness
Some minor pushing and shoving. During one pledge ritual, pledges have to run while water balloons are hurled at them.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some strong sexual innuendo. Lots of young female students are seen in skimpy outfits (plunging necklines, mini shorts, etc.) and lacy underwear. Pledges are shown licking whipped cream off the bare chests of college men as part of a pledge ritual. The obligatory sorority car wash includes plenty of wet clothes.
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Language includes words like "bitch."
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Products & Purchases
Logos for AT&T and H&M are prominently featured. Music from bands like People in Planes, The Material, The White Tie Affair, and Tyroneus are played throughout each episode.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Very visible alcohol consumption (wine, beer) and misuse of prescription pills, all by underage characters.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this heavily promoted teen soap opera "airs" online at TheWB.com (alongside other classic WB TVshows) and MySpace and has some interactive elements. There's plenty of strong sexual innuendo, underage drinking, and prescription drug misuse. Female students are also humiliated as part of sorority pledge rituals, and the plot includes a dark mystery that may lead to violence. Corporate sponsors like AT&T and H&M have a very visible presence.
Is It Any Good?
TheWB.com's first original Web series -- which also airs on MySpace -- features lots of great looking co-eds, pledge-related humiliation, and endless banter about parties and dating. The subject matter (and, frankly, the writing) may not be particularly sophisticated, but that lack of complexity lends itself pretty well to the episodes' short length (each is about two and a half minutes long). The characters' blogs and other interactive features tie into the main action and help increase the show's appeal.
But while SORORITY FOREVER is soapy and fun to watch, it also features plenty of iffy stuff -- from women in skimpy underwear to underage drinking -- that makes it inappropriate for younger viewers. But for older teens who can handle it, the series is sure to provide some addictive entertainment.
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