A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This biting social satire depicts celebrities at their worst moments and includes jokes about race, eating disorders, religion, mental illness, and more. On the upside, the show might prompt viewers to examine society's fascination with celebrity culture. ...
Violence & Scariness
Some hitting, slapping, and fistfights between clay figures -- all in the name of humor, of course.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Rampant sexual innuendo, occasional sexual scenes (in claymation!). Some flashes of clay flesh, kissing, etc.
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Mild expletives, like "ass," "bitch," and "whore."
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Products & Purchases
Brand names are sometimes used (Starbucks). Many of the parodied celebs are slammed for materialism, etc.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Possibility of drug and alchohol use, though not common. Jokes about crack use and prescription drug abuse.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this celebrity satire may look like it's for children since its characters are animated clay figures, but it's definitely not kid material. Skits make merciless fun of celebrities' foibles, mishaps, and personalities (as projected and reported on by the media). Jokes about race, eating disorders, religion, mental illness, and more are at the heart of the show's biting humor. Sexual innuendo/situations, silly violence, and drug and alcohol use are no strangers to the show, either.
Is It Any Good?
Entirely watchable for its combination of claymation and celeb skewering alone, Starveillance also reminds us how silly our fascination with Hollywood and its spawn really is. Why are we interested in these people? Why is it so hard to turn away? Why are celebs so much fun to tease? What does this say about us?
Parents may prefer that their kids avoid this type of stinging humor -- but if you feel like a challenge, consider using the show as a platform for discussing celebrity culture and our society's fascination with Hollywood figures' highs and lows.
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