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Suave Says

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

'90s icon mixes spirituality, mature themes, stereotypes.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2014
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The voyeuristic series focuses on how the former singer is attempting to assert his position as the family patriarch, which he believes is a part of his Latino heritage. He also uses this platform to discuss his former womanizing ways, and, more subtly, how finding God has helped him change. This is all offered within the context of trying to be a better person, building a stronger relationship with his wife and children, and love.

Mejía's desire to speak publicly in church and in the media about his past transgressions, regardless of how it negatively impacts his wife and children, makes him seem narcissistic and self-centered. Using his culture as a way of defending his sexist behavior doesn't send great messages, either. Watching this just leaves you with the sense that Gerardo is desperately trying to make himself relevant again.

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