A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Quinceañeros are lavish, extravagant, and culturally relevant.
Positive Role Models
Parents are indulgent; moms sometimes live vicariously through their daughters.
Violence & Scariness
No violence; death of a parent discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Low necklines, tight dresses, bikinis. Mild innuendo that's more funny than sexy.
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Occasional muted curses.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sweet 15: Quinceañera is a reality series featuring a family-owned quinceañero party planning business and their clients. There's lots of costly, exorbitant celebration-related spending (although prices are rarely mentioned), including tight, fancy dresses with low-necklines and photoshoots of girls in bikinis. There's some muted cursing, and occasional adult drinking (champagne). Positive messages about family and community set this apart from other reality programs, but some of the parties are definitely grandiose and over-the-top (which is part of the viewing fun).
Is It Any Good?
This reality series offers an entertaining look into what goes into to some of the more lavish celebrations marking a quinceañera's (15 year old girl's) transition into womanhood. It showcases the flamboyant ways families choose to recognize the right of passage, as well as some of the more traditional rituals they adhere to, including a high-heeled shoe ceremony and a father-daughter dance.
The festivities are larger-than-life, and it's hard not to be taken back by some of the extravagance featured here. But Sweet 15: Quinceañera also highlights how culturally significant quinceañeros are to Latino communities, and the efforts the community makes to help families with lesser budgets make them happen. It also underscores the importance of family. There's a lot of extravagance, but it also has some heart.
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