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Sweet 15: Quinceañera

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Over-the-top birthdays are lavish, culturally relevant.

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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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