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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Tana Turns 21 is an MTV reality show starring YouTube celebrity Tana Mongeau. There’s lots of bleeped cursing, sexual imagery including blurred nudity, and discussion about having sex, and drinking. There’s some arguing on the actual show, but accompanying behind-the-scenes videos feature heated arguments that didn’t appear in the original episodes.
What's the story?
The streaming reality series TANA TURNS 21 stars YouTube celebrity Tana Mongeau as she approaches her 21st birthday. Months after the well-publicized failure of TanaCon, a convention she attempted to organize for her fans that went awry, she’s ready to continue working with major companies and marketing her brand. With the help of her manager Jordan Worona, Tana is looking towards a bright and financially lucrative future. Meanwhile, she’s hoping that her romantic life will improve, now that she’s kinda sorta dating larger-than-life YouTube personality Jake Paul. There’s lots of drama as she gets closer to turning 21, but luckily she’s got her roommate and fellow YouTuber Ashley Schwan, and her best friend Imari Stuart, to help her navigate.
Is it any good?
This predictable reality series features YouTube personalities doing what they do best, seeking attention from viewers. Every installment of Tana Turns 21 is intended to give an "unfiltered," behind the scenes look into Tana’s life, during which she makes a spectacle of herself in some way. Some of these moments, such as appearing on the television series Wild ’N Out, are glimpses into what she has to do to promote her brand. But most events, like getting her nipple pierced, are much more sensational. While her fans may be drawn to what amounts to an attempt at rebooting her career, others won’t find much in the attention-grabbing antics and curse-filled superficial conversations about relationships.
Talk to your kids about ...
How do YouTubers and other Internet and social media personalities make a living doing what they do? How do they attract a following in order to maintain their celebrity status?
Do you think the cast of Tana Turns 21 behaves the way they do in their every day lives when the cameras are not on? Will audiences ever know?
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