A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Making money, looking good, and being a spectacle are themes. So is friendship and loyalty.
Positive Role Models
Tana's friends are close and loyal, although they may not be the wisest people. It is not always clear whether the men and women Tana dates are as committed to her.
Violence & Scariness
There's some arguing and insult-slinging, but the more volatile moments are shown in originally deleted scenes offered as "extra" videos associated with the series.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, ranging from conversations about sex, infidelity, and marriage, to sexy images and blurred nudity.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Strong words ("piss," "bitch," etc.) and bleeped curses.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
The series is as promotional vehicle for Tana's brand. Apple computers are visible, and MTV shows like Wild 'N Out are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking is visible. The illegality of drinking while under 21 is briefly referenced.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
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.
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.