A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It reveals the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building, and maintaining, a career on social media. The negative impact some of the negative aspects of being an online influencer, and its impact on people's mental health, is also discussed. Family is also a major theme.
Positive Role Models
Both Charli and Dixie don't appear to have the experience need to cope with online criticism, and their parents, while sympathetic, aren't experienced enough to help.
There are a few Black secondary cast members, including renowned vocal coach Stevie Mackey, but most of the cast is White.
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Violence & Scariness
It's not violent, but there are occasional references to stalking, There's lots of discussions about, and evidence of, online bullying.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to "hos" and other minor innuendo. Having a supportive boyfriend is a theme in one episode.
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Words like "hell" and exclamations like "oh, Jesus" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for D'Amelio Family Enterprises. Vogue, Prada, and other high-end brand logos are visible at publicity events and marketing meetings, while brands like Hollister and others are also discussed. Logos for The North Face, Under Armour, and others are randomly visible on people's clothing. Celebrities like J-Lo and Justin Bieber referenced, and some episodes feature other social media influencers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The D'Amelio Show is a reality show about the day-to-day activities of teen Tik Tok influencers Charli and Dixie D'Amelio as they try to make the most of their fame while trying to live normal lives. Strong language includes words like "hell" and exclamations like "oh, Jesus," as well as discussion of "hos." There are open conversations about struggling with social anxiety as a result of the online criticism they receive as a result of their fame. The overall series does promote the family's brand, and there are lots of logos for brands like Prada, Vogue, Hollister, and others with whom the D'Amelios are partnering with.
Is It Any Good?
This reality series offers a look at what it can be like to be catapulted into internet stardom, and the perks and pitfalls that come with it. Charli and her family are perplexed by the instant fame, but this hasn't stopped them from taking advantage of the potential lucrative financial and career opportunities it offers. Both she and Dixie, who is attempting to jump start a singing career online, enjoy things like meeting celebrities and participating in high-profile photo shoots. But their struggles with social anxiety, thanks to being unable to cope with the inevitable barrage of online criticism they receive, is a major theme in the show, and underscores the real harm that may be caused by the pressures associated with being (or trying to be) an internet celebrity.
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