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Parents' Guide to

The Electric Barbarellas

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Female band works for big break via sexy, catty behavior.

TV MTV Reality TV 2011
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Teens, not Tweens...but let's get one thing clear!

I am on the inside of this show....There are NO BISEXUALS IN THE GROUP. You have been misinformed by poorly written and sleazy articles meant to only report what sells a headline rather than the truth. As for the age appropriateness of the show, it's the cleanest on MTV; however, with such shows as 16 and Pregnant, Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom it's not a hard task. The Electric Barbarellas (given the rating TV-PG) could be on cable channels such as TNT, TBS, USA, etc. The same "salty" language can be seen on any reality TV show on network channels such as The Bachelor, The Amazing Race, Survivor, and America's Next Top Model. My best advice: Don't believe everything you hear because as you know, negative press will always sell better than the truth. Watch an episode for yourself at so you can make your own decision on whether or not you can let your teenager view the show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The series offers a rather scripted behind-the-scenes look at what goes into developing and promoting an all-female band. Despite some mild hype about the group members' bisexuality, most of the show is focused on the women's colorful personalities. The result is a show that focuses on big egos and lots of petty catfighting, rather than featuring the ladies working on their craft.

Despite the group's attempts to mix the sexually entertaining flair of The Pussycat Dolls with the empowered feminine images made popular by groups like the Spice Girls and singers like Lady Gaga, the rehearsals and performances featured here may have you questioning whether they have any real talent -- let alone why they have a reality show. Some folks will like watching the glammed-up women argue over silly things, but outside of this, there really isn't much going on here.

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