Parents' Guide to

The Girls Next Door

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Playboy fantasy becomes reality; not for kids.

TV E! Reality TV 2005
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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Is It Any Good?

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Like anything Playboy, the show is hedonistic and narcissistic and underscores (what else?!) Hefner's continuing love of beautiful women and sexual freedom. But even though these women are educated and have career goals (Bridget is working on her second master's degree, while Holly is earning her real estate license and Kendra is taking college courses online), their choice to live in the mansion's harem-like environment and their often-ditzy behavior make it hard to take them seriously. Unfortunately, they personify the stereotype of the empty-headed pinup girl whose mere presence serves to satisfy people's sexual fantasies. As a result, this series offers little more than an invitation to stop imagining and to actually look at real-life women as sexual objects.

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