Parents' Guide to

The Gossip Game

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Female hip-hop reporters fight sexism and each other.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2013
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The Gossip Game reveals how difficult it is for women to professionally succeed in the urban music scene, and highlights some of the things that these women do to get their stories, including hyper-sexualize themselves, put up with sexual harassment, and create uncomfortable relationships with artists and other reporters in order to get their latest scoops. However, it also shows how these professionals view their work as women in field, especially when comparing the work of traditional broadcast journalists and those who are making a name for themselves through various online media formats.

Like any reality series, The Gossip Game features a fair share of catty behavior among the cast, who find themselves having to interact with each other at various media events as well as obviously staged social settings. Adding to the show's entertainment value are the brief-but-frequent appearances of various media and hip-hop personalities like Russell Simmons, Macy Gray, and Funkmaster Flex, just to name a few. But it also shows that while this field of work poses a fair share of challenges for women, there are those who are able to navigate it and be successful at it in their own right.

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