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Parents' Guide to

The Hotwives

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Wild Housewives parody has sex jokes, booze, cursing.

TV Hulu Comedy 2014
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How you feel about The Hotwives will depend pretty strictly on how amusing you already find shows such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which, most people can agree, is already pretty ridiculous on its own, with its "spontaneous" dramatic confrontations staged in ridiculous places and behind-the-scenes interviews that are just thinly veiled excuses to get the cast to insult each other. If you already find these types of antics to be a potent guilty pleasure, Hotwives is another one, stuffed full of prostitution lessons, charitable events featuring Cirque du Soleil performers passing out apps, jokes about McMansions and Central Florida, and sly, goofy commentary on avarice, fame, and sex.

However, if you're not already a Bravo watcher, Hotwives ​likely will seem indistinguishable from the real thing and the jokes will miss you. "Hotwives Cooldown," a segment at the end of the show that summarizes what just happened, isn't nearly as funny if you haven't had a few go-rounds with Andy Cohen; the way one character tries to make "I gotta be Phe Phe" into a catchphrase doesn't even make much sense if you haven't seen The Real Housewives of Atlanta. This is funny stuff -- but only for the right audience.

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