A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Cast members have an objective to work together and complete various projects, but producers focus on creating conflict.
Violence & Scariness
Some verbal arguments and mild confrontations (one housemate threw a table umbrella at another, etc.).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Housemates have included a transgender male and a Playboy TV star (who stripped and jumped in the pool). Some suggestive behavior (whipped cream licked from boxers, etc.) and innuendo.
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Most four-letter words are bleeped out, but "crap," "damn," "hell," and "bitch" are frequent.
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Products & Purchases
Cross-promotion for the resident musicians' latest projects; C-list celebs have a chance to be in the spotlight again and are quick to promote themselves.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking, smoking. Some housemates are recovering addicts and openly discuss their struggles.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series relies on stereotypes, alcohol, and emotional breakdowns for entertainment. C-list celebrities are put in a house to live together, where they rehash the emotional baggage from their past careers. Throughout the series, housemates' issues have included recovering from drug/alcohol addiction, dealing with gender identity, and coping with sexual assault (rape and molestation) at a young age. The entire cast has usually been deprived of the spotlight for some time and is desperate for public affection and attention.
Is It Any Good?
The series began as a juicy, guilty pleasure but quickly became a sad, boring mess. Food fights, wrestling matches, and screaming feuds have become commonplace, if not expected, in the series. All the tears and fights flow freely in between the housemates' menial "projects" -- such as promotional photo shoots, filming a music video for a fellow cast member's comeback, or performing as a band for a benefit. These random tasks are meant to provide a means for celebs to bond or break, but they end up making the cast seem almost like animals in a zoo performing tricks for the audience. Pointing and laughing at celebs gone bad (or bust) is sad on many levels -- and a lesson that any kid who's been through school doesn't need reinforced during primetime.
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