A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Race, ethnicity, fatherhood, and the pressures of the entertainment industry are central to the series.
Positive Role Models
Floyd can be crude, and certainly isn't perfect, but he's a good father and is willing to stand up for what he believes in.
Violence & Scariness
Some mild threats of punching, beating up. Fictionalized police arrest, etc. References to a famous rape case.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, simulated sexual acts. Nudity (breasts, bare bottoms, partial male genitals); crude sexual references.
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"Damn," "ass," "bitch," "s--t," "f--k;" racial epithets abound, including the "N" word.
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Products & Purchases
BMW, Mercedes-Benz, other expensive cars. Sony Pictures logo visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Hard liquor, beer, wine. References to drugging people.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that White Famous is an irreverent comedy series intended for mature audiences. It contains endless crude humor, cursing, and racial epithets (including the "N" word). There's also nudity (breasts, bottoms, and in one scene, partial images of male genitals), and some drinking and drunken behavior. While pretty edgy, it does offer some thoughtful commentary about fatherhood, the entertainment industry, and the kinds of compromises people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds often have to make in order to be successful in Hollywood.
Is It Any Good?
This irreverent series, with all the crude humor expected from a Jamie Foxx-produced comedy series, has a fresh willingness to poke fun at controversial issues, creating space in the story for moments of insight. Pharaoh's quick-talking delivery, along with great performances by folks like Michael Rapaport and Peter King, and of course, Jamie Foxx, are what tie it all together.
Not everyone will be comfortable with some of the humor presented here. But for those who like the style, there are a fair share of funny moments. But what makes White Famous compelling is the fact that it openly and bluntly addresses questions about how Hollywood views people of color, and the kinds of compromises people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds often have to make in order to make it in the industry.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.