Parents' Guide to

Xena: Warrior Princess

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

XENA is the bestestest!!!

I think Xena is great for everyone and even though Gabrielle and Xena have an intimate relationship doesn't mean it is any different between Cinderella and prince charming. So ya, Xena rules

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

Great action hero role models for 8 and up.

Fantastic role models, especially for girls interested in action heroes. Violence perpetrated by main characters is generally accompanied by character self-awareness and examination of human values. As another poster pointed out, be sure your child is mature enough to handle action scenes, scenes of war, battle wounds, fantasy vs. reality.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (5):

Sometimes tragic, often quirky, and usually violent, the series presents Xena as a strong and empowered woman who exists in a very masculine world. But she's still a beautiful woman who endures ill-fated relationships with unsuitable men, including Ulysses (who wants to tame her) and Ares (who wants to conquer her). Subtle but strong hints throughout the series suggesting that Xena and Gabrielle are romantically involved lesbians add to the show's intriguing nature.

While Xena: Warrior Princess (which still airs in reruns and is available on DVD) is violent and contains its fair share of bare midriffs and sexual innuendo, it also offers viewers a refreshingly strong and independent lead character who's able to hold her own. This, along with the show's fantastic nature and its various subplots, continues to make this show a cult classic among many viewers.

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