A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
There's an element of the show that's aspirational, but it's tied in with wealth, status, and consumerism.
Positive Role Models
Sneaker culture is rooted in African American culture and the show does attempt to connect that with its effect on broader American culture.
Occasional profanity includes "bulls--t," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Show reinforces idea of sneakers as status symbol, and talks about specific brands and how cool and confident they make a person feel.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
No drinking, drugs, or smoking present.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that You Ain't Got These is a documentary show that focuses on sneaker culture: why people collect and covet sneakers. Each 10-minute episode focuses on a particular aspect of the culture, how it evolved, and what it means. A lot of airtime is dedicated to the idea of sneakers (or fashion in general) as a status symbol, and some aspects of the show could be seen as advertisements for specific brands.
Is It Any Good?
Quibi's 10-minute episodes are a nice match with the documentary-collage format: It's a good amount of time to dig into one particular aspect of a subject without stretching it out too much. That said, You Ain't Got These feels padded out, with about half of each episode devoted to interviewees talking about how buying sneakers gives them status, but not really exploring the social implications of why that is. Without digging into the downside of commercialism and the "money equals confidence" equation, You Ain't Got These seems more like PR than a true cultural documentary.
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