Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie” is taking on the issue of girl empowerment in a new episode titled, “Rate-A-Rooney,” airing on Sunday.
In TheWrap‘s exclusive sneak peek, Liv, Maddie and their friends confront a fellow schoolmate who has been giving them numeric ratings based on looks. Some girls go as far as changing their appearance in order to get a higher score.
“What’s up Number 7?” Todd Stetson, who is part of the “jerk-tourage,” asks Maddy.
Maddie, who happens to be wearing a basketball jersey with the Number 5 on it, corrects him.
“He’s not talking about your jersey, Maddie. He’s talking about your rating,” one of her friends tells her.
“What rating?” Maddie asks.
“There’s a list going around that rates the hotness of Richwood girls from 1-10,” her friends reveal.
In the end, the girls rise above the insularity and take pride in who they are.
The episode also includes an original song titled “What a Girl Is,” performed by the show’s star, Dove Cameron.
Created and executive produced by John D. Beck and Ron Hart, the series stars Cameron as two identical twins with entirely different personalities, with Liv being a girly-girl who was an actress in Hollywood for four years. Maddie is a tomboy with an affinity for sports.
Watch the exclusive sneak peak of the episode here.
“Liv and Maddie’s” girl empowerment episode airs Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on Disney Channel