Teens might be asking if they can see this one. If they’ve read the books or seen the previous seasons of Bridgerton, we know they’re interested. But can they? What is the true age rating of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story? Can your kids watch this one? We’re covering the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for Queen Charlotte on Netflix in this parents guide. Affiliate links are included in this post.
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About Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.
Age Rating of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)
Can your kids watch this one? What is the age rating of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
This parent’s guide will help you decide if your family can handle the seven big issues with movies and shows: mature topics, gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.
There is some language to be aware of in this series.
Your teens will hear words such as:
Not too terrible, to be honest, when it comes to swears or concerning language.
But let’ face it: you aren’t really concerned about the language either. It’s the sex and nudity that you likely want to know about before allowing your teens to watch this one.
Age Rating of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Is It Safe For Teens When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
Sex, sex, and more sex! This series is hot; we’d compare it more to season 1 than season 2 of Bridgerton when it comes to sensuality and sex scenes.
Sticking with the previous Bridgerton series, you can expect to see a lot of fornication on screen, as well as detailed conversations about sex. Queen Charlotte does not hold back!
There are also some art pieces showing sexual acts (drawings in black and white).
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story also has nudity to go along with a heavy storyline of romance. A lot of the sex scenes keep the clothes on, but there are moments of nudity.
The sounds and visuals of couples having sex are shown and heard multiple times throughout the show, and it’s not just in a bed. Couples are having sex all over the place in this one! And in a lot of different positions.
There is a same-sex male couple that has sex and you’ll see naked butts.
Violence and Gore: Is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Too Scary For Kids Under 17?
This isn’t a violent or gory story, so we wouldn’t call Queen Charlotte a scary series.
Is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Ok For Kids: Mature Topics
Characters are seen smoking and drinking.
Racism and The Great Experiment (the mixing of races in societies) are subplots in this series.
Mental health concerns (King George) and the taboos of the age are addressed as well. It’s shocking to see how mental health concerns were treated (torture was actually used, yikes!).
While this isn’t supposed to be a work of historical accuracy (characters are based on real people, but this isn’t a true story), it does give insight into how society thought and acted when it came to some important issues.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is rated TV-MA for sex, nudity, and smoking.
Parents Guide: Is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Appropriate For Kids Under 17?
As always, you know your kids best. This is a series made for a mature audience, particularly when it comes to sex and nudity.
If they have seen the Bridgerton series (and you approve of it) then watching Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story won’t be shocking. Your teens may not want to watch it with you (cringe-omg!) but having conversations about the show after could be beneficial for older teens.
We’d say stick with 15 and up if you’ve seen Bridgerton before (and it wasn’t a hard no for your household). If you have no experience with the series or books, we’d suggest watching this one before giving the teens the go-ahead.
You can also get the Queen Charlotte book on Amazon starting May 9! Go ahead and preorder now as it’s going to make a great beach read this summer.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.