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Don’t Worry Darling Parents Guide – Ok for Teens?

Wondering if Don’t Worry Darling is ok for kids and teens? With Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as leads, teens will want to head straight to the theater to watch this. However, Don’t Worry Darling is Rated R and has material for mature audiences only, including sex scenes. Is there as much drama on-screen as there is off screen? Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Don’t Worry Darling.

Don't Worry Darling Parents Guide

Don’t Worry Darling Parents Guide

Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank–equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach–anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.

While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives, including Frank’s partner, Shelley, get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.

But when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?

Don’t Worry Darling Age Rating

Why is Don’t Worry Darling Rated R? Don’t Worry Darling is Rated R by the MPAA for sexuality, language, and violent content which means some content is not suitable for children under 17 years of age. 

Language

There are many uses of profanity in Don’t Worry Darling including f*ck, a**, sh*t, bi*ch, damn, and words of Deity like “oh my g-d” and “Jesus Christ.”

Mature Content

There are sex scenes in Don’t Worry Darling. Characters perform oral sex, you see characters on top of each other, moaning. A character puts his hand between another’s legs. There’s a lot of sexual scenes with minimal nudity. You can see a woman’s breasts though her nightgown and a stripper undresses with her nipples covered with pasties. Director Olivia Wilde has stated that in Don’t Worry Darling, the males don’t come. “Only women here.”

Characters smoke and drink alcohol. 

A character dies by suicide. Women are physically and emotionally abused and try to harm themselves. A woman has nightmares with scary visuals. A character is “treated” with electroshock therapy.

Is Don’t Worry Darling Appropriate for Kids Under 17?

Don’t Worry Darling is recommended for mature audiences only and not for kids. Some of the violence, sexual content, and intensity and abuse will definitely be too much for tweens and teens, no matter how much they love Harry Styles. 

Some of the themes in Don’t Worry Darling aren’t original, but Pugh and Styles make this psychological drama tolerable. Pugh is just amazing and Harry Styles is, well, he’s ok. He’s got fans. If you enjoy Olivia Wilde’s work, then perhaps you’ll like this one, too. I’m all for feminist tales, but this seemed a little shallow. 

As always, parents know their kids best and I recommend parents screen films first if they have questions about the content, especially in Don’t Worry Darling.

Don't Worry Darling Age Rating