Wondering if Maid on Netflix is ok for kids? Rated TV-MA for for language, smoking, and sexual content, Maid is not kid-friendly for kids, but may be suitable for some teens. Dealing with mature subjects like addiction to alcohol, there are some important discussions for families. Here’s what parents need to know in this Maid Parents Guide.
Maid Parents Guide
Maid on Netflix is based on Stephanie Land’s memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. It also stars real-life mother and daughter Margaret Qualley (Alex) and Andie McDowell (Paula). Alex has left an abusive relationship and is on the run. She tries to seek assistance from Social Services and gets a job as a maid, but the low pay still has her struggling to support she and her daughter, and she finds her problems are just beginning.
What is Maid Rated?
Maid is rated TV-MA for references to porn, some sexual content, language, and mature content. Parents need to know that there are subjects that may not be appropriate for kids and teens.
There is a lot of profanity in Maid including many uses of sh*t, a**, bit*h, and fu*k. There are also some racial slurs and uses of whore, plus words of Diety.
There is some sexual content where two people kiss and then leads to oral sex. You don’t see it on-screen, but you see the top of the character’s head.
A character sees sex toys and pornographic magazines.
There are scenes and talk of domestic violence which may be a trigger for those suffering and who have suffered from physical and emotional abuse. There is also some violence one where a woman punches a window and blood is shown.
There is lots of talk of race, social services, and emotional abuse.
Is Maid Appropriate for Kids Under 16?
Maid is certainly not the show you want to binge if you’re looking for trash TV to life your spirits. But Maid does an excellent job of portraying a resilient mother who does what she needs to do to save her and her daughter. Is Maid appropriate for teens? There are some tough and mature topics, but I think this show can be watched with mature teens, because it shows a slow burn of emotional abuse that can crush someone’s self-esteem into being willing to stay with someone.
We see Alex being failed by the people she thought she could count on and it’s a call for a broken system to change. While Maid may not be light-hearted and fluffy, its portrayal of a mother’s courage and tenacity is one not to be missed. Margaret Qualley is phenomenal and moves you to action. Maid shows us how as a society we enable abusers, and it’s time to stop.