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Is The Woman King Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if THE WOMAN KING is ok for kids? An emotional and impactful story based on true events, The Woman King is powerful but it may be too violent for kids. However, some are questioning just how true the events are. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to The Woman King.

The Woman King Parents Guide

The Woman King Parents Guide

Viola Davis plays a fierce, noble 1800s warrior in the West African kingdom of Dahomey, named General Nanisca. The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, an all-female unit of warriors who protected Dahomey. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the journey of General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. 

Why is The Woman King Rated PG-13?

The Woman King is rated PG-13 for some strong violence, partial nudity, some disturbing material and language which means some content may not be suitable for kids according to the MPA.

Is The Woman King Kid Friendly? 

The Woman King is quite violent and not really recommended for young kids. Parents can expect a lot of killings, death, fighting, some partial nudity, and mature content like rape and domestic violence. To sum it up, The Woman King is not kid friendly. However the story could be impactful for some teens.

Language

There is not much profanitythe use of “bi*ches” in subtitles.

Mature Content and Violence

There is a lot of fighting and violence in The Woman King. An emotional story also includes emotional deaths. Characters are stabbed and their throats are slit. Battle scenes are intense and powerful. Weapons like knives, spears, and ropes are used. 

Some non-sexual partial nudity of a man’s backside is shown while bathing in a river. 

There is implied sex but nothing is shown on-screen. Flashbacks of rape are shown which may be triggering for some viewers.  The king has many wives.

Slavery is discussed.

Some characters drink alcohol.

Is The Woman King Appropriate for Kids Under 13?

At a run time of over 2 hours, some kids may not find The Woman King appealing enough to hold their interest for that long. The run time coupled with the violence may not make The Woman King appropriate for kids under 13 years old. 

Sure there will be comparisons of The Woman King to the Dora Milaje in Black Panther, but this is much more. No, it isn’t a history lesson and don’t expect to use it as one. There has been some controversy surrounding the film, mostly criticism that the film doesn’t talk in depth that the Dahomey tribe sold other Africans into slavery.

However, Viola Davis is magnificent in the film. So take what you will from The Woman King, but Viola David certainly slays.

The Woman King Age Rating

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