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Is You People Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if You People on Netflix is ok for kids? This rom-com tackles heavy topics with laughter, but has a bit of an identity crisis. However, some may not be in on the jokes and find it insensitive. Here’s what parents need to know in this You People Parents Guide.

You People Parents Guide

You People Parents Guide

A new couple and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences in this comedy from Kenya Barris.

Age Rating: Why is You People Rated R?

You People is Rated R for language throughout, some sexual material and drug content which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 17.

Language in You People

There is A LOT of profanity in You People including uses of sh*t, damn, f*ck, b*tch, a**, ni**er, and words of Deity like g-ddamn, and Jesus Christ. There are also sexual words used like d*ck, pu**y, and penis. I stopped counting at over 60+ uses of bad language.

Mature Content: Is You People Ok for Teens?

You People also contains a lot of sexual content, innuendos, and conversations. A scene involves strippers in thongs and bras. Characters kiss.

Sexual phrases like “getting pu**y” and doing anal are used as well as discussions of characters having sex.

Characters drink alcohol and use cocaine.

Mature topics such as slavery, police brutality, and the Holocaust are discussed which may be too much for some tweens. A character talks about how he let another man look at his private parts and is in legal trouble.

Characters talk about how their families disapprove of their partners because of their backgrounds which may be sensitive for some viewers.

You People Age Rating

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Is You People Appropriate for Kids Under 17?

You can expect some sexual content, drug and alcohol use, inappropriate jokes, social commentary, and profanity used by characters. To sum it up, You People is not kid friendly for kids under 16 years old. Packed full of mature content, I wouldn’t recommend You People for teens either. 

Unfortunately, You People couldn’t figure out its direction. While it has an incredible cast, it flip flopped between social and political commentary to romance with culturally insensitive and racist relatives. The stereotypes went overboard and while trying to ridicule the insensitivity, it just felt uncomfortable, especially with so much profanity. 

The lessons themselves are important and worth a discussion with teens, but the road taken to get there isn’t worth it. You People had a lot of potential, but sadly, didn’t hit the mark. 

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