Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story captures the magic of the series while also delivering a sweet story that brings attention to the struggles of mental health. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story releases in the United States on the streaming service tomorrow, May 4th. Creator Shonda Rhimes brings back the popular story, deviating from the books and giving more backstory to the queen and King George. The series brings back the old cast with some new faces, including India Ria Amarteifio (young Charlotte), Corey Mylchreest (young George), Arsema Thomas (young Lady Danbury), Golda Rosheuval (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury), Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton), Michelle Fairley (Princess Augusta), Keir Charles (Lord Ledger), and of course, Julie Andrews. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Parents Guide
In Netflix’s 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.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Age Rating Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know about the age rating of the movie before letting their younger children watch Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Language: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story contains some strong language, like often using the words wh*re and d*mn.
Mature Content: The biggest concern for parents in the series is the nudity and sexual content. There are multiple scenes that show characters engaging in sex and oral sex, with thrusting often shown. Most of the sex scenes are clothed, but there is a particular sex scene that shows a character’s nude buttocks while he is engaging in the sexual act. There is also a theme surrounding mental health, where the character is tortured as treatment. Characters are also shown smoking cigarettes.
Age Rating of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has a TV-MA rating for sex, nudity, and language, and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for an adult audience, younger adults, and teens aged 17 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or an adult guardian is highly suggested for young kids (or older kids) under 17 years of age in this TV-MA-rated feature. The minimum age recommendation is 17 years old; it is not suitable for young children.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story consists of six episodes, with the first five running around an hour long and the last episode around an hour and a half. Unlike past seasons of Bridgerton, which were direct adaptations of the Julia Quinn novels, the Queen Charlotte novel has yet to be released and actually drops after the series releases on Netflix. So if you are planning to read the book first, you better wait until after May 9th, when the book comes out. Fans can preorder the Queen Charlotte novel on Amazon today.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is romantic, like extremely romantic, and will give you all the feels, much like the first two seasons of the Bridgerton series; however, it is not a continuation of the story many of us have grown to love. In fact, the only characters fans will recognize from the previous seasons are Queen Charlotte, Lady Danbury, and Lady Violet Bridgerton. Instead, this new season strongly concentrates on the marriage of Queen Charlotte and King George, beginning on their wedding day and the struggles that follow. There are a couple of intriguing subplots, such as how Queen Charlotte and Lady Danbury first met and struck up a friendship, Lady Danbury’s first husband and marriage, and even a tidbit about Violet Bridgerton as a young girl and her parents.
There are a couple of themes intertwined in Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, one that involves mental health and the taboo of mental illness in that period of time, and also an underlining theme that centers around the mixing of races, or as it is frequently called in the show, “The Great Experiment.” The Great Experiment answers many looming questions that fans had surrounding interracial relationships that were almost unheard of during that period of time, and while the subject is more of a subplot in this series, it does touch on racism and the adjustment those in the Ton face in regards to race.
For those who enjoy the series for the hot and steamy scenes, rest assured that Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has plenty of those moments to fawn over. The chemistry between India Ria Amarteifio (young Charlotte) and Corey Mylchreest (young George) is undeniable and feels genuine, along with their love story, which will warm the heart. For those Bridgerton fans out there, this new series will not disappoint and will make you a fan of Queen Charlotte if you weren’t before. For those who have never seen Bridgerton before, this is a great introduction to the franchise and can be watched without knowing much about the original story. And as the great Julia Andrews declares, “The is the story of Queen Charlotte from Bridgerton. It is not a history lesson. It is fiction inspired by fact. All liberties taken by the author are quite intentional. Enjoy!”