4. It May Not Be for Children
Disney Plus removed the f-bombs from the PG-13 Hamilton, but it’s still filled with coarse language, sexually suggestive scenes and mature themes. (See details on language below.)
We learn that Alexander Hamilton loved the ladies. We hear lyrics about “intercourse” and “legs spread.” When Alexander meets Reynolds, she seduces him to come to her home. (“Lord, show me how to say no to this. … Her body’s saying, ‘H-ll yes,” he raps.) Their clothes stay on, but the message is clear when she sits in his lap. (“It became a pastime,” Hamilton says.)
This doesn’t ruin the Hamilton experience for older audiences. Still, it would be nice if Disney released a cleaner version for schools to use. That’s because Hamilton is an entertaining and educational musical experience everyone should get to enjoy.
Hamilton is rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material. Language: whore (3), b----rd, used in the historical sense (6), d--n (10), s--t (6), p-ss (3), h-ll (4), misuse of “God” (8), GD (3), JC (1), misuse of “Jesus” (2), a-- (2). Also: “who the eff.”
Entertainment rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Family-friendly rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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