Kinky Boots

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Brit comedy is more warm and quirky than kinky.

PG-13 2005 107 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 8+

Took 7,8,and9 year olds

Other than one number where “Red is Sex” there is no reason not to take children to this show (other than the length of the production). The young children I took were ecstatic! The play is beautiful and teaches one to accept themselves and others as who they are. If you are uncomfortable with transgender issues then that is on you. Unless you have taught your children to encompass bigotry, they will surly not be offended by the fabulousness! Again, the term sex is used as a descriptive term in one number, but it is a small naughty moment in what is otherwise a story of believing in yourself and accepting others.

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1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Common Sense misses the mark on this one....

We took our 12 and 13 year old boys to this and it was fantastic - they have seen Stomp, Wicked, and Avenue Q and they loved this. It had very positive messages about being who you are, self acceptance, and accepting others for who they are. I don't recall any drugs or drinking, and there were no sex scenes whatsoever. There were a couple jokes that were adult in nature, but nothing this age group is not already exposed to with middle school peers. This was a great opportunity to explore with our kids the reality of the different types of people that exist, how we can all work cooperatively and benefit from one another's unique qualities, and how to handle situations of discrimination. AND the music, dancing and performances were light, funny and very entertaining.

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