Parents' Guide to

A League of Their Own

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Inspiring series about women's baseball has sex, language.

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age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+
Let me preface this by saying I knew an All American Girl League player and I appreciate that this series tells their stories in more depth. That being said, this is a 13 plus series in my opinion. The TV series goes much more in depth with the lives and identities of the players than the movie. I say it's a 13 and up as it does have romantic kissing between women, but honestly it's just kissing. Just think about how much kissing between men and women your kids have seen on TV. A lot. There is one deen where the lead character is dreaming about making out w her husband and another woman. Not something I woukd usually watch with my kids. There are two scenes with a woman I'm her bra but it's like old school bra and covers everything. Anyway, we are a two mom family so I could see if same gendered kissing wasn't normalized in your home that might be weird to watch, even with your 13 year old. But what this sereis has that is SO important is the actual stories of gender inequality and racial segregation that was washed out of the cheesy version. I will definitely have my.kods watch when they are older.
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age 10+
This take on the classic 1992 movie, is without a doubt an unapologetic dive into the history many refuse to talk about. We see the struggles and exclusion of African American women that the movie glossed over. We see the inevitable congregation of queer women when professional baseball is a possibility. Despite the potential for being “too woke”, the series covers the much needed and accurate representation of these minorities. With this rendition of A League of Their Own, we get the comedic feel that we all love from the original film with so much more. Be advised there are some scenes that may be inappropriate for children of a young age. However, I would let my children watch.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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A breathtaking scene stands out in A League of Their Own. When small-town girl Carson Shaw pokes her way through the city streets of Chicago to arrive at the storied "Baker's Field," she emerges from the breezeway to discover a field of women throwing, catching, batting, diving, and fielding fly balls -- and her life has been utterly altered. The moment is reminiscent of the scene in The Wizard of Oz when the black-and-white scene suddenly dazzles with color. She has found what she's been looking for -- it's the end of the rainbow. Women of a certain age watching this might choke up a bit, because women's sports meant freedom of movement and expression, an acknowledgement that women were human.

Though there's more language than feels historically accurate, the series' exploration of the Black experience during this time period feels genuine. Queer relationships also get an earnest nod. Fine acting and a passion from the creators for the subject make this a worthwhile show for older teens and adults to enjoy together.

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