Parents' Guide to

The White Queen

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Riveting drama about medieval monarchy too sexy for teens.

TV Starz Drama 2013
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Too Much Sex!!!

Try to watch BBC version with less nudity and sex!

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Realist to tell you this is trash

This series is ruined before it even starts, in its fake attempt to manipulate the viewer Into unrealistic portrayels of the main males in the show, revealing the attempt at sexism against males, all while parading pornographic viewing materials! For all to see! This is another series of sick trash!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (7):

Inspired by a series of novels from Philippa Gregory, THE WHITE QUEEN is a dramatic retelling of the Wars of the Roses from the point of view of three women: Elizabeth Grey, Margaret Beaufort, and Lord Warwick's daughter Anne Neville (Faye Marsay). Part soap opera, part war film, and part melodrama, this series is an intoxicating jaunt through a snippet of British history fraught with contentious loyalties and lethal power struggles. It was a time that turned brothers against each other and made enemies of parents and their children, but at the same time it reaffirms some tenets of human relationships that transcend time.

Historical dramas have a tendency to flounder when they aim only to please their target demographic, so it's easy to assume that this 10-part series about a mere few decades in England's dusty history books might not have what it takes to draw in the masses. Happily, that's not the case with The White Queen, which takes viewers on a sweeping tour of the past whether they come to it knowing Edward IV from Edward Cullen or not. Another bonus is the story's clear message about the integral role women play in this traditional patriarchal society. Sharp writing, a fantastic cast, and a claim to being "reality TV" give this dramatic tale the edge it needs to vie for the attention of a discerning mature audience.

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