14A(14A) Sexual Content, Violence

Synopsis

Biography/Drama. Based on the book ‘Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart’ by John Guy. In the mid-1500s, the ruler of Scotland and devout Catholic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) wishes to bare an heir to the throne of England, ruled by her Protestant cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing, sexual slurs, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - blood and some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual assault - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Gender and power
  • Loyalty and betrayal
  • Manipulation and control

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual content and violence, including sexual violence, in dramatic and historical contexts

Classification date

November 19, 2018