With the premiere of the live recording of award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton on Disney+ just days away, creator and lead star Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed that some lines had to be tweaked to make it as “kid-friendly” as possible.
On Twitter, Lin-Manuel explained why the rating of the musical ended up PG-13—which, much to our relief, isn’t because some “iconic lines” have been deleted or reworded. In fact, what we get on stage is still what we get onscreen. So what changed?
“LANGUAGE!” Lin-Manuel said.
“On July 3, you’re getting the whole show, every note & scene, & a 1-minute countdown clock during intermission (bathroom!),” he continued. “But MPAA has a hard rule about language: more than 1 utterance of “F***” is an automatic R rating. We have 3 “F***s” in our show. So I literally gave two f***s so the kids could see it.”
He added that only two lines where the F-bomb was uttered will be censored: one in “Yorktown” and another in “Washington On Your Side.”
…I literally gave two fucks so the kids could see it:
1. In Yorktown, there’s a mute over “I get the f___ back up again”
2. “Southern *record scratch*kin’ Democratic Republicans.”
You can sing whatEVER you like at home (even sync up the album)!
Love you. Enjoy.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 22, 2020
So yup, we’ve got nothing to worry about!
Hamilton drops on Disney+ on July 3.
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