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Secret Society of Second Born Royals | 2020 | NR | – 1.4.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Secret Society of Second Born Royals” rated NR? The MPAA has not rated this film. The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several scenes with cleavage revealing outfits, some flirting, several scenes of teens practicing with their newly discovered abilities, a few scenes of teens fighting with a man and using their abilities trying to save other people, several arguments about responsibility and expectations, discussions of monarchy and some mild language and name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When a group of teenagers that happen to be second-born royalty meet at a special training school, they discover that not only they are royal, but they also have super skills that when harnessed will help them thwart sundry dastardly acts. With Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Niles Fitch, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Olivia Deeble, Noah Lomax, Faly Rakotohavana, Ashley Liao, Greg Bryk, Elodie Yung and Skylar Astin. Directed by Anna Mastro. [Running Time: 1:37]

Secret Society of Second Born Royals SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A teen boy and a teen girl flirt in a few scenes; in one scene, the boy gathers many butterflies and has them circle the girl, as she smiles coyly. A teen boy puts his arm around a teen girl to comfort her.
 While describing himself, a trainer tells students, “I have a boyfriend.” A teen says, “I’ve never kissed anyone” in front of other teens. A teen girl describes her legs as being one of her most talked about features.
 Teen girls wear short skirts that reveal bare legs to the thighs in several scenes. A teen girl wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders in several scenes. A teen girl changes out of a formal gown that reveals cleavage and into a top and shorts that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen and legs to the upper thighs. A singer on a stage wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage. Teens wear swimsuits at a beach and we see cleavage, bare abdomens, bare backs and legs and the boys are shown bare-chested. A teen girl wears a low-cut bodice that reveals cleavage, bare shoulders and back and a sheer skirt frame that reveals her undergarments and legs to the mid-thighs. Many women wear low-cut evening gowns that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and backs at a coronation.


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Secret Society of Second Born Royals VIOLENCE/GORE 4

 – A teen girl and a man chase another man through dark woods, the first man throws a tree limb that pins the teen girl and he fights with the other man (who can duplicate himself into many men) before throwing him and knocking him out (we see him taken in an ambulance later and recovering in the hospital) and another teen throws the first man through the air and into the distance (we see him wearing a restraint collar and being taken to prison). Two teen girls sneak onto the grounds of a place and go inside where they are attacked by a man; he grabs one girl and holds the other by the throat against a stone pillar, he throws one girl and a teen boy down a flight of stairs and runs away chased by the other girl and they run through dark woods. Sirens blare in a dorm and teens scramble into a van and are taken to a place where they are told that a robbery is underway and that they must protect the royal jewels; they encounter someone wearing a mask and one of the teens hits her in the face knocking her to the floor, and when they return to the jewels, they are missing.
 Several teens are forced to get into a cell as a man disables alarms and communications in a building. A man rigs a device that will seek out people of royal lineage and destroy them. A teen girl scuffles with a man over a weapon, she jumps off a roof and is gently taken to the ground by flittering butterflies, she runs away and the man throws bricks at her as he chases her into a building where he is trapped without his powers and a weapon dispenses a smoke that swirls around him and the man disappears.
 A teen girl holds a shovel to use as a weapon and other teen makes her drop it until a teen boy in the rafters drops a heavy bag on the second teen knocking her out. Police chase a teen girl, she rides on a skateboard and slides across the hood of a police car, and rides away until she falls and an officer stands over her (we see her taken by guards to see her mother, the queen). A young girl smashes a teacup with a guitar (we see the cup sail through the air and another young girl screams). A teen boy and a teen girl are turned away from a club door because they have no IDs, so they sneak into the back door of the building and into the club where the girl becomes agitated (we see a close-up of an animation of a heart beating rapidly) and engages the fire alarm causing everyone to leave. Several teens are gathered together and told that a bank robbery leading to a coup plot is underway and that they must stop the culprits.
 A woman throws a teen girl into a chair with a blast of energy and the teen and the woman lower through the floor to an underground headquarters. A teen girl slaps a teen boy in the face and he slaps himself in the face. A man pushes a teen girl into a swimming pool so that she can practice holding her breath underwater. A large dog barks at a teen boy and chases him; they become friends. We see a dog lying on its side in a cage and a man tells a teen boy that it is sick; the boy apologizes to the dog for feeding it a treat that made it sick. A teen girl on a treadmill is exposed to severe weather and temperature shifts in order to try to make her use her invisibility powers (we see her being rained on, under bright sun and blown back by high winds).
 We see a man locked in a cage in a high security facility and he is wearing a collar that keeps his powers at bay; he is served a tray of food through the door and when he eats an apple he finds a wire that completes a circuit and his collar is deactivated (we see him use his powers to open the cage door and leave).
 Several teens run through an obstacle course where lasers shoot at them and items on the ground move to trip and throw them; we see a few of them struck by the laser and they yell (we see no injuries but they say it hurts); one teen is wrapped in a net and falls to the floor, and another teen is caught in a trap that hangs her by the ankle from the ceiling. A man practices using his telekinetic powers and we see him punching the air and leaving fist prints in a metal wall across the room. A man duplicates himself several times and he explains that this is his special ability. One teen’s ability is to make people do whatever he wants them to do. A teen girl’s ability is invisibility and we see her thumb disappear and then her legs as she panics. A teen girl’s ability is being able to take the powers away from others. A teen boy’s ability is to control insects. A teen girl’s sandwich is poisoned as a test to see if she can detect it before eating it.
 A man threatens to take everything from the woman that sent him to prison. We hear that a teen girl’s father died in a plane crash when she was young. A woman talks about stopping a poaching ring, and she also mentions someone betraying a group. A teen boy is upset when he thinks his band mate and friend jilted him for another person. A woman tells her teen daughter that a man murdered the girl’s father for power. A man says that a bagel could kill him (he has food allergies). A teen boy and a teen girl play music in a square and the girl calls out to the crowd, “Down with monarchy!” A teen boy asks a teen girl, “Do you know how many people would kill to be royalty?” A teen girl records a post talking about going to Haiti for the summer and helping to build an orphanage after a mudslide. A teen girl tells another teen girl, “I will have the authority to imprison people for being late.” A teen girl argues with her mother and says, “You let me spend the night in jail” after she disobeyed her mother. A teen boy says that he was grounded. A teen girl tells another teen girl, “Go mute yourself.” A teen boy says that he and some friends caused a fire that burned down half his school. A teen boy says that he needs to work on his social skills. A teen girl screams with excitement and squeezes another teen girl. Protest signs read, “Drain the Moat,” and, “No More Monarchy.” A teen girl says, “Maybe I have a brain tumor.”
 A man collects the cellphones of several teens and they complain. A teen girl is shown with face paint on her eyebrow and cheek.


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Secret Society of Second Born Royals LANGUAGE 1

 – 1 mild anatomical term, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (jerk, dude, awkward, obnoxious, freak, typical, bug magnet, misfit, second best, stupid, mean, bat cave, bust, crazy, awful), exclamations (come on, focus, hakuna matata, drop dead, fungus, Fresh Prince, be quiet, ouch, oh gosh, alas, piece of cake, ow, no way), 2 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh God, Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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Secret Society of Second Born Royals SUBSTANCE USE

 – People at a couple of formal events are shown holding glasses.


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Secret Society of Second Born Royals DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Princess stories, fitting into a mold, rebelling against what is expected, royalty, teamwork, freedom, murder, suspicion, revenge, failure, tests, untapped potential, secrets, memories, having purpose, fitting in, flash mobs, feeling alone, destiny, monarchies, practice, bringing about change, death of a parent.

Secret Society of Second Born Royals MESSAGE

 – Nothing is impossible if you work together.

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