What Is Yellowstone Rated? A Parent’s Guide For The Hit Taylor Sheridan Series


“Yellowstone” may have horses, ranges, and corrupt government officials, but it has one thing no other Western has: Beth Dutton. Portrayed with particular glee by Kelly Reilly, John Dutton’s only daughter is the smoking, drinking, swearing fixer, and despite all that, she’s indispensable to the family. And while “Yellowstone” is not lacking for explosions, flying bullets, and nudity, that almost pales in comparison to what the financier does daily. When she isn’t verbally abusing her brothers or throwing her cowboy husband, Rip, for a loop, she is making the “Yellowstone” executives nervous.

“‘We think she’s too abrasive,'” Taylor Sheridan told The Hollywood Reporter, mimicking the Paramount executives’ alleged attitudes. “‘We want to tone her down. Women won’t like her.’ They were wrong, because Beth says the quiet part out loud every time. When someone’s rude to you in a restaurant, or cuts you off in the parking lot, Beth says the thing you wish you’d said.” 

Sheridan’s comments should be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes, Beth says things that people wouldn’t even at their worst moments. So, if parents want to bring a modern western into their home, this one is probably not a great choice. But for adults looking to watch a refreshing female character that doesn’t fit into a box, give “Yellowstone” a try.

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