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Updated on Jun 26, 2020. Posted on Jun 22, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Asked Why Disney Censored Lines From The "Hamilton" Movie, And His Response Was Pretty Funny

"I literally gave two f*cks so the kids could see it."

By now, you've HOPEFULLY heard the exciting news that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical, Hamilton, will soon be available to stream on Disney+.

Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
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The Broadway production was filmed over a series of three days back in 2016, and Disney edited the footage into a movie that gives audiences a front-row seat to all the action. The trailer was just released today, and OMG, it looks perfect:

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After the trailer's release, a fan on Twitter noticed that the movie was rated PG-13, not R, and asked Lin-Manuel whether this meant that Disney had censored their screen version of the musical:

@Lin_Manuel hey hey so excited about Hamilton on Disney+ and OH my god I finally get to see you as A.Ham, BUT as it’s rated PG-13 does that mean that some (iconic) lines have been cut?? Is it changed at all? ⭐️

And as Lin-Manuel explained in his response, Disney's movie is virtually identical to the stage version — except for two F-bombs.

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"[The Motion Picture Association of America] has a hard rule about language: more than 1 utterance of 'Fuck' is an automatic R rating," Lin-Manuel tweeted. "We have 3 'Fucks' in our show. So..."

LANGUAGE! 1. On July 3, you're getting the whole show, every note & scene, & a 1-minute countdown clock during intermission (bathroom!) 2. But MPAA has a hard rule about language: more than 1 utterance of "Fuck" is an automatic R rating. We have 3 "Fucks" in our show. So... 1/2 https://t.co/7o3OQ34rqt

"I literally gave two fucks so the kids could see it," Lin-Manuel joked. He went on to reveal that Disney took out the "fucks" from two songs, "Yorktown" and "Washington On Your Side," to earn that PG-13 rating.

...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.

"You can sing whatEVER you like at home (even sync up the album)!" he assured his fans. "Love you. Enjoy."

Hamilton production shot
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Fans immediately started flooding Lin-Manuel's replies, wondering if other ~adult~ moments from the show had been cut by Disney. Lin-Manuel responded to many of them, assuring Hamilton fans that these iconic lines had all been preserved:

Hamilton debuts on Disney+ on July 3, and I for one could NOT be more excited. Even if I do have to sing "SOUTHERN MOTHERFUCKIN' DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS" all by myself.

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