Netflix's 'Cuties' Director Defends Film Amid Cancel Calls

  • Netflix's 'Cuties' Director Defends Film Amid Cancel Calls

Netflix's 'Cuties' Director Defends Film Amid Cancel Calls

"It's not about French society - the hyper-sexualization of children happens through social media and social media is everywhere".

The film which was originally released in France, follows the journey of a Muslim girl Amy (played by Fathia Youssouf) as she tries to find her place growing up in a poor suburb of Paris.

Yost stated the movie at one point shows a young girl's breast, portrays "children using their bodies in a sexual manner to get themselves out of trouble", graphically "focuses on the clothed genitalia of children", and "shows the creation and publication of child pornography".

Tthe film faced controversy when Netflix released a promotional photo that featured young girls in provocative dance poses in August. Meanwhile, the French poster for the film showed the girls dressed in colorful trousers and jackets.

In the letter to Attorney General Bill Barr, Cruz wrote that the film "routinely fetishizes and sexualizes" pre-adolescent girls.

"There's no excuse for the sexualization of children, and Netflix's decision to promote the film Cuties is disgusting at best and a serious crime at worst", said Republican Sen.

"Although there is a danger that little girls will be attracted to this film, the far greater risk is the way this film normalizes the sexualization of little girls", PTC program director Melissa Henson said in a statement Thursday, adding that Netflix is "desensitizing millions of viewers at home by asking them to be entertained by it". "The most important [thing] is to watch the film and understand we have the same fight", Maimouna shared during a virtual panel discussing the movie.

Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, involves herself with friends who run a dance troupe - defying the strict rules of the conservative family background she stems from.