Small Screen Specials, Series and Direct-To-Video
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Won’t get too into this. Same issue as WS and Good Boys except this time it’s a Netflix film. (“Cuties”). And instead of twelve, the kids are eleven (all girls). They wear extremely suggestive outfits throughout the film (ostensibly about one girl who wants to get on a dance team) and their dance moves are very sexualized.
This movie could just as easily have been about a seventeen or eighteen year old, in which case I’d be totally fine with it. And I really like the premise of how overlapping cultures affect a child’s upbringing. I like the production design and acting too. But to put it all in perspective, eleven-year-olds still play with Barbie dolls for crying out loud!
Lots of film reviewers/columnists are defending this movie, saying the outfits/sexualized behavior are being “misinterpreted.” Whatever.
I’ll just say what I’ve said before: would those columnists be ok with their own tween daughters acting in this film??
From The Guardian:
More than 150,000 people are demanding the removal of a film they say sexualises children. One problem: they haven’t seen it
We’ve seen enough.
Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?
I think so, Brain, but if we didn’t have ears, wouldn’t we sort of look like weasels?
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Not to mention, it's a French import, which brings up the issue that Netflix may unfortunately find some of their foreign acquisitions a bit....foreign.
Responding to the controversy with sensitivity and understanding, Netflix took down the ads for the movie, saying, basically, "There, that was what you were complaining about, right?" Um, no.
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I haven’t looked, and I don’t want to, but maybe it’s a test: this will at least tell Netflix how many pedopervs they have amongst their subscribers!