Netflix just released the highly controversial award-winning French pre-tween twerking movie ‘Cuties’, and it’s about as bad as one would expect.
Groups of conservative provocateurs, QAnon supporters, and others on social media have jumped on the release of the French coming-of-age film Cuties and a trending “Cancel Netflix” hashtag to associate the company with pedophilia.
This isn’t the first time that people have tried to cancel Netflix. Republicans tried it in 2018 following Netflix’s confirmation that it had signed a multiyear deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce a series of titles.
Earlier this year, people threatened to cancel Netflix over 365 Days, a movie that petitioners argued glorified sexual violence against women.
And, at the same time that people are calling for others to cancel Netflix over Cuties.
What is Cuties?
Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, Cuties is a French movie that critiques society’s sexualization of girls.
The movie follows an 11-year-old Senegalese girl living in Paris who dreams of joining a local dance clique.
She decides to protest her parents’ strict household and join the other girls in dancing their way through competitions, trying to make a name for themselves.
Cuties uses “uncomfortable images to provoke a serious conversation about the s£xualization of girls
Barely a 10-minute segment passes by without the viewer witnessing 11-year-old girls in tight clothing humping the floor, or camera shots that zoom in on their butts, accentuating every crevice and curve.
This occurs when members of the young cast are in short shorts or even just their underwear. And don’t get me started on the groin shots or full on pubic rubbing.
Not long after Netflix tweeted the poster, including descriptions of the movie as 11-year-old Amy becoming “fascinated with a twerking dance crew,” tweets sprang up calling Netflix to take the poster down.
11-year old girls humping floors, rubbing their groins, and twerking in Netflix’s latest movie ‘cuties sets tongues wagging#AtinkaNews #cutiesnetflix #Netflix#SouthAfrica #Ghana #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/wAd0VvNy06
— Kabutey (@KabuteyMensah) September 12, 2020