Netflix has been caught promoting a movie titled “Cuties” as a drama about an 11-year-old who “explores her femininity” through “twerking,” complete with a provocative poster.
This is the far-left streaming outlet’s third strike when it comes to sexualizing children.
This streaming site is home to Barack and Michelle Obama.
The movie — a Sundance darling, naturally — is a French title. Cuties is rated TV-MA, which means there is an 11-year-old character in a movie that is “usually not suitable for anyone under 17 years of age (18 in some cases). Content may contain strong coarse language, explicit (in some cases, pornographic) strong sexual content, nudity, or intense/graphic violence.”
According to the Daily Mail, the theatrical release earned an NC-17 rating, which means no children under 17 are allowed into the theater, even if accompanied by a parent.
NC-17 movies usually earn that rating for provocative sexual imagery.
The movie’s protagonist is 11-year-old Amy, a Senegalese Muslim girl who joins a dance group. She’s portrayed by Fathia Youssouf, who is 14 now and was likely 12 or 13 during filming.
The movie’s director, Maïmouna Doucouré, says the film is in fact a critique of the sexualization of children, specifically the Internet’s role in it. Not having seen the movie myself, I can’t comment either way. Cuties doesn’t stream on Netflix until next month.
Nevertheless, there is plenty of reason to ask whether Netflix’s intent was to sell this movie to the naked-under-the-raincoat crowd.
Worse still, Netflix originally promoted the movie in the same way you would soft-core pornography. Get this: “Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. Hoping to join them, she starts to explore her femininity, defying her family’s traditions.”
What type of animal wants to watch a movie about an 11-year-old — she’s eleven! — twerking and exploring her femininity?
Apparently, after an online uproar, Netflix changed the description to this — you’ll note how Netflix “owns” all us backwards “conservatives” who oppose child porn: “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”
Can we draw the line at children? Can we draw the line at exploiting little girls — 11, 12, 13-year-old girls? Can we draw the line at sexualizing children?
This is what evil looks like.