The film Cuties’ trailer was released on the 18th of August and has gotten the worst of reviews. The video has got over 15 million views with 70,000 likes and 2.1 million dislikes as of today.
You can check the stats here, and we’d like you to not watch the video as it has been proven to be quite disturbing-
The plot of the movie follows the story of a 11-year-old Senegalese girl who rebels her conservative Muslim family to go live her dream of becoming a dancer. But is it really necessary to sexualise children and reek of islamophobia? Not really. But have they done that? Yep!
This issue was taken to the court in Texas, a well-known conservative state. In 2018, “Promotion Of Lewd Visual Material Depicting A Child” law was passed and the state showed how the movie violated it.
Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege pic.twitter.com/UJ1hY8XJ2l
— Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) October 6, 2020
And guess what Netflix thought about this appeal?
They called the case, “laughable”. The film had also won Awards from Sundance and the defence attorney mentioned it and asked, “It’s absurd — the prosecutor believes he knows more about art than a Sundance jury,”
Maïmouna Doucouré, the director of the movie, stated that the main aim of the film is to make its audience feel uncomfortable about these young girls being sexualised. Instead, she was lashed back for encouraging pedophilia.
Do you think Doucouré’s statements are justifiable? Tell us about it.