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Netflix apologizes for "Cuties" artwork that sexualized children


Did these little THOTlings dance to WAP too?

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by Anonymousreply 48Last Tuesday at 4:56 PM

Here come the QAnon theories...

by Anonymousreply 108/20/2020

Goodness, I see nothing wrong with this.

by Anonymousreply 208/20/2020

I swear, when I saw that image, I wondered which old politician's face had been photoshopped onto that young girl's body (the one with her arm up) as a joke.

by Anonymousreply 308/20/2020

It’s always the ones who seem like major Incest Survivors with massive daddy issues (note the baby voice in the video linked) and closeted Pedos who get in an uproar about this or would even watch it. I watched the trailer and there is nothing that would make me want to watch that movie. Also, the cinematography looks atrocious.

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by Anonymousreply 408/20/2020

What's even creepier is that the poster is a clear ripoff of Magic Mike.

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by Anonymousreply 508/20/2020

Netflix knows what it's doing

by Anonymousreply 608/20/2020

Honestly I have seen girls dress way more inappropriately than these outfits.

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by Anonymousreply 808/20/2020

R7 is Donald Trump

by Anonymousreply 908/20/2020

Apparently this is what the movie actually looks like


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by Anonymousreply 1009/10/2020

This is catnip for deplorables and QAnons who are all pedo obsessed anyway. It's a controversy that someone is stirring up and probably will continue to stir up until after the election.

I understand the filmmaker was trying to tell a more nuanced story about how these girls are exploited. But not sure if her "trying" to do that meant she was successful at achieving it. And nuance is lost on many of us, especially deeply dumb deplorables.

And to be honest.....yikes. A bit hard to justify, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 1109/10/2020

I don't see how it's any different from Toddlers and Tiaras, Honey MuuMuu and the other ten dozen TV shows that exploit and sexualize children.

by Anonymousreply 1209/10/2020

[quote]I understand the filmmaker was trying to tell a more nuanced story about how these girls are exploited. But not sure if her "trying" to do that meant she was successful at achieving it. And nuance is lost on many of us, especially deeply dumb deplorables.

Had this been promoted as an expose of pageants where little girls are sexualised and encouraged to behave provocatively there wouldn't have been much fuss, but the way it was pushed as empowering them, especially the brave Muslim girl, conflicted by traditional family values and her new friends.

Naturally a gay man with a misogynistic streak felt the need to criticise those outraged by the film, as well as the tasteless way it was promoted.

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by Anonymousreply 1309/10/2020

Here is one of the dances. Sorry, but this is gross.

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by Anonymousreply 1409/10/2020

It's like Dance Moms, but in French. Don't get sucked into the Q hole with this one.

by Anonymousreply 1509/10/2020

Those uptight American bitches need to take a chill pill. I haven't seen the movie, but I don't see nothing wrong with it. To further trigger prude Americans, Netflix should publish other risque French movies such as Murmur of the Heart, Pretty Baby or Les Valseuses. Make their heads explode!

I will forever side with the French when it comes to the (transgressive) nature of art. Fuck cultural American imperialism!

by Anonymousreply 1609/10/2020

But but but, it's boring!!! Lotsa cunty girls yelling at each other and their parents.

by Anonymousreply 1709/10/2020

R15 and R16 I haven't seen Dance Moms, but if it sexualizes children, it's also inexcusable. Opposing this sort of thing does not make one a prude or a QAnon believer. Adults who choreograph this crap for pre-teens should be called out. It's sickening and enables the normalization of pedophilia.

by Anonymousreply 1809/10/2020

I'd like to walk in on those hot little dames naked!

by Anonymousreply 1909/10/2020

Paging Larry Birkhead!

by Anonymousreply 2009/10/2020

I will direct the male version of this . It will be called " Squirt! "

by Anonymousreply 2109/12/2020

No intention of watching Cuties but I have the same sense of ewwwww as watching adults fawning over 11 year old Desmond.


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by Anonymousreply 2209/12/2020

I agree with R16. The pedophilia hysteria in the US has gotten so out of hand there's an entire terrorist organization brewing under our noses. And supported by Russian trolls, of course.

The film has a context.

by Anonymousreply 2309/12/2020

I wasn't even aware of this film until I saw an article about the controversy in the local media. Given the film won an award at Sundance I thought I give the film a look at it is rather ho-hum. It's nothing more than a coming-of-age drama clearly inspired by the females directors own childhood. Certainly, the dance routines, dress sense & some of the behaviour of 11 year girls in the film is a little confronting but the sad reality is that is it based on how some of them behave. There is nothing to be offended about the film overall and frankly the most offensive thing relating to the film is the reaction by people who have not seen the film.

If they hadn't raise a fuss it would have slipped onto Netflix without barely anybody noticing and watching it. I found the film started off well but sort of painted itself into a corner in some respects. But there is nothing here to be offended by unless people choose to be offended.

I haven't seen the trailer that Netflix used to 'sell' the film so I can't comment on that but as a stand alone film it is a pretty standard by the numbers coming of age drama.

Fun note: it steals a Margaret White line from Carrie 'Your a woman now'.

by Anonymousreply 2409/12/2020

"I don't see how it's any different from Toddlers and Tiaras, Honey MuuMuu and the other ten dozen TV shows that exploit and sexualize children. "

Yeah, I tuned into "Dance Moms" a few times, until I realized that the little girls on the show were taught nothing but a sexy Fosse-ish style, and sent out to perform in little bikinis. It was creepy enough to make me change the channel, so I have no idea who the audience was for these sexy 10-12 year old girl dancers.

by Anonymousreply 2509/12/2020

It's a French movie. The US should be thankful that they didn't do girl on girl as part of the self empowering arc as well.

by Anonymousreply 2609/12/2020

Oh they're just building up to their own WAP video. Not a prude, but this is a sad sign of the times.

by Anonymousreply 2709/12/2020

We are going back to the old Madonna/Whore dichotomy, the only difference being that society is now calling the whore option "empowering".

by Anonymousreply 2809/12/2020

If only they’d get as upset about organized religion as they did about boycotting Netflix

by Anonymousreply 2909/12/2020

[quote] We are going back to the old Madonna/Whore dichotomy, the only difference being that society is now calling the whore option "empowering".

You don't have to go that far back.

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by Anonymousreply 3009/12/2020

Curiously i read fantastic reviews of that show.

Anyway, sometimes wanting to catch the attention has undesirable consecuences. There was a lot of controversy in Spain with Patria (Homeland) HBO's artwork

by Anonymousreply 3109/12/2020

...isn't that the whole POINT of the film? To criticize how young girls in Western society feel the need to sexualize themselves?

In the clip at R14, the adults in the audience are looking on disapprovingly which shows that it wasn't something that was being encouraged or accepted inside the movie's world either.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Monday at 1:36 PM

LE who work in Vice widely condemn kiddie beauty pageants et al saying it triggers and strongly encourages pedophiles into thinking all little girls want sex with them. Not good.

R4, Statistically very few American women have not been molested at least once in their lives or at least sexually harassed in the extreme.

Netflix immediately was projected to lose 9,000,000,000 when Cuties was announced. Now they're trying to backtrack?

Surprised that the Muslim community and authorities have not widely condemned this film as it clearly encourages defiance rather than submission of young girls. It shows a child stealing rent and food money out of her mother's purse too.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Monday at 1:50 PM

Good Morning America and MichaelStrahan promoting an 11-year-old boy doing DRAG SHOWS

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by Anonymousreply 34Last Monday at 1:53 PM

R32 it’s like at the end of “Fame” when to show how she’s being exploited they have Irene Cara topless. Exploiting to show exploitation

by Anonymousreply 35Last Monday at 1:55 PM

More proof that America has lost its capacity for critical thought.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Monday at 2:05 PM

Please fuck off with the America-bashing, Boris r36.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Monday at 2:12 PM

Really weird that out of all the people who provide Netflix content it's the Obamas and the Sussex who get called out in the media.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Monday at 2:17 PM

And the drag version for those who missed it...

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by Anonymousreply 39Last Monday at 2:20 PM

Okay, I did a little research, and it seems the director's intent was to make a film that criticized both Western and Islamic attitudes towards women. She condems western society for sexualizing children, and shows that Islamic male domination makes women miserable, the film shows the central character's mother trying to cope with her husband taking a second wife, and she's forbidden to object even though it breaks her heart.

Sadly, the director seems to have missed the mark, and has made a film that is chiefly of interest to pedophiles, and pedo-hunters.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Monday at 4:10 PM

Why would you put a slutty cheerleader costume on a child?

by Anonymousreply 41Last Monday at 4:27 PM

Sick sad world

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Monday at 4:32 PM

Why don't you ask Mrs. Patsy,or the countless pageant frau moms out there, r41?

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 4:36 PM

What makes these people think a low budget French indie film has anything to do with "Hollywood"?

by Anonymousreply 44Last Monday at 4:38 PM

They are Qanon nutters. Hollywood is pedo central run by nefarious Jews and depraved homosexuals who are pedos and all conveniently are liberal or left leaning.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Monday at 4:41 PM

R42 "Cuties" is a foreign indie film and has nothing to do with Hollywood. Dumb meme.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Monday at 4:47 PM

R14, that is the only real dance in the film. There are some moves, but that section is the only real dance and it ends with the heroine running away to reclaim her childhood at the end.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Tuesday at 4:17 PM

R42 here's a better one

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by Anonymousreply 48Last Tuesday at 4:56 PM
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