Netflix Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate Artwork’ Sexualizing Children, Still Plans to Release Movie about 11-Year-Old Girls Twerking
Streaming video service Netflix has apologized for art work sexualizing children, but still plans to debut “Cuties” on their platform next month.
We're deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.
— Netflix (@netflix) August 20, 2020
“Cuties” is a movie about an 11-year-old girl who discovers her sexuality by joining a dance troupe of twerking underage girls. The movie appears to be propaganda designed to encourage young girls to sexualize themselves, distance themselves from family and traditional life, and become fodder for predators.
After Big League Politics and other outlets covered the movie’s upcoming release on Netflix, there was widespread backlash. Netflix’s latest announcement has done little if anything to quell the anger about the movie.
Artwork? I do not give a f**k what awards your pedo movie got. You cannot comment on whether or not your support pedophilia? pic.twitter.com/JhwXBR80SL
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) August 20, 2020
well you could….idk…..take off the film altogether and NOT show it!
— Ali @ XC2 & JJK (@UltimaHeart) August 20, 2020
a description won’t change the disturbing movie. #BoycottNetflix
— sudani summers (@theesudani) August 20, 2020
“Cuties” was written and directed by French-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré. She was inspired to write the film after watching one of these exploitative displays in real life.
“There were these girls on stage dressed in a really sexy fashion in short, transparent clothes,” Doucouré said. “They danced in a very sexually suggestive manner. There also happened to be a number of African mothers in the audience. I was transfixed, watching with a mixture of shock and admiration. I asked myself if these young girls understood what they were doing.”
“I came to understand that an existence on social networks was extremely important for these youngsters and that often they were trying to imitate the images they saw around them, in adverts or on the social networks,” she added. “The most important thing for them was to achieve as many ‘likes’ as possible.”
Doucouré said that she enjoyed working with young children throughout the shooting of the movie, getting them to twerk and show their bodies inappropriately to build her own professional stardom. She described the games she would play with the kids to get them to feel comfortable subjugating themselves.
“I tried to get to know each child and adapted my way of working to each of them as individuals. I never gave them the script but rather I would tell them the story as we went along, like you tell a story to a child,” she said.
“[Child actor Youssouf Abdillahi] started off as kitten, then became an adult cat and then a black panther,” Doucouré added. “It was a good technique, especially as we were not always shooting in sequence. I could say, ‘Yesterday, you were a black panther, today, you’re a kitten,’ and it worked.”
The trailer for “Cuties” can be seen here:
The entertainment industry is taking the mask off and brazenly targeting the souls of children. Even though awareness of secret pedophilia rings is at an all-time high, these Hollywood kooks still feel emboldened to warp children’s souls in broad daylight.