I’m not even gonna show the movie posters here for obvious reasons. So the hashtag #CancelNetflix was trending not too long ago and if you didn’t know what happen, then here’s why it was trending.
It all started with a movie poster. The movie in question is “Cuties”. The original poster showed 4 young girls age 11 running around with shopping bags and wearing underwear over their clothing. This may look like the usual coming-of-age kinda movie, I think. I don’t know.
The Netflix version of the poster however showed the same young girls posing in a very provocative manner during their dance contest and wow were people angry at this. It was very uncomfortable to see them in those positions too. Even the description for the plot left people speechless. Netflix then apologised and changed the poster and description for the movie to make it more “innocent”.
What is the movie about? Well, according to the now edited Netflix description, “11-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.” From that description alone, it sounds okay-ish. Sort of.
But now comes the real drama after the movie released. Cuties premiered on September 3 and thus the #CancelNetflix was born. So according to the director of Cuties, the movie is meant to criticise the hyper-sexualisation of young girls in movies…by apparently hyper-sexualising these young girls in the movie. Sure Jan. Can someone make this make sense? Anyone?
There were a lot of very inappropriate and uncomfortable scenes on how they depict these children. It’s basically straight up look like child pornography. I really want to include a lot of tweets of netizens being angry about the movie but some of them posted screenshots of the movie and I don’t want those on here so I will include these tweets instead
tw / pedophillia & exploitation of minors
found this review on FB about that new netflix movie cuties. if you’re still trying to defend it, take a read of this and then try to justify the movie. i am disgusted pic.twitter.com/iPgIchbKcX
— yasmin (@COSMlCVALKYRIE) September 15, 2020
My husband wanted to cancel @netflix because of Cuties. I don't like passing judgement based on the opinions of others. So, I said, "Let me just watch it…"
Okay. We can cancel Netflix. 😶#CancelNetflx pic.twitter.com/hLKEGlDC88
— Jessica 🌻 (@AJessyBot) September 15, 2020
So there you have it. If you want to know more about this movie, you can either watch it yourself (why?) or read tones of threads on Twitter that will tell you everything that’s wrong with the movie. Or you can watch this YouTuber, Shoe0nHead who has seen the movie so you don’t have to.
What do you think of the controversy surrounding Cuties? Are you aware of this? Share us your thoughts.