I know it’s a mistake to review a movie I’ve never seen, so I won’t. But I will review a 30-second clip of the movie “Cuties” that’s been making the rounds. This is the most-watched, most-controversial film currently streaming on Netflix. It’s a pedophile’s dream come true. At least the clip I saw.
For 30 long seconds I watched a dance troop of bikini-clad 11-year-old girls — children — engage in a provocative dance far more outrageous than the twerking you might see at a Super Bowl half time show.
A video like this, sold over the dark web, would be labeled child pornography. IMO. I have no experience with soft or hard core porn. What I have had experience with, however, is listening to adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Enough to recognize exploitation when I see it.
In most states in the USA, the sexualizing of a child and filming it for sale is a felony. This movie was made in France. So I guess it’s legal to make it available to anyone — regardless of age or status on the Sex Offender Registry.
Who took these innocents and taught them to use their young bodies in such a seductive way? Is anyone looking out for the welfare of these children?
The producer of this movie is guilty of using them for monetary gain, with no thought of how it might harm them.
The director is guilty of teaching these children to portray sex objects.
The girls’ parents are at worst exploitive, and at best clueless. They should make themselves aware of how predators groom their victims. Especially in the entertainment industry.
Netflix should be ashamed.
Netflix stock has fallen and they’ve lost a bazillion subscribers, but they have not pulled this film from their site. This atrocity is being defended by its makers, and some groups in the USA, as telling a story that needs to be heard (sexual exploitation of young girls). Their defense: “(This film) is a powerful exploration of the way young girls are . . . encouraged to perform for the male gaze.”
Excuse me? Isn’t this what you just did? You taught these girls to bump and grind to attract lecherous attention? Are these graphic clips really necessary to tell your story?
Would you document the issues around animal cruelty with a film showing puppies being tortured?
The defense of this film is helping to create a whole new ME TOO movement — years from now when these girls come forward to tell their stories.
If this movie were banned and not another person watched it, the damage has been done. These children were abused.
Not so cute now, is it?