In line with Netflix’s web site, Cuties—which is rated TV-MA—is about an 11-year-old named Amy, who “begins to insurgent towards her conservative household’s traditions when she turns into fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”
The movie debuted in January on the Sundance Movie Pageant, the place it obtained the world cinema dramatic directing honor. Nonetheless, it proceeded to receive backlash after it was marketed by Netflix in August. As an example, the firm obtained criticism for a poster and since-deleted description used to advertise the movie. In line with NBC News, critics claimed the film and advertising and marketing supplies sexualized the younger ladies. Netflix later issued an apology.
“We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate paintings that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties,” it acknowledged on the time. “It was not OK, nor was it consultant of this French movie which received an award at Sundance. We have now up to date the photographs and outline.”
Author and director Maïmouna Doucouré has additionally stood by the movie. “That is why I made Cuties: to start out a debate concerning the sexualization of youngsters in society at this time in order that possibly —simply possibly— politicians, artists, dad and mom and educators may work collectively to make a change that may profit kids for generations to come back,” she wrote in a part of a bit for The Washington Post. “It is my sincerest hope that this dialog does not grow to be so tough that it too will get caught up in at this time’s ‘cancel tradition.'”