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Netflix Movie “Cuties” Causes Outrage for Promo Poster that ‘Sexualizes’ Children

The release of a new Netflix movie titled Cuties has ignited a raging public controversy, with many accusing the film of sexualizing its child actors. The streaming giant has faced widespread backlash over the film’s promotional poster, which features 11-year-old children wearing revealing dance apparel while striking sexualized poses such as squatting and kneeling.

Originally titled Mignonnes in French, Cuties is described as a “coming of age” movie. The trailer follows a familiar narrative for this genre, depicting a young girl named Amy who moves to a new area and struggles to fit in. The film explores her conflicts with conservative family members who disapprove of her new friends and interests, ultimately leading her to join a dance group.

Maïmouna Doucouré, the writer and director of Cuties, received a directing award at the renowned 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The movie portrays Amy, an 11-year-old girl seeking refuge from a dysfunctional family by joining a free-spirited dance clique called “Cuties,” where she discovers her self-confidence through dance.

Despite the public outcry, Netflix has not provided any response or comment regarding the nature of the poster advertisements when media outlets reached out for clarification.

As of now, a petition urging Netflix to remove Cuties from its platform has garnered over 660,000 signatures. The petition creator expressed their disgust, stating, “This movie/show is disgusting as it sexualizes an ELEVEN-year-old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children! There is no need for this kind of content in that age group, especially when sex trafficking and pedophilia are so rampant! There is no excuse; this is dangerous content!”

The controversial Netflix poster and movie have sparked intense discussions on Twitter, where countless individuals have voiced their deep disgust towards the promotional material. Many have pointed out that the French version of the poster showcases the cast happily strolling along a street, swinging shopping bags, and wearing non-revealing clothing.

If you would like to support the petition, please click the link: HERE.

Kyle James Lee

Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I studied in college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Web Design and Development, Video Production, Social Media, and eCommerce.

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