NOT SO CUTE: Netflix Indicted for “Cuties” Film

Texas is saying “no” to Netflix.

Netflix has been indicted by a Texas grand jury relating to their controversial French film “Cuties.”

Netflix allegedly promoted “lewd visual material of a child.”  The indictment charges that Netflix did “knowingly promote visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the visual material was created, which appeals to the prurient interest in sex, and has no serious, literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”

“Cuties” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and follows the story of an 11-year-old Muslim girl living in Paris who joins a dance crew.  Critics have since panned the film, claiming it exploits and sexualizes children.

A Netflix spokesperson stated: “Cuties” is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children.  This charge is without merit and we stand by the film.”

Did you watch the film? What did you think of its material?


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