The hashtag #CancelNetflix is trending on most of the social networks. Netflix viewers rallied heavily against the release of “Cuties” on Netflix. The movie is simply termed as adultification and sexualization of children or just child pornography.
The matter went so far that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has requested the Justice Department to look into Netflix and the makers of the film “Cuties” whether they violated any federal laws against child pornography. He also talked to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, for starting a criminal investigation.
Update: A Tyler County, Texas grand jury has been indicted Netflix on the criminal charge that alleges promoting “lewd visual material” of a child.
On August 20 2020, Netflix found itself on a close edge after using an inappropriate poster to promote its coming of age French movie, Cuties. The poster showcased teen girls posing in skimpy outfits, and this attracted criticism. While a French poster promoting the same film shows the girls running while laughing and holding shopping bags, the US version presented the girls wearing tiny shorts and crop tops. Netflix was forced to pull down the poster and apologize for the inappropriate artwork.
Cuties is a French comedy-drama movie for teens directed and written by Maïmouna Doucouré. The film premiered in several international films, including the Sundance Film festival in February 2020. The film was supposedly meant to make a theatrical release in France on April 1, 2020, but all that was called off due to France’s COVID 19 situation. After the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film festival, Netflix purchased the global rights to release the film on the leading entertainment platform.
Cuties Cast and Age
Cuties is made up of teen cast that is full of talent. There is no doubt, the great cast is the reason movie site reviewers have given the film good ratings. Amy, the chracter played by Fathia Youssouf is 11 years old. The average age of child artist is around 13 years old. The cast that is gracing the Cuties film include;
- Fathia Youssouf as Amy
- Médina El Aidi-Azouni playing Angelica
- Mbissine Therese Diop playing Ismael
- Maïmouna Gueye as Mariam
- Mamadou Samaké playing Samba
- Demba Diaw Esther Gohourou as Coumba
- Myriam Hamma as YasmineIlanah
- Cami-Goursolas as Jess
Cuties Expected Plot
We expect a great story from this teen comedy-drama. It would be great to determine how Amy gets to balance between her newly acquired lifestyle and her role in her family. Will she quit one in favor of the other? What of her mother, what is her reaction towards her daughter’s changed life. All this, we can indeed expect answers once the film is aired on Netflix.
Cuties will premieres on Netflix 9th September 2020. Till then, you can watch the Netflix trailer for Cuties here.
Cuties reflect on two different worlds where teen girls grow up. The free-spirited world led by carefree Angelica and her clique. Then there is the strict world of a Senegalese family comprised of Amy, her brother, and mother, Mariam. Cuties then explore the life of 11-year-old Amy living in France and waiting for her father to come back from Senegal. Amy and her family live in a poor neighborhood in Paris. Although her mother wants to bring her daughter up in traditional Senegalese values, Amy is rebellious and adventurous. Amy is soon fascinated by Angelica’s clique and their twerking dance, a version of an adult dance troupe. Soo, Amy becomes hard to control as she gets more aware of her burgeoning femininity.
Cuties release Date : When it will air on Netflix?
Maimouna, Cuties’ film director, took this film as a story of her life as a refugee girl. Many have been asking about its release date since most fans tend to relate to the storyline. The good news is Netflix has announced that the film will be released on September 9, 2020.
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