Date: October 06, 2020
“Netflix’s troubles regarding the French-Senegalese film Cuties isn’t quite over. The streaming giant was hit with an indictment in Texas over the movie’s alleged promotion of the sexual exploitation of minors.
Representative Matt Schaefer shared the indictment Tuesday on Twitter. “Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege,” he wrote.
A Netflix spokesperson responded to the indictment in a statement to Newsweek: “Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. This charge is without merit and we stand by the film.”
The film, directed by Sundance winner Maïmouna Doucouré, follows an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant named Amy living in Paris who joins an adolescent dance group, The Cuties, in her attempts to determine her identity in her new world. A coming of age journey of sorts, Amy essentially emulates the sexualized behavior typically portrayed by women in Western societies as a means to fit in and performs dance routines with her peers that imitate the older, sexually uninhibited women they are trying to emulate.”
Here we have a brand new example, of an effort to classify otherwise legal content as “child pornography”.
This is what they do…they keep expanding what they call “child pornography”, in order to ensnare a wider range of people.
I have not seen “Cuties” yet…but I will watch it, if I ever get the chance to.
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