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Cuties (2020) Netflix Film Sparks Controversy

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Anyone else hear of this? Film was released on Netflix yesterday. 

Is the film truly sexualising young children, or is that merely part of the message?

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Yeah - we talked about in another thread. 

I don't know, but the ads look like something you wouldn't have blinked at a couple of years ago, but now it is viewed as disgusting. 

I don't know anything about it, only the ads surrounding it, and I do think they (Netflix) do slightly sexualize young kids in this show. 

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And a quick google search, and here are some shots that have people really upset about this film. 

cuties.jpg

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Think we need a sacrificial lamb to take one for the team to watch it and let us know what they think. 

I nominate @Tommy

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I saw some gifs of it on Twitter as #CancelNetflix was trending at number 1 in the UK for a bit yesterday. It's absolutely disgusting this, like properly, properly wrong. I shuddered.

I can see where they started with it, raising the issue of girls being overly sexualised at a young age. After that starting point though, it's absolutely incredible that this has made it through so many meetings and so much scrutiny of scripts and filming and choreography and then onto actual Netflix, without someone realising 'what the actual fuck are we doing?'

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6 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Think we need a sacrificial lamb to take one for the team to watch it and let us know what they think. 

I nominate @Tommy

@MUFC? Or maybe he already has?

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Plot twist: it's a honeypot to identify paedos :ph34r:

In all seriousness, I can't fathom why anyone would watch it otherwise. Those stills alone are repulsive and make me uncomfortable. 

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I thought it was people getting offended over nothing as usual but nah... this time it makes sense.

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7 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Think we need a sacrificial lamb to take one for the team to watch it and let us know what they think. 

I nominate @Tommy

I don't want anything to do with this pedo shit. 

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There are a whirlwind of arguments from the left that are stating the whole point of the film is to make you uncomfortable. The sexualisation of young children has been an issue for ages and this film tries to highlight it. 

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9 minutes ago, Cicero said:

There are a whirlwind of arguments from the left that are stating the whole point of the film is to make you uncomfortable. The sexualisation of young children has been an issue for ages and this film tries to highlight it. 

Okay, but who was really arguing against it? 
 

This is totally unnecessary and downright disgusting. I have no interest in seeing anything more after those stills above. Christ sake. 

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28 minutes ago, Cicero said:

There are a whirlwind of arguments from the left that are stating the whole point of the film is to make you uncomfortable. The sexualisation of young children has been an issue for ages and this film tries to highlight it. 

So provocative on purpose in order to shed light on a serious issue? 

Can't comment without having seen it, but even if that's what their intentions were, I am still appalled. They essentially sexualise child actresses and have them twerk on camera and whatnot for alleged "awareness". Child exploitation is still child exploitation, just because it's serving a purpose doesn't make it any less fucked up.

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Just read a description of it and got to a part where it said 'child nudity' and clicked off the page. Fucked up.

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Loved how they changed the show description from ' joins girls twerking group ' to free spirited dance group

 

 

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4 hours ago, Eco said:

And a quick google search, and here are some shots that have people really upset about this film. 

cuties.jpg

CutiesPhoto.png

 

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3 hours ago, Cicero said:

There are a whirlwind of arguments from the left that are stating the whole point of the film is to make you uncomfortable. The sexualisation of young children has been an issue for ages and this film tries to highlight it. 

I get the whole raising awareness thing but this is different. There are myriad examples of pieces of art including TV and film raising people's awareness about historical and present issues but these all involve actors and actresses pretending to be involved in organised crime, gang warfare, sexual abuse, same sex relationships, serious illness etc. 

The difference with this movie is that they're not raising awareness of child exploitation by getting actresses to pretend they're being exploited. They're raising awareness of child exploitation by exploiting children. It's like if they made 12 Years a Slave by actually enslaving a man for 12 years and making a documentary about it for Netflix.

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4 hours ago, Azeem said:

 

Wow. How does this stuff even get sanctioned?! What did the parents of these kids think when it was being produced/filmed? Surely there has to be some consent to it which is even more fucked up and weirdly ironic given what the film is allegedly trying to make people aware of. 

 

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8 hours ago, Stan said:

Wow. How does this stuff even get sanctioned?! What did the parents of these kids think when it was being produced/filmed? Surely there has to be some consent to it which is even more fucked up and weirdly ironic given what the film is allegedly trying to make people aware of. 

 

Like if you want to address child sexual exploitation you can do that without explicitly showing child sexuality itself. 

And I'm thinking they must have done these things in auditions and rehearsals as well before putting on the screen. Ewww

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Jeez, how were they allowed to film this movie? 

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Read the trends today and its bizarre that Netflix even allowed this to get beyond the "yeah you can have the funding to go make this movie and bring it to our platform". Someone there must have thought this would be a good idea and that someone must have lots of power over everyone that had to oversee it in the process because the concept behind it, whatever good intentions it may have, does not belong on any platform.

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Saw the advert and from that it looks fucked up, but from people who have watched apparently the message is that kids are being sexualised rather than the film trying to sexualise them

But I’ve not seen it

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That's like teaching kids to not to swear by saying whoever the fuck will swear will get detention 

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Like trying to send the message ‘animal abuse is bad’ whilst at the same time make a film where people are physically hurting their pets. 
 

We intentionally abused this dog so you realise it’s bad. 

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9 hours ago, Danny said:

Saw the advert and from that it looks fucked up, but from people who have watched apparently the message is that kids are being sexualised rather than the film trying to sexualise them

But I’ve not seen it

Doesn't make sense though. In making the film, they've done exactly what they've said not to do...

'Kids shouldn't be sexualised but we'll make a film that sexualises them so that other people don't sexualise them'.

Counter-intuitive & counter-productive. 

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33 minutes ago, Stan said:

Doesn't make sense though. In making the film, they've done exactly what they've said not to do...

'Kids shouldn't be sexualised but we'll make a film that sexualises them so that other people don't sexualise them'.

Counter-intuitive & counter-productive. 

Thought it might have been a doc

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I don't think there's anything intrinsically wrong with wanting to look at the theme of how kids deal with hyper-sexualised mass culture, but if I wanted it done with moderation and taste I wouldn't look at French cinema. 

They seem to want to take things a slight bit too far. The difference is that people will turn off a film with 30 minute lesbian sex scenes, or a CGI foetus being tore out of a womb, and forget about it. 

But actual kids being involved hits peoples' sensibilities completely differently. 

 

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