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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhEilDGjgEw

LOL. Turn that poop into wine

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Ahavati said:So apparently there is this huge controversy in regards to a film featuring adolescent girls on Netflix, Cuties. I just finished watching the film and have my own opinion, but am curious to know if anyone else has watched it, and what they think?

Cuties controversy sparks #CancelNetflix campaign

French film Mignonnes sparks 200,000 tweets calling for boycott of streaming service over claims the film sexualises its young stars

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/film/2020/sep/11/cuties-mignonnes-controversy-cancel-netflix-campaign


JohnnyBlaze said:

I just noticed the movie today while surfing. It didn't grab my attention as something I'd normally watch, but I'll give it a go. I read the controversy you linked, so I see that it is being interpreted in primarily two ways.


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Right, I think I saw it earlier this week; however, thought it was a flick for preteens; or, tweens, as they now call them. I read about the controversy a few days ago, but wanted to watch it first before posting anything.


The movie clearly is not encouraging the sexualization of children of any age.

It's a story about a young female convincing herself that she can acquire attention by mimicking what adult females are doing - to the point of using her body as a means of manipulating males. Despite how she dressed or flaunted her body parts and how well she danced, she evolved into an ugly monster. And came to this realization towards the very end of the movie.

The boycott seems to be gathering momentum from people who didn't pay attention to the movie, which is more an indichtment on modern society failing to set a better example for children.

It would be no different from a young girl coming into a poetry site like this and mimicking how some of the females draw attention to themselves with choice avatars, flirtatious language, and writings fixated on the sexual in order to maximize their following.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

The movie clearly is not encouraging the sexualization of children of any age.

It's a story about a young female convincing herself that she can acquire attention by mimicking what adult females are doing - to the point of using her body as a means of manipulating males. Despite how she dressed or flaunted her body parts and how well she danced, she evolved into an ugly monster. And came to this realization towards the very end of the movie.

The boycott seems to be gathering momentum from people who didn't pay attention to the movie, which is more an indichtment on modern society failing to set a better example for children.

It would be no different from a young girl coming into a poetry site like this and mimicking how some of the females draw attention to themselves with choice avatars, flirtatious language, and writings fixated on the sexual in order to maximize their following.


I agree the movie is not encouraging the sexualization of minors. I have personally observed, particularly from those ( boys and girls ) raised in a stringent, religious upbringing ( such as was this girl ), a rebellion from tradition in order to be accepted ( which is what this movie demonstrates ).

The end clearly demonstrates a return, and I don't know why Christians ( particularly ) aren't celebrating that, as in Proberbs 22:6, Train up a child in the way he should go and he will return unto it ( paraphrased ).

Is this not a clear demonstration of how God "won"? Or, is it because it's a different religion they seem to be ignoring that very real fact? People see according to their filters, which are based on their personal knowledge and experience. Perhaps it triggered many an unpleasant memory.


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To JB and Aha.......

Spot On, kids

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dkzksaxxas_DanielX said:To JB and Aha.......

Spot On, kids


I was actually taking notes through most of it.


Ahavati said:

I agree the movie is not encouraging the sexualization of minors. I have personally observed, particularly from those ( boys and girls ) raised in a stringent, religious upbringing ( such as was this girl ), a rebellion from tradition in order to be accepted ( which is what this movie demonstrates ).

The end clearly demonstrates a return, and I don't know why Christians ( particularly ) aren't celebrating that, as in Proberbs 22:6, Train up a child in the way he should go and he will return unto it ( paraphrased ).

Is this not a clear demonstration of how God "won"? Or, is it because it's a different religion they seem to be ignoring that very real fact? People see according to their filters, which are based on their personal knowledge and experience. Perhaps it triggered many an unpleasant memory.



Oh, it was crystal clear, but people only see what they fixate on, and tune out anything that disagrees with that. I'd bet many are convinced that Muslims were behind the creation of the movie exploiting the child actors into behaving that way against their will because of the perception Islam is a vehicle for misogyny and child sexual abuse; and then didn't finish watching the movie.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Oh, it was crystal clear, but people only see what they fixate on, and tune out anything that disagrees with that. I'd bet many are convinced that Muslims were behind the creation of the movie exploiting the child actors into behaving that way against their will because of the perception Islam is a vehicle for misogyny and child sexual abuse; and then didn't finish watching the movie.


I can agree with them not finishing the movie. . .citing it's too 'disgusting' for them. Any other response would indicate they watched 'child pornography'.

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I saw this "cancel" movement on twitter early last week and I didn't know anything about the show and now apparently there's another movement to boycott Netflix not just for the "Cuties" but also having Rice on the board of netflix director and Obama & Michelle signed up to produce series of shows.

I hope Netflix doesn't tank cause i'm waiting for the new seasons of "You", " Ozark", "OA" and "Sinner" but in the meantime I jumped over to Amazon Prime to watch "Mad Men" and now I can understand why it was critically acclaimed winning all kinds of awards, its that good!

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Layla said:I saw this "cancel" movement on twitter early last week and I didn't know anything about the show and now apparently there's another movement to boycott Netflix not just for the "Cuties" but also having Rice on the board of netflix director and Obama & Michelle signed up to produce series of shows.

I hope Netflix doesn't tank cause i'm waiting for the new seasons of "You", " Ozark", "OA" and "Sinner" but in the meantime I jumped over to Amazon Prime to watch "Mad Men" and now I can understand why it was critically acclaimed winning all kinds of awards, its that good!


Oh GOD I LOVED MADMEN! I had a FIT over it and begged Johnny to watch it! EVERYTHING is so authentic! Remember I lived the 60's and 70's! From the clothes to the cars to the hair! The bars in every office! The gormet spread at meetings reduced to a few sandwiches on a platter by the end! LOL~!

And the dry-cleaner's plastic bag! I won't say in case you haven't seen it yet!

It was all perfect. I noted every little thing. I cried like a baby at the ending! It's the BEST ending I have ever seen of a series!

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Ahavati said:

Oh GOD I LOVED MADMEN! I had a FIT over it and begged Johnny to watch it! EVERYTHING is so authentic! Remember I lived the 60's and 70's! From the clothes to the cars to the hair! The bars in every office! The gormet spread at meetings reduced to a few sandwiches on a platter by the end! LOL~!

And the dry-cleaner's plastic bag! I won't say in case you haven't seen it yet!

It was all perfect. I noted every little thing. I cried like a baby at the ending! It's the BEST ending I have ever seen of a series!


MADMEN spelled backwards is AWESOME.

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I'm still on season one so I have a ways to go but as you mentioned Ahavati, how the story is written to truly depict lifestyle of that era from the 'proper' looking housewives to how women were treated in the workforce and my god how they all smoke!!  jeez you'd think all their lungs are lit on fire lol
I guess for me I appreciate seeing on the screen cause when i lived in midwest i had an older neighbor who had been that proper housewife from 50s and 60s, never learning how to drive and the husband always drove her to the store otherwise she had to take the bus, how women all wore dresses back then.
She would tell me about cocktail hour everyday when her husband came home and she taught me how to make proper english Gin and Tonic lol  
I'm really enjoying this show and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not seen it, you really get absorbed how life was back then, class and sex distinction, the have's and have nots and the roles of men and women.

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Lovecraft country is a good show

kill bill- GOGO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPK_exKmdM

gogo is my favorite character...she even cries iconically

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Just watched a German film called 3.
Pretty interesting.

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I was pleasently surprised to discover recently that YouTube has stepped up in offering a lot of great movies to watch for free.  Back in the day, only less than good movies were offered but I've discovered few channels on there with fantastic movies.
Some of these channels do not display titles in order not to get flagged or pulled down by youtube, but if you look at the thumbprint or watch the first few min of a movie you will learn the title.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgRkhTL3_hImCAmdLfDE4g

https://www.youtube.com/c/Popcornflix/featured

https://www.youtube.com/user/cycle4ever/featured




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW-Dd0QSwG0

Here is one from the switchblade sisters. It's an ok movie. I love how bad this ending is.

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