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
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.
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.