Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for selling materials in Cuties movie which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic space of a clothed or partially clothed baby who was youthful than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient curiosity in intercourse #Cuties #txlege pic.twitter.com/UJ1hY8XJ2l
— Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) October 6, 2020
The cost is a state felony. Netflix has been served with a summons, although an arraingment date hasn’t been set. The corporate’s co-CEOs, Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos, had been named within the indictment.
“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” Netflix informed Reuters in an announcement. “This charge is without merit and we stand by the film.” The French film is about an 11-year-old Muslim woman who, in accordance with Netflix, “starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”
Even earlier than Cuties began streaming on September ninth, Netflix obtained blowback over a promotional poster that allegedly sexualized younger women. The corporate apologized for the “inappropriate” imagery and stated it wasn’t consultant of the movie. Turkey, in the meantime, instructed Netflix to dam entry to Cuties within the nation.
We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate paintings that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it consultant of this French movie which gained an award at Sundance. We’ve now up to date the images and outline.
— Netflix (@netflix) August 20, 2020
Cuties gained an award on the Sundance Movie Competition, the place it premiered in January. The movie’s director, Maïmouna Doucouré, informed Deadline final month that she has obtained assaults on her character from “people who had not seen the film, who thought I was actually making a film that was apologetic about hypersexualiation of children.” She additionally claims to have obtained demise threats.