The hashtag CancelNetflix began to trend worldwide after the movie company premiered “Cuties” on Wednesday 9 September.
However, the French film “Cuties” is about one young Senegalese girl in Paris who joined one “free-spirited dance clique” to escape family pressure.
In the movie, the producer showcased young girls dancing in a phony manner, critics described as provocative.
But some viewers slammed Netflix for allegedly portraying children in a sexualized manner and promoting nudity among children.
So, here are 8 things you should know about the controversial movie, ‘Cuties’ on Netflix
1. Who wrote Cuties?
Cuties which means ‘Mignonnes’ in French is a 2020 French coming-of-age comedy-drama film. To clarify, French-Senegalese Maïmouna Doucouré wrote and directed it.
2. What’s it about?
The plot, therefore, centres around a traditional Senegalese Muslim girl who found herself at crossroads between traditional values and Internet culture.
3. Who’s the lead character?
Eleven-year-old immigrant girl Amy, who came from Senegal, lived with her mother Mariam in one of Paris poorest neighbourhoods inside an apartment with her two younger brothers.
4. How did Amy join the ‘Cuties’?
As she waited for her father to rejoin the family from Senegal, things turned around for Amy. Consequently, she followed her disobedient neighbour Angelica, and her twerking dance team called ‘Cuties’.
5. What’s more to Cuties?
Meanwhile, cuties is an adult-style dance troupe. The way of the troupe also does not conform to the characteristics of Mariam’s religious customs, values and traditions.
6. Who are the stars of the film?
Stars of the film are Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas and Maïmouna Gueye.
7. When did the producers release the movie?
The producers released the ‘Cuties’ in France on 19 August 2020 and internationally on 9 September 2020 via Netflix.
8. How have movie enthusiasts received the film?
Viewers of ‘Cuties’ are disappointed that Netflix could show movies that encouraged ‘Paedophile actions’.
Some of them even began to block there Netflix account to protest.