Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting supplies in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic house of a clothed or partially clothed toddler 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 fee is a state felony. Netflix has been served with a summons, though an arraingment date hasn’t been set. The company’s co-CEOs, Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos, had been named throughout the indictment.
“Cuties is a social commentary in opposition to the sexualization of youthful children,” Netflix suggested Reuters in an announcement. “This price is with out benefit and we stand by the film.” The French movie is about an 11-year-old Muslim girl who, in accordance with Netflix, “begins to rebel in opposition to her conservative family’s traditions when she turns into fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”
Even sooner than Cuties started streaming on September ninth, Netflix acquired blowback over a promotional poster that allegedly sexualized youthful girls. The company apologized for the “inappropriate” imagery and talked about it wasn’t advisor of the film. Turkey, within the meantime, instructed Netflix to dam entry to Cuties throughout the nation.
We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate work that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it advisor of this French film which acquired an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.
— Netflix (@netflix) August 20, 2020
Cuties acquired an award on the Sundance Film Pageant, the place it premiered in January. The film’s director, Maïmouna Doucouré, suggested Deadline remaining month that she has acquired 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 moreover claims to have acquired demise threats.