Netflix Defends New Film ‘Cuties’ Despite Sexual Exploitation Of Young Girls

Netflix is defending its new film “Cuties” amid criticism that it is sexually exploitative of young girls.

As Twitchy reports, the film is “pretty clearly pedophile catnip” as it shows very young girls in a number of compromising positions and has camera shots of the girls in little or no clothing.

According to the platform, however, the film offers “social commentary against the sexualization of young children.”

So it is a sexually exploitative film to show how bad sexual exploitation is?

A Netflix spokesperson also called the French film “award-winning” and “a powerful story.”

Their full statement is below:

Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. It’s an award-winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up – and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.

“If that’s the case, then we can only assume that Netflix hasn’t watched the movie. Because it’s pretty obvious that in continuing to pimp this abomination, they don’t care about the sexualization of young children,” Twitchy adds.

Twitchy also reports the “jaw-droppingly tone-deaf defense” did not bode well on social media.

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Here’s how some people responded to Netflix’s comments:

The film is also reportedly in violation of Netflix’s own rules not to have childhood pornography on its platform.

“Cuties” may also have violated U.S. law against the showing and dissemination of pornographic images involving children, BizPac Review reports:

A Texas representative said Thursday he has asked the state’s attorney general to investigate whether streaming service Netflix violated any laws against child exploitation and child pornography following its release of the highly controversial film “Cuties.”

Schaefer’s request comes amid growing outrage over the French-made film for it’s highly sexualized portrayal of ‘tweener’-aged girls who portray a dance troupe in which they twerk and appear to touch their private parts, among other things, while performing.

Last month, Netflix came under fire immediately after releasing a trailer for the film, as well as sexually suggestive artwork, as critics blasted the movie for appearing to overtly sexualize children.