Netflix accused of promoting 'Cuties' sexualizing 11-year old young girls

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Summary generated on August 20, 2020

    Netflix is immensely promoting an award-winning film, "Cuties," which narrates as "a coming-of-age tale" from the streaming platform.

    People across the world are expressing indignation concerning the plot of the movie that sexualizes young girls, and a petition has been filed in an effort to have it removed from Netflix.

    On Tuesday, Netflix announced that "Cuties" would be making its entry in the platform, sharing the French language film's trailer on Twitter.

    The advertisement reads: "Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. Hoping to join them, she starts to explore her femininity, defying her family's traditions."

    Eleven-year-old Amy lives with her mom, Mariam, and younger brother, awaiting her father to rejoin the family from Senegal.

    Amy is fascinated by disobedient neighbor Angelica's free-spirited dance clique, a group that stands in sharp contrast to stoic Mariam's deeply held traditional values.

    Undeterred by the girls' initial brutal dismissal and eager to escape her family's simmering dysfunction, Amy, through an ignited awareness of her burgeoning femininity, propels the group to enthusiastically embrace an increasingly sensual dance routine, sparking the girls' hope to twerk their way to stardom at a local dance contest.

    Even before its release on the platform, the international film has emitted sparks of international outrage.

    The movie poster released to promote the film ignited further wrath.

    It shows the 11-year-old lead character kneeling down with her legs spread, and a co-star portraying provocative dance sequences in the background.

    All four girls in the picture are sporting dance outfits with crop-tops exposing their midriffs along with bottoms and knee pads similar to a volleyball player's uniform.

    A petition was also launched, calling for removing "Cuties" from Netflix.

    As of this writing, more than 6,700 people had signed the petition.

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