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 company’s co-CEOs, Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos, had been named within the indictment.
“Cuties is a social commentary towards the sexualization of younger youngsters,” Netflix advised Reuters in a press release. “This cost is with out benefit and we stand by the movie.” The French film is about an 11-year-old Muslim woman who, in line with Netflix, “begins to insurgent towards her conservative household’s traditions when she turns into fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”
Even earlier than Cuties began streaming on September ninth, Netflix acquired blowback over a promotional poster that allegedly sexualized younger ladies. The corporate apologized for the “inappropriate” imagery and mentioned 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 received an award at Sundance. We’ve now up to date the photographs and outline.
— Netflix (@netflix) August 20, 2020
Cuties received an award on the Sundance Movie Pageant, the place it premiered in January. The movie’s director, Maïmouna Doucouré, advised Deadline final month that she has acquired assaults on her character from “individuals who had not seen the movie, who thought I used to be really making a movie that was apologetic about hypersexualiation of youngsters.” She additionally claims to have acquired demise threats.
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