Just when you considered 2020 couldn’t perhaps get any weirder. Netflix has been indicted… indeed indicted… by a grand jury in Tyler Co., Texas, for its involvement in the French-Senegalese film “Cuties,” which had occur below assault in some circles for allegedly sexualizing pre-teen women.
Rep. Matt Schaefer shared the indictment Tuesday on Twitter. “Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for selling materials in “Cuties” film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partly clothed little one who was more youthful than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege,” he wrote.
The movie has develop into the concentrate on of outrage from members of Congress, together with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and others on-line contacting for subscribers to #CancelNetflix.
Written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, “Cuties” is about an 11-yr-previous Senegalese immigrant named Amy (Fathia Youssouf) who is residing in an impoverished Paris suburb with her observant Muslim spouse and children. She turns into fascinated with a clique of rebellious girls at her middle school who choreograph dance routines and put on crop tops and heels. They communicate about Kim Kardashian and meal plans, observe “twerking” and giggle about boys and intercourse-associated matters that they really don’t nevertheless realize.
Netflix obtained “Cuties” out of the Sundance Movie Competition before this year in which it was favorably reviewed and gained an award for its path.
Netflix experienced formerly apologized about some of the promotional content for the movie, but reported the film by itself stands on its personal deserves. “It’s an award-winning movie and a potent story about the force youthful women experience on social media and from modern society additional generally escalating up — and we’d stimulate any person who cares about these significant troubles to enjoy the movie,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.
Netflix did not react for remark with regards to the indictment.