Netflix, Inc. has been indicted by a grand jury in Tyler County, Texas over the highly controversial movie called “Cuties”. The grand jury found that Netflix may have violated section 43.262 of the Texas Penal Code. The code violation is defined as “Promotion of Lewd Visual Material Depicting Child.” Netflix vehemently denies the allegations, saying that “Cuties” is a film that speaks against the exploitation of children. However, just one human glance at a few scenes of the movie proves Netflix completely wrong.
“Cuties” made it’s first appearance on the radar of an international audience after an uproar over it’s Netflix release. Little girls as young as eleven years old are dressed in extremely age-inappropriate attire engaging in age-inappropriate acts. There is even a trigger warning on IMDB that warns of partial minor nudity of the breasts. If the movie is not illegal then it is most certainly questionable. So the Tyler County, Texas indictment should not be much of a surprise (although it probably is).
“Cuties” is a French movie that Netflix purchased to show all over the world, including the United States. The creator of “Cuties,” Maïmouna Doucouré, says that she was inspired to create the movie after watching very young girls perform on stage in hyper-sexualized ways. She noticed that most of them were children of immigrants to France. Most of the girls’ mothers had some type of head-covering or head-wrap on. Which could mean that the mothers are Islamic or from a region with Islamic influence.
Both Netflix and Maïmouna Doucouré say that the movie is anti-child exploitation. The issue is that the very thing “Cuties” is supposed to be against is exactly what is shown in the movie. The latter opinion is shared by Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin. In a statement, Babin says that the content of the movie is probable cause to prosecute based on a violation of the Texas Penal Code.
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Netflix Indicted in Texas Over ‘Cuties’ Movie’s ‘Prurient Interest in Sex’