Netflix's 'Cuties' becomes target of politicized backlash
September 13, 2020
The backlash to the French independent film "Mignonnes," or "Cuties," started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. But the spotlight has only intensified since the film became available on Netflix last week and it has become the target of heightened politicized outrage from members of Congress, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and others online calling for subscribers to #CancelNetflix.
At the heart of the backlash is the idea that "Cuties" is dangerously and irresponsibly sexualizing pre-teen g...