Thursday, October 8, 2020

Cuties

 I have not seen it.  Its notoriety is pretty substantial.  10/7/20 Fox News:

Netflix has been indicted on a criminal charge that alleges the streaming giant promotes “lewd visual material” of a child.

The lawsuit centers on the release of the French film “Cuties” that has been mired by controversy since its release last month.

A Tyler County, Texas grand jury moved to return an indictment against Netflix on Sept. 23, Fox News confirmed on Tuesday via court documents.

The complaint alleges Netflix “knowingly” promoted visual material which “depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the visual material was created, which appeals to the prurient interest in sex, and has no serious, literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”...

The media giant doubled down on Tuesday. "Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” a spokesperson for Netflix told Fox News. “This charge is without merit and we stand by the film."

Yes, if you made a film that showed child molesters raping children, you could call it that, but it would not change its prurient appeal.  Wasn't that Guccione's argument for his movie of Caligula, serious history with unsimulated sex scenes?


 

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

In College I took a public speaking class. After one of the students gave a speech on his foray into adult films, another student commented on the fact that the technique for getting past the censors was to have all sorts of sex acts with the actress, and at the end she says, "But what I did was WRONG!"
Exploiting prepubescent girls and creating kiddie porn with them in the name of making critical commentary on the exploitation of prepubescent girls and making kiddie porn with them is, as you imply, still a lewd movie.