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CUTIES Netflix Review | Not A Bad Movie After All

Finished watching CUTIES on Netflix and I see nothing offensive with it. It opens up something that we commonly ignore and is experience by many young people. It explores the pressure poised by family, peers, school, the society and even religion on young people. In the end the lesson is simple kids should be kids and enjoy life playing and having fun, do not rush yourself to be grown ups or to be like your idols. 

Judging by the Wrong Context

I do not see sexualization in this movie. As for the poster of Netflix it was done clearly for marketing because most people would ignore a movie unless.it is done by popular movie producers, popular actors or the poster is eye catching.

The issue on this is exaggerated and is a result of the very problem this movie is trying to resolve. We should recognize the problem in order to solve it. Malice is made by those who see it and if you see the movie as sexual and malicious then ask yourself why do you see it that way.

Honestly there is nothing wrong with this movie. So what's with all the #CacelNetflix? Its a bite of reality that we ignore. 

#CancelNetflix is Overboard

I believe that the #CancenNetflix campaign is way overboard.  Posters, videos and other materials of the movie Cuties are posted without proper context.  When you post them as is and you will not watch the movie then you will have the wrong impression about the movie.  It is better to watch it and see for yourself than just join the bandwagon.

Why the poster change? Which of the two posters do you think will drive people to watch the movie and discover its message?  I am analyzing that if Netflix used the original people will just ignore it as a movie for kids but with the Netflix poster people will watch and get curious.  This is how our brains work especially adults. 

The result was my movie "Mignonnes," or "Cuties" in English. I wanted to make a film in the hope of starting a conversation about the sexualization of children. The movie has certainly started a debate, though not the one that I intended. - Maïmouna Doucouré, Director
The stories that the girls I spoke to shared with me were remarkably similar. They saw that the sexier a woman is on Instagram or TikTok, the more likes she gets. They tried to imitate that sexuality in the belief that it would make them more popular. Spend an hour on social media and you'll see preteens — often in makeup — pouting their lips and strutting their stuff as if they were grown women. The problem, of course, is that they are not women, and they don't realize what they are doing. They construct their self-esteem based on social media likes and the number of followers they have.
If you want to know more about what the Director of the movie has to say then read, "I directed ‘Cuties.’ This is what you need to know about modern girlhood."

Most people judge by first glance and fails to see the reality just in front of them.  This is the reality that we have and a reality which we must be responsible for.  TikTok for example is allowing pre-teens to post in lewd behavior and they are doing nothing about it while people enjoy their content.

So who is better to Cancel, is it Netflix or Tiktok or Social Media?

Cuties Plot and Details

Cuties' original title is MIGNONNES since it is a French movie.  It is also a coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by French-Senegalese Maïmouna Doucouré in her feature directorial debut. The film stars Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas and Maïmouna Gueye. The plot revolves around a French-Senegalese girl with a traditional Muslim upbringing who is caught between traditional values and Internet culture. According to the filmmakers, the film is intended to criticise the hypersexualisation of pre-adolescent girls.


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