San Francisco, August 22
Netflix has apologised for the fabric it used to advertise the controversial French movie, “Cuties” after 1000’s of individuals signed a petition demanding the removing of the film from the streaming platform.
Directed by Maimouna Doucoure, the film is about an 11-year-old who hopes to hitch a dance crew.
The petition at Change.org which has now amassed over 225,000 signatures alleges that the film is “disgusting” because it “sexualizes” an 11-year-old for the “viewing pleasure of paedophiles”.
The petition is accompanied by a screenshot of the unique plot abstract of the film which launched the central character as Amy, “who becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew” and “starts to explore her femininity”.
The film was initially titled “Mignonnes”.
“We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for ‘Mignonnes/Cuties’,” Netflix mentioned in an announcement this week.
“It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.”
While Netflix has apologised for its promotional supplies, there are not any plans to take away the movie, which is scheduled for a worldwide debut on September 9, The Los Angeles Times reported.
In a latest interview with Cineuropa, the director of the movie revealed that “Cuties” is partly primarily based on her personal experiences of rising up. IANS