CUTIES, Did We watch the SAME Film?

2020…sucks? There are covid-19 scares, lockdowns, voting scandals, and now NETFLIX. The one thing that was supposed to present all sides and be unbiased without an agenda, but just to show you movies, has been scrutinized. Has been crucified? Should I say, accused of something it has never done? To my visitors, you will be seeing this into sections of the website because it is indeed an editorial and movie review.

The movie has been unfairly criticized for sexualizing young girls, but has any of the naysayers watched this film? I have been combing through endless youtube rants and not one, so far, said they have watched the movie. If this fact is true, then everyone needs to be careful who they get their information from. For example, if you have never driven a car, then how can you say it is bad? Or better yet, if you have never lived in another country, how could you say it is dangerous? By not watching the film and forming an opinion about it, you are doing the same thing. You are judging without evidence.

Background

Maïmouna Doucouré directs her feature film debut with the release of Cuties. She was born in 1985 to born and raised in Paris to parents of Senegalese origin and graduated license in Biology from the prestigious Pierre and Marie Curie University . She wrote and directed this movie. It is not to say it is with its rough and hard watch moments. The film stars Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas, and Maïmouna Gueye The plot revolves around a Senegalese-French girl with a traditional Muslim upbringing who is caught between traditional values and Internet culture.

What people have to say?

Young girls learn these tropes from what is popular on social media!
Outraged over the film has called for canceling Netflix. As reported in the NYpost the original summary stated “Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. Hoping to join them, she starts to explore her femininity, defying her family’s traditions (Dellatto, 2020). Geeks + Gamers posted a 7-minute rant about how disgusting and anyone that enjoyed the movie should go “F” themselves; but the question should be raised to any of the critics is, “Did you watch the movie?”

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