Netflix defended the newly released “Cuties” in a Thursday evening statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation, calling the film “powerful” and “award-winning.”
“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” a Netflix spokeswoman told the DCNF late Thursday.
“It’s an award-winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up — and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”
The statement comes after the film ignited furor on social media over its representations of young girls participating in suggestive dancing.
“Cuties” not only includes many close-up shots of little girl’s crotches and buttocks, but the film also links young girls to pornography, and includes discussions of sexual acts, a child photographing her genitalia and more, a review by the DCNF found.
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