Telegraph Reviewer Defends Netflix's Cuties Against 'An Age Terrified of Child Sexuality'

Telegraph Reviewer Defends Netflix's Cuties Against 'An Age Terrified of Child Sexuality'


The notionally conservative Telegraph has published a review defending Netflix’s Cuties against “an age terrified of child sexuality”.

The review of the controversial piece — Cuties, Netflix review: a provocative powder-keg for an age terrified of child sexuality — was penned by Tim Robey, one of the newspaper’s regularly published film critics.

While writers often do not pen their own headlines, Robey cannot resort to this time-worn excuse, with the contentious phrase being lifted directly from his copy: “This is powder-keg provocation in an age so terrified of child sexuality,” he writes, in reference to the lead character “acting out because of her father’s betrayal, and unwilling to follow her mother – who’s secretly devastated – down the path of demure submission to the patriarchy.”

Whether there ever was an age when people were not “terrified” by “child sexuality” — and whether such an age would be considered anything less than irretrievably

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