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Controversial movie ‘cuties’ causes uproar on social media.

Cuties Director Maimouna Doucouré: I Share 'Same Fight' as My Critics -  Variety

#cancel Netflix is a petition that has over 140 thousand signatures in the move to cancel or get people to unsubscribe from it due to the controversial movie ‘MIGNONNES’ or ‘CUTIES’, whose posters caused uproar as thousands termed the movie as pedophilic and motivating the hype of hypersexualization of preadolescent girls.see below picture of the original film poster with that of Netflix..

The selling of the celebratory dance film poster of Netflix with the light hearted theme of the original poster.

The film which is directed by a French Senegalese Black woman who pulls from her own experiences as an immigrant and comments on the hypersexualization of preadolescent girls.

In her defense the Film director

Netflix Apologizes For Inappropriate Marketing Of French Film 'Cuties'

said,” The day I saw, at a neighborhood party, a group of young girls aged around 11 years old, going up on stage and dancing in a very sensual way while wearing very revealing clothes. I was rather shocked and I wondered if they were aware of the image of sexual availability that they were project in. In the audience, there were also more traditional mothers, some of them wearing veils: it was a real culture shock. I was stunned and I thought back to my own childhood, because I’ve often asked myself questions about my own femininity, about evolving between two cultures, about my Senegalese culture which comes from my parents and my western culture,”

This all done and said, still many have not been swayed from the thought of the movie being exploitive no matter which way you approach such subject matters.

Maimouna Douccoure still receives a great deal of hate, which as happens to have won the Jury award when premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

On its defense NETFLIX has since tweeted an apologetic Tweet saying, “Were deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not Ok, nor was it representative of this French Film which won an award at Sundance Festival. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.”

Many argue and flocked to Twitter to weigh in their thought and the controversy surrounding the film and that the apology did not seem apologetic at all and did not understand why the uproar was all about.

(Description of the film/what the film entails…down below)

Douccoure argues that the film weighs in in what means to be an adolescent girl in the age of TIKTOK an INSTAGRAM, where people live for the likes which has become the currency of self-esteem. Like what she saw in her neighborhood, Amy, {Lead actress} is unimpressed by the traditional path for women laid out by the matriarchs in her Family.

As her strict Grant-Aunt tries to groom her to become a wife and mother, Amy watches her own mother struggle to hide tears from a call received by her father. Amy finds a group of popular girls at school who have formed a dance troop called ‘the cuties’. She tries to fit in by learning or the choreographies.as a way to escape what happened in her home.

The film offers many questions to answers and that is what one French critic, Jennifer Padjemi, who in support of the movie says, “we need more movies like this so as to caution what the society really is going through and not turn a blind eye. It is important to represent children of every background because even if we live the same way we don’t have the same culture and it’s really important to see this specific age between childhood and teenage-hood and I hope Mimouna open{s} doors to other movies like this.

In the end, Doucoure says her film is about a choice.

“The choice to become who we want to become, who we really want to become and as a child, take time to be a child. Keep that innocence to grow up in our society.”

We live it at that and let you be the judge of whether you are in support or also believe that no wrongs can ever make a right.

Written by Salome njoroge

Campus magazine

Email: sallynjoroge706@gmail.com

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Salome njoroge or simply Sally is a writer,YouTuber,content creator and also journalist in practice.
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