- “We applaud the bold action to investigate Netflix for its sexualized depiction of 11-year-old girls in the film ‘Cuties.’ The admirable intention of the film to raise awareness of the pressure girls have in today’s sexualized culture is entirely obviated by the sexualization and exploitation depicted in the film. ‘Cuties’ is only the latest example of a host of programs that should be scrutinized because they sexually exploit children. It is time for Netflix to be held to account for enabling these kinds of programs to exist on its platform,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
- A grand jury recently filed an indictment against Netflix for lewd visual material depicting a child in the Netflix film “Cuties,” a rather controversial film where a young girl joins a sexualized dance crew, according to NBC News.
- The indictment — filed in Texas — said Netflix has promoted, distributed and exhibited material that “depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age” for the “prurient interest in sex.”
Utah Sen. Mike Lee has been helping lead the charge against the film, calling on Netflix to cease distribution of the controversial film.
- “Until it does so, Netflix lacks the moral standing to speak to any cultural issue,” he said.