Netflix CEO Says ‘Cuties’ Is Misunderstood, but ‘Speaks for Itself’

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by Mary Margaret Olohan

 

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in a Monday interview that the hotly-debated new movie “Cuties” is misunderstood.

“It’s a little surprising in 2020 America that we’re having a discussion about censoring storytelling,” Sarandos said Monday, according to Deadline.

“It’s a film that is very misunderstood with some audiences, uniquely within the United States,” he continued. “The film speaks for itself. It’s a very personal coming of age film, it’s the director’s story and the film has obviously played very well at Sundance without any of this controversy and played in theaters throughout Europe without any of this controversy.”

His comments come after news that a Texas grand jury has indicted Netflix, Inc. for “lewd visual material” in “Cuties.”

A Netflix spokeswoman told the DCNF Oct. 6 that “Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. This charge is without merit and we stand by the film.”

“Cuties” not only includes many close up shots of little girl’s crotches and buttocks, but also depicts them viewing pornography and discussing sexual acts and shows one girl photographing her genitalia, among other explicit scenes, a review by the DCNF found.

“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,” a Netflix spokeswoman previously told the DCNF.

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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Cuties Movie” by Netflix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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3 Thoughts to “Netflix CEO Says ‘Cuties’ Is Misunderstood, but ‘Speaks for Itself’”

  1. Chris

    Hopefully this will happen but I would expect Netflix to be charged with distribution of child pornography. It takes effort to get the department of justice interested.

  2. Wolf Woman

    Aren’t they hip and edgy, making a film sexualizing young girls as a “social commentary against the sexualization of young children.” Just like Hustler magazine was a social commentary about sexualization of women.

    That it’s won awards is disgusting and a sad statement about our society.

  3. John

    No Ted, we understand what pedophilia is. We also understand that you’re liberal piece of trash. This type of programming is most definitely not entertainment nor is it informational. This is just sickening. Feds should investigate this clown. I wonder what they’d uncover. Perhaps multiple trips to Epstein’s island?

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