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how did CUTIES manage to get made?

A film made for pedeophiles! How did a film get passed and so many news outlets not make any noise?

A lot of child pornography, molestations, and the lowering of sex penalties in CA have been slipping under the radar in the last 6 months

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Reply #1 posted 09/14/20 8:28am

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Are they nude? Seen worse.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 09/14/20 8:34am

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A film made for pedeophiles! How did a film get passed and so many news outlets not make any noise?

A lot of child pornography, molestations, and the lowering of sex penalties in CA have been slipping under the radar in the last 6 months

I don't think it was made for paedophiles! Have you read Deebee's review in GD? I actually asked a similar question whether the media hype was hot air, or if there is truth to it. Since he's seen it, he's in the best position to say.

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A film made for pedeophiles! How did a film get passed and so many news outlets not make any noise?

A lot of child pornography, molestations, and the lowering of sex penalties in CA have been slipping under the radar in the last 6 months



Use your brain already, good god. This is satanic panic stuff and you're falling for it hook, line, and sinker.

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Reply #4 posted 09/14/20 9:00am

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I only watch a bit of this so I don't know the full extent of what was shown. I know the preteens were presented grown-ish. My thought watching what I did is that the inner working of little girls really doesn't need to be consumed for general entertainment.
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maplenpg said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

A film made for pedeophiles! How did a film get passed and so many news outlets not make any noise?

A lot of child pornography, molestations, and the lowering of sex penalties in CA have been slipping under the radar in the last 6 months

I don't think it was made for paedophiles! Have you read Deebee's review in GD? I actually asked a similar question whether the media hype was hot air, or if there is truth to it. Since he's seen it, he's in the best position to say.

A very good review, well done DeeBee.

The controversy about this is being drummed up by Qanon/Alex Jones supporters with some seriously shadowing backing to basically take advantage of the genuine fears people have for their children and try and say "this is what the liberals want." At it's most basic it's just more culture war drama for people to discuss instead of, you know, actual politics.

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Are they nude? Seen worse.



Might that be something better left unsaid?
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maplenpg said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

A film made for pedeophiles! How did a film get passed and so many news outlets not make any noise?

A lot of child pornography, molestations, and the lowering of sex penalties in CA have been slipping under the radar in the last 6 months

I don't think it was made for paedophiles! Have you read Deebee's review in GD? I actually asked a similar question whether the media hype was hot air, or if there is truth to it. Since he's seen it, he's in the best position to say.

Thank you, Maple. People who make these kind of statements and assumptions have probably not even seen the movie.

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jaawwnn said:

maplenpg said:

I don't think it was made for paedophiles! Have you read Deebee's review in GD? I actually asked a similar question whether the media hype was hot air, or if there is truth to it. Since he's seen it, he's in the best position to say.

A very good review, well done DeeBee.

The controversy about this is being drummed up by Qanon/Alex Jones supporters with some seriously shadowing backing to basically take advantage of the genuine fears people have for their children and try and say "this is what the liberals want." At it's most basic it's just more culture war drama for people to discuss instead of, you know, actual politics.

You can always tell who listens to Q-Anon and Alex Jones nod

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A new Maplethorpe issue?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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jaawwnn said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

A film made for pedeophiles! How did a film get passed and so many news outlets not make any noise?

A lot of child pornography, molestations, and the lowering of sex penalties in CA have been slipping under the radar in the last 6 months



Use your brain already, good god. This is satanic panic stuff and you're falling for it hook, line, and sinker.

I don't trust people who talk like you lol wink learn how to just comment without attacking people jaawwnn,

sexual issues surrounding children... 'eh it's not a big deal'

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Are they nude? Seen worse.

Might that be something better left unsaid?

the trolls are out, when people attack and cannot just communicate, on issues about children and sex... just saying. the trolls are out

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jaawwnn said:

A very good review, well done DeeBee.

The controversy about this is being drummed up by Qanon/Alex Jones supporters with some seriously shadowing backing to basically take advantage of the genuine fears people have for their children and try and say "this is what the liberals want." At it's most basic it's just more culture war drama for people to discuss instead of, you know, actual politics.

You can always tell who listens to Q-Anon and Alex Jones nod

Sorry, I don't, so stop trolling

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Ok, that's fair, I apologise oldfriends, I shouldn't have attacked you, but 30 seconds googling and I can see that this is not a "A film made for pedeophiles," and to present it as such shows extreme ignorance, either wilful or accidental and comparisons to the 80s satanic panic seem apt.

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Cuties review – Netflix's controversial child exploitation film is bold, flawed - and misunderstood
Peter Bradshaw

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Mon 14 Sep 2020 09.59 EDTLast modified on Mon 14 Sep 2020 10.36 EDT

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Should this film be cancelled? Or, to raise a secondary point: should one see this film before taking a view on such things? It's still surprising to me, even having lived through so many controversies like this, how many people can't quite bring themselves to answer "yes" to the second question, or they say that watching the film simply plays into the filth-merchants' hands, a sorrowing paradox I remember first encountering during the National Theatre run of The Romans in Britain.

Mignonnes, or Cuties – an interesting, flawed debut feature for Netflix from Franco-Senegalese director Maïmouna Doucouré – finds itself at the centre of the nastiest obscenity row since David Cronenberg's Crash in 1996. This is because of sequences showing a group of naive, excitable 11-year-old girls in a dance group twerking and pouting their way through a grotesquely sexualised adult routine. There has been an ugly and abusive social media storm, dominated by vicious trolls who haven't seen the film and by mischief-makers jumping at the chance to embarrass those with Netflix connections such as the Obamas.

Yet the film and its accusers turn out to be on the same side: Mignonnes attacks the pornification of girls and young women by social media and society in general; it is about the false promise of liberation in this kind of sexualised display. The offending scenes are gruesomely unwatchable – deliberately so. (A final scene in which the girls present their routine at a dance competition shows people in the audience becoming baffled and disgusted, with one apparently complaining to the judges.)
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Ok, that's fair, I apologise oldfriends, I shouldn't have attacked you, but 30 seconds googling and I can see that this is not a "A film made for pedeophiles," and to present it as such shows extreme ignorance, either wilful or accidental and comparisons to the 80s satanic panic seem apt.

whatever dude

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https://www.nme.com/revie...sy-2749056

'Cuties' review: thoughtful coming-of-age drama caught up in controversy

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Proof that Twitter isn't the best judge of anything, Maïmouna Doucouré's searing critique of premature sexualisation is the opposite of what it's been accused of

By Nick Levine

10th September 2020

Cuties has already been condemned by hundreds of thousands of people who will never even watch it. When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, this deliberately discomfiting, French coming-of-age drama won largely (though not unequivocally) positive reviews. It only became a cause célèbre a few weeks ago, when Netflix shared a promotional poster showing four pre-teen girls – each around 11 years old – imitating very adult poses familiar from countless recent music videos.

Read More: Netflix apologises for Cuties film poster "sexualising girls"

More than 300,000 people signed a petition accusing the film of sexualising "an 11-year-old for the viewing pleasure of paedophiles", prompting Netflix to apologise for the artwork which was "inappropriate" and "not representative" of the film. Director Maïmouna Doucouré has since received death threats, and said last week that Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos called her personally to apologise.

That apology was definitely warranted because Doucouré is clearly trying to hold up a mirror here; her film is a powerful exploration of the way young girls are subconsciously encouraged to perform for the male gaze. She lifts the lid through the heartbreaking growing pains of 11-year-old Amy (Fathia Youssouf), a young girl living in a humble Paris apartment with her mother Mariam (Maïmouna Gueye) and two younger siblings. Amy's father is still in Senegal, where the family hail from, but will soon be joining them in Paris with his second wife in tow. Mariam is devastated to have to share her husband, but is urged by her stoic, old-school aunt (Mbissine Therese Diop) to put on a brave face in front of the community. The aunt also wields a significant influence on Amy, telling her a "grandiose wedding" to a suitable man should be her ultimate goal in life.

Doucouré, who is also of Senegalese heritage, neatly illustrates how Amy finds herself caught between the traditional values of her Muslim family and the image-conscious Western ideals of her peers. In an early scene, we see her trying to straighten her natural Afro hair with a regular household iron after she sees stylish classmate Angelica (Médina El Aidi-Azouni) doing the same thing. Desperate to fit in, Amy begins to dress like a teenager instead of a child and joins Angelica in an all-girl dance troupe called "the Cuties". Copying the provocative, twerk-heavy routines they see in contemporary music videos, the Cuties are determined to qualify for a big dance contest in central Paris.

Their practice sessions and performances are difficult to watch – if they weren't, Doucouré's film wouldn't be such a damning indictment of the premature sexualisation of young girls. Elsewhere, though, the director's lack of subtlety can slightly undercut her message. One scene features a vague and lazy suggestion that Kim Kardashian might be partly to blame for the Cuties' misguided aspirations, and Doucouré relies on a few contrived plot developments to bring her film to its ripe climax. Still, there's no denying she makes her overall point effectively: this is a vivid and very alarming portrait of a young girl struggling to live up to two competing forms of deeply ingrained patriarchy.

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