I have few memories of the treatment. I remember my roommate liked to pull the fire alarm and that, at some point, my mother came to visit. I remember wrapping my hands around the fence between us, crying for her not to go, until a nurse guided me back inside. I remember the feelings of helplessness and rage were more than I knew what to do with.
Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ ignites the wrong debate on young girls’ sexuality
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In the face of such unfounded hysteria, the impulse among many is to pooh-pooh the naysayers and praise the film. The ad featured four pre-pubescent girls in spandex hot pants and crop tops doing explicit dance poses. CancelNetflix began trending. And there are reasons to be concerned. It defines how the film is constructed so that everyone sees through its gendered perspective. Cinematic techniques from lighting to editing and camera work induce this voyeuristic and even sadistic gaze on the actress. There are quick cuts to close-ups on spread legs and gyrating bums.
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Rebecca Sullivan receives funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for her work on feminist filmmaking and sexual politics. The film, originally called Mignonnes in French, is meant as an indictment of the sexualization of girls by entertainment and social media. Instead, the film has become a target of vitriol by social conservatives, fuelled by violent QAnon conspiracies of rampant child sex trafficking.
Although it received relatively positive reviews at Sundance earlier this year — remember when we could go to movie theaters , much less whole film festivals? To back up, in August of , Netflix started promoting the film. It used a picture of a young Senegalese Muslim character, Amy, along with the titular Cuties — the dance crew of cool girls from her middle school in Paris — in spandex dance costumes short-shorts and metallic crop tops.