Texas County Brings Criminal Charges Against Netflix for CUTIES
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
Tyler County, Texas, indicted media streaming giant Netflix with criminal charges for the distribution of child pornography through the movie CUTIES.
According to the indictment, Netflix did:
Knowingly promote visual material which 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 at the time the visual material was created, which appeals to the prurient interest in sex, and has no serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
Texas State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R, tweeted a picture of the indictment.
Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege pic.twitter.com/UJ1hY8XJ2l
— Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) October 6, 2020
According to the Movieguide® review:
CUTIES is a French movie streaming on Netflix about an 11-year-old girl named Amy who longs to fit with the salacious but popular dance crew called “Cuties.” After swaying the Cuties that she’s worthy of being part of their clique, Amy starts to act out and dress provocatively. She also disrespects her elders and posts lewd content of herself on the Internet. Will Amy’s actions have consequences for her family and her new friends?
CUTIES is a repulsive, tasteless, mediocre movie that turns underage girls into sex objects. It has a strong, very immoral pagan worldview where tween girls do whatever pleases them, including sneaking into places, not telling their parents where they are or what they’re doing, and similar acts of rebellion. The movie also depicts Islam where characters praise the name of Allah (a false god), pray to Allah, consult an Iman, and extoll polygamy, but the movie doesn’t necessarily applaud these elements because the protagonist seems haunted by this lifestyle. There are some subtle moral elements abut motherhood. Overall, however, CUTIES is an abhorrent, salacious, loathsome piece of filmmaking.
Netflix saw significant cancellations just two days after the movie hit the streaming giant.
The indictment specifically mentions Netflix co-chief executive officers Reed Hastings and Ted and Ted Sarandos, claiming the two leaders either authorized or recklessly tolerated CUTIES’ distribution.