Aug 21, 2020

Cuties: Netflix drops promotional poster after controversy

Netflix has removed a promotional image which showed girls posing in skimpy outfits in a new film called Cuties. The poster for the French drama, along with a trailer, had sparked online disapproval and a petition calling for Netflix to drop it. The streaming giant also said the original poster was not an accurate representation of the film. After the poster sparked controversy online, Netflix told BBC News: "This was not an accurate representation of the film so the image and description has been updated." The Hollywood Reporter called the film "Captivating but structurally shaky", and said it portrayed a "Critical view of a culture that steers impressionable young girls toward the hypersexualization of their bodies".

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