A grand jury in Tyler County, Texas has indicted Netflix for “promotion of lewd visual material depicting child.” The charges stem from showing the movie “Cuties” which had young girls grabbing their crotches and dancing suggestively. I’ll bet it was the favorite of pedophiles everywhere. I think they should go after the execs that okayed the showing.
But, what if anything will happen to Netflix? Probably nothing. But, we can always hope. The movie allegedly depicts an 11 year old Muslim girl who joins a dance team in order to become a star. There are several suggestive scenes and many view it as child pornography. It created a huge stir when it came out.
Netflix described the movie thuslky:
“Amy, 11 years old, tries to escape family dysfunction by joining a free-spirited dance clique named “Cuties,” as they build their self confidence through dance.”
Tyler County has handed down an indictment against Netflix for “promotion of lewd visual material depicting child”.
The charge stems from the release of the “Cuties” documentary, which was released back on September 9, followed an 11-year-old who followed a dance crew.
The documentary sparked controversy with its depiction of young girls. Texas Senator Ted Cruz called for a criminal investigation into the film earlier this month, calling it a “pornographic film.”
The grand jury in Tyler County returned the indictment against the streaming giant on Sept. 23, it was revealed Tuesday.
The indictment charges that 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.”
It specifically mentions the award-winning film “Cuties,” which also goes by the French title “Mignonnes” and was released on Netflix on Sept. 9.
Should Netflix be found guilty, the only penalty is a fine of $20,000. No execs were indicted. Several GOP Senators have asked the DOJ to investigate the film as child porn. I feel individuals that made the decision to air the film should be held responsible. A fine of 20k is a drop in the bucket for a company like Netflix.
Children should not be held out as sex objects. and films that could encourage pedophiles to act out on what in my opinion is a perverse sexual deviancy should not be on dispolay.