Netflix Defends ‘Cuties’ as ‘Social Commentary’ Against Sexualization of Young Children

Amy, the film’s protagonist, is “navigating between two models of femininity,” Doucouré says — one represented by her Muslim mother’s traditional beliefs, and the other by the Cuties dance squad. Amy believes she can “find her freedom through that group of dancers and their hyper-sexualization. But is that really true freedom? Especially when you’re a kid? Of course not.” Doucouré, born and raised in Paris in a Senegalese family, adds, “I put my heart into this film because this is my story.” – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2ZoDNRR