Cuties [2020] ★

Believe everything being said about this movie, and consider this a public service announcement: “Cuties” is difficult to watch and even more difficult to defend. I don’t usually mind “cautionary tales”, but there is nothing cautionary about this film. The  backlash started when a clip from the movie was shared on social media, showing a group of 11 year-old girls twerking and dancing in an inappropriate way during a contest. The movie itself, about a young girl who decides to rebel and join a group of dancers, is preposterous from start to finish. When asked about the original poster, Netflix claimed that “this was not an accurate representation of the film so the image and description has been updated”. But now that I’ve seen the film, I can tell you that the inappropriate scene and poster is an accurate representation of the movie.  Again, this isn’t a cautionary tale, and people are not overreacting. Personally, I try to keep an open mind with every new film that comes along, but I’m willing to make an exception here because “Cuties” is simply unwatchable.

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