Texas Jury’s Indictment – Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ View.

Texas Jury’s Indictment – Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ View.
Texas Jury’s Indictment – Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ View.

Life is a mix of the good and the bad. It’s a roller-coaster ride. There are ups and downs. The story is the same for all of us and it is similar for the web-king Netflix too. Though Netflix, the web giant is known for streaming the best movies and web series in the world, it sometimes falls weak too. And this is what happened in the case of the film Cuties.

First premiered at the Sundance film festival in January, the movie bagged a lot of positive reviews and overwhelming warmth from the critics, it even brought an award to the director, Mimouna Doucouré.

And then, pleased with its filming and popularity, Netflix took over the rights of the film and that’s when it started streaming on Netflix back in September. 

Texas Jury’s Indictment – Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ View.
Texas Jury’s Indictment – Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ View.

The whole controversy aroused when Netflix used a provocative image from the film to make a poster and use it for promotional. The web giant started receiving thrashes and criticisms all over the internet even before the featuring of the film.

The giant soon had to apologize for taking such an audacious move. The director in an interview even remarked how the person was getting death threats and had received apologies from the Netflix CEO.

A grand jury in Texas on Tuesday, charged the streaming platform for the promotion of crude and offensive visual posts depicting a child accusing the film of appealing to have excessive interest on sexual matters and saying it has no literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

Officials have said that it is the duty of the state to see that no such issue is entertained and justice is done. Though a Netflix spokesperson has remarked that they stand against the charges and by the film.

Now, it is time for us to see what turn it takes. Hoping everybody gets their fair share!


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