Texas is taking Netflix to court.
The state has indicted the giant streaming service over the context of Cuties, the controversial film which has been criticized by the masses.
The indictment, filed by the Tyler, Texas Grand Jury, accuses Netflix of “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.”
However, the streamer isn’t backing down in taking the movie off the service. In fact, they are standing behind it.
“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” a spokesperson for the streamer said in a statement via Deadline. “This charge is without merit and we stand by the film.”
Cuties, if you don’t know, centers on 11-year-old Amy, who starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.
Much of the criticism has been about the dance troupe which models their routines after hip-hop videos, complete with sexualized dance moves and skimpy clothing.
Director Maimouna Doucouré recently opened up about the naysayers over her film. See what she said here…