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Netflix cancellations rise after release of 'Cuties'

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Cocothefirst Sat 24-Oct-20 11:16:51

Brilliant news.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8874569/Netflix-subscriptions-fell-cancellations-increased-release-controversial-film-Cuties.html?ito=native_share_article-top

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FairFridaythe13th Sat 24-Oct-20 15:29:09

Well well well. Some good news today at least. I was just reading the tweets celebrating Scottish women and girls in sport 2020.

I will give you one guess regarding the first sportsperson interviewed today kick off the week.

Datun Sat 24-Oct-20 15:33:29

Good. I hope that gives other platforms food for thought.

Not least all the MAP profiles on Twitter.

GlacindaTheTroll Sat 24-Oct-20 15:52:21

Thus DM article needs to be read with some caution. Both it and also the more detailed ones such as this

variety.com/2020/digital/news/cuties-backlash-netflix-cancellations-record-levels-1234769354/

say that the cancellation rate was 8x higher, but do not give the actual figure. The information on which the articles are based does not come from Netflix figures, but from a third party using indirect sources.

The apparent drop in Netflix figures is in comparison to earlier this year - the period which coincided with lockdown and was unusually high.

Netflix is still on course to reach 200 million subscribers this year

yourhairiswinterfire Sat 24-Oct-20 16:16:18

Datun

Good. I hope that gives other platforms food for thought.

Not least all the MAP profiles on Twitter.

I hope so too, but at the same time I think it's disgusting that it'll be only the fear of losing money that'll make them think twice about promoting a paedophile's dream.

Soubriquet Sat 24-Oct-20 16:21:36

Thing is, this program wasn’t made to sexualise children, it was done to show how things are sexualising children.

Ylvamoon Sat 24-Oct-20 16:29:07

Thing is, this program wasn’t made to sexualise children, it was done to show how things are sexualising children

^This! But I won't watch it for all the other reasons mentioned.

nauticant Sat 24-Oct-20 16:38:59

Thing is, this program wasn’t made to sexualise children, it was done to show how things are sexualising children.

... and this was done by sexualising children.

As has been said by many people, if you make a film exposing animal cruelty, you need to avoid being cruel to animals in creating your content.

womanaf Sat 24-Oct-20 16:41:55

Thing is, this program wasn’t made to sexualise children, it was done to show how things are sexualising children

But actual girls were filmed doing things which sexualised them. It’s almost academic what the point was.

gardenbird48 Sat 24-Oct-20 16:56:36

FairFridaythe13th

Well well well. Some good news today at least. I was just reading the tweets celebrating Scottish women and girls in sport 2020.

I will give you one guess regarding the first sportsperson interviewed today kick off the week.

oof - that is a shocker. The start of their interview explains how they decided to compete as a man for their whole career and 'see how far they can go', then deal with the trans stuff later - after retirement.

So this person didn't even participate in sport as a woman and they are being celebrated for Scottish women and girls in sport 2020. omg.

Back to the thread though, that is great news if Netflix has felt the consequences of their actions - I watched the trailers for the movie and it was shocking and I felt quite uncomfortable with those girls doing those moves - regardless of the subject of the movie as pp said - it is the fact that these girls were filmed doing those moves that is wrong.

gardenbird48 Sat 24-Oct-20 16:59:20

sorry, bad use of 'they' (re. other thread on DIDs) - I wish I could use my word of preference but obviously that is not allowed. I will work on finding a better way of referring to that person (obviously I don't want to come across as rude either - I have no issue with that person themselves, it is the choice of the Scottish government to centre them for this purpose - I wonder which sportswoman didn't get chosen).

ThinEndOfTheWedge Sat 24-Oct-20 17:09:18

Thing is, this program wasn’t made to sexualise children, it was done to show how things are sexualising children

But actual girls were filmed doing things which sexualised them. It’s almost academic what the point was.

This. They were filmed doing things that they should not have been asked to do. Basic safeguarding fail.

Who gives a toss about any good intentions when children are utterly exploited.

wellbehavedwomen Sat 24-Oct-20 17:11:24

ThinEndOfTheWedge

*Thing is, this program wasn’t made to sexualise children, it was done to show how things are sexualising children*

But actual girls were filmed doing things which sexualised them. It’s almost academic what the point was.

This. They were filmed doing things that they should not have been asked to do. Basic safeguarding fail.

Who gives a toss about any good intentions when children are utterly exploited.

Yep. "We'll get these children to make a film about how awful it is to sexualise little girls, by getting them to be extremely sexual and sexualised, on film, and then releasing it for the world to see."

Nothing questionable about that. Nope. Not never.

yourhairiswinterfire Sat 24-Oct-20 17:25:18

Yep. "We'll get these children to make a film about how awful it is to sexualise little girls, by getting them to be extremely sexual and sexualised, on film, and then releasing it for the world to see."

Also, and I hate that I even have to say this, I have no doubt that that dance routine will be stored on plenty of hard drives now for personal use. It could haunt the girls as they grow up and the reality of that 'fun film' they did as kids dawns on them 😔

it was done to show how things are sexualising children

Yes, by actually sexualising children. It could have been implied rather than shown. There are no excuses for those close up shots whilst children danced like strippers.

Someone compared it to being like a film raising awareness and trying to stamp out dog fighting and cruelty, by actually getting in dogs to film fighting to the death.

The aim was to raise awareness, but it did that by actively contributing to the sexualisation.

StandWitch Sat 24-Oct-20 17:51:43

Netflix cancelled Little Britain because it offended transgender people.

But Cuties is fine.

wellbehavedwomen Sat 24-Oct-20 19:04:18

They're children. And female children, at that.

And we all know the value that the world places on girls.

howard97A Mon 26-Oct-20 14:45:57

This is a useful analysis of the ethical dilemma:

www.feministcurrent.com/2020/10/02/more-girls-in-hell-the-ethics-of-maimouna-doucoures-film-cuties/useful

howard97A Mon 26-Oct-20 14:50:13

Correct link:

www.feministcurrent.com/2020/10/02/more-girls-in-hell-the-ethics-of-maimouna-doucoures-film-cuties/

CaraDuneRedux Mon 26-Oct-20 15:13:18

Thanks for the link howard. That's a very interesting and thought provoking article (as is the one it links to, on "WAP.")

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