A bad wind is still blowing over the movie Cuties in the United States, as we reported yesterday. The work of Maïmouna Doucouré, bought by Netflix to be broadcast in the United States, is more than ever the target of ultra conservatives, calling on their troops to boycott, or even to unsubscribe from the platform. For its part, the Redmond firm sweeps away these criticisms, explaining that the film “is a social column against the sexualization of young children”, and evokes “the pressure young girls face, dictated by social networks and society in general”.
The filmmakers of the ARP, Civil Society of Authors and Producers, chaired by Claude Lelouch and Pierre Jolivet, wished to support the filmmaker and by extension his film, in a press release published yesterday on the site. “At a time when the most conservative Americans are calling for a boycott of the film Mignonnes, we would like to lend our support to Maïmouna Doucouré, its director, who won the prize for best director at the Sundance Festival” he specifies. “This film produced in France, then purchased by Netflix for broadcast in the United States, is emblematic of the essential freedom of expression that cinema, in all its diversity, needs to tackle disturbing subjects, and therefore necessary for exercise of democracy. We will always be at the side of those who support and disseminate works expressing this freedom “.