The saga of controversial French coming-of-age drama Cuties continues to roll on, and if Netflix hadn’t launched an extremely tasteless poster to publicize the upcoming debut of their latest acquisition, then the film would have most likely simply been quietly dropped onto the streaming service to little fanfare.
As an alternative, the corporate have issued a public apology for his or her PR mistake, and Cuties has gained solely destructive headlines as petitions have been launched to have it faraway from the schedule, with a social media motion additionally encouraging clients to cancel their subscriptions totally. This clearly wasn’t what Netflix had in thoughts after they picked up the award-winning drama, and with the film nonetheless set to reach subsequent Wednesday, if the furor doesn’t die down, then there’s each likelihood it may but find yourself being pulled.
Tessa Thompson defended Cuties whereas additionally criticizing the questionable advertising ways, solely to be attacked by Twitter customers for her opinion, though the Thor: Ragnarok star has seen it in full and the folks hurling abuse in her course haven’t. Director Maimouna Doucoure, in the meantime, admitted that she’d been getting dying threats regardless of having nothing to do with the poster, which is certainly not what the younger filmmaker had envisaged when she picked up the Directing Jury Award on the Sundance Movie Pageant earlier this 12 months.
Now, in additional dangerous information for Netflix, the Turkish authorities has ordered that Cuties be blocked within the nation, after the broadcasting watchdog flagged it for censorship causes. And one thing tells us they received’t be the one one to take action.
Whoever designed and permitted the poster will little question be fearing for his or her job in the mean time, because the acclaimed drama has inadvertently turned out to be an absolute lightning rod for controversy. Let’s simply hope this all dies down quickly and doesn’t negatively influence Doucoure’s profession.