Director Of ‘Cuties’ Defends Film As Feminist

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I thought the feminist movement didn’t want to advocate being viewed as sexual objects.

The Cuties director, Maïmouna Doucouré, actually stated:

She made the movie, Doucouré said during a panel at the Toronto Film Festival, “because I saw so many things and so many issues around me lived by young girls, that I decided to make this film and sound an alarm and say we need to protect our children.”

Right, because sexually exploiting minors will definitely solve the issue of sexual exploitation of minors and protect their feminism…
Additionally, the director glamorized these children presenting themselves in such a sexually suggestive manner down to the clothing they were wearing on stage. And, no, not a stripper stage, but it may as well have been.

“It’s bold, it’s feminist,” she added, “but it’s so important and necessary to create debate and try to find solutions, for me as an artist, for politicians and parents. It’s a real issue.”

“Our girls see that the more a woman is sexualized on social media, the more she’s successful,” she said. “And yeah, it’s dangerous.”

Here’s a quick tip – if you want to sound the alarm for the dangers of being sexualized, let’s start by USING PEOPLE OF LEGAL AGE to act out the portions of your film that are sexually suggestive. Promoting art doesn’t give this film any sort of excuse for using minors.

Nothing about this film would make a pedophile ashamed of him or herself.

Breitbart reported it perfectly –

No matter what your message is, you cannot defend the camera lingering on 11-year-old characters in tight short-shorts shaking their backsides. No matter what the message is, you cannot defend countless crotch shots of 11-year-old girls opening their legs wide with hardly anything on.

A talented director could have found all kinds of ways to shoot the twerking scenes without making those scenes a feast for perverts.

Anything I’ve ever watched on television about pedophile documentaries or movies that include the human trafficking crisis, anytime a minor is included in the film, the hard-to-watch-and-shouldn’t-be-shown pieces are exactly that… they’re suggested, but not shown as a visual feast that would encourage the sick and demented minds of the offenders.

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The director actually thinks the focal point of the film was a young girl struggling to find herself between two cultures.

I can think of a million other ways to do that that don’t include zoomed close-ups of minor girls crotches.

Check out this interview and decide for yourself. I am not responsible for any punched computer screens –