|Chris Hu said:
Thing is, I'm pretty sure that Brooke Shields has specifically spoken out against how she was exploited by adults when she was a kid. Playboy took nude photos of her in a bathtub when she was 10, then she appeared nude at the age of 12 in Pretty Baby, then she had nude sex scenes at 16 in the movie Blue Lagoon. All highly controversial stuff back then that was technically allowed by law. Here we are, 40 years later, and children are still being sexually exploited in Hollywood. I think it's about high time that people finally make a stand against this, if Cuties is the straw that finally breaks the camel's back then so be it. It should not be ok for Hollywood and other film makers to skirt child pornography laws the way they do, claiming it is artistic expression.
Hollywood had nothing to do with with it the movie is French. Also l hate to burst your bubble but nudity isn't a big deal in Europe it really never was there are paintings that feature nude bodies since ancient times.
Note that I said "Hollywood and other filmmakers", I know Cuties or Mignonnes is French. Simply put the girls in this movie were sexually exploited for profit, both by the original filmmakers and by Netflix, there is no getting around that.
I'm also well aware that nudity is less of a big deal in Europe than it is in the US, but perhaps it should be a bigger deal, if Europe's apathy towards nudity is allowing children to be sexually exploited for profit. Somebody mentioned another movie above, Blue is Warmest Color, saying that it got a 12 rating in France. The sex scenes in that movie are straight up pornography, just without any genitalia shown (breasts, butts, various sex acts from cunnilingus to fingering are shown though), how is that ok for a 12 year old to watch? I think perhaps France is a bit too lax with their ratings.