Texas Senator Ted Cruz Critical Of New Netflix Movie

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A conservative Texas Senator and a progressive House member from Hawaii are both critical of a new movie on Netflix.

Cuties is a new movie on the video streaming service Netflix that has been getting criticism from opponents of child pornography and pedophilia.

Senator Ted Cruz is asking the Justice Department to investigate the film and see if anyone associated with the production violated federal laws in the making of the film.

‘Cuties’ sexualizes 11-year-old girls, and it’s disgusting and wrong," the Texas Republican tweeted Sunday. “That’s why I’ve asked AG Barr to investigate whether Netflix, its executives, or the filmmakers violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography.”

According to the French filmmakers, the film is intended to criticize the hypersexualisation of pre-adolescent girls. The plot revolves around a French-Senegalese girl with a traditional Muslim upbringing who is caught between traditional values and Internet culture.

At the Sundance Film Festival, Cuties won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award this year.

Former presidential candidate  Tulsi Gabbard says Netflix 'is complicit' and tweeted, "the film will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles and help fuel the child sex trafficking trade."

The hashtag #cancelnetflix is trending on twitter.

Despite the film existing for some time, it wasn’t until recently that people became aware of it.

.@netflix’s ‘Cuties’ sexualizes 11-year-old girls, and it’s disgusting and wrong. That’s why I’ve asked AG Barr to investigate whether Netflix, its executives, or the filmmakers violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography. pic.twitter.com/OuhE6ifmGi

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 13, 2020