A hashtag associating Netflix with pedophilia trended on Twitter after the streaming giant revealed its plan to add Cuties, a French movie featuring a twerking preteen dance troupe, to its service in September.

While the movie itself contains sexually inappropriate themes, pre-pubescent girls undertaking in sexually suggestive dance routines as a hobby, and is rated for mature audiences as a result, some say there was a deeper sociocultural meaning to the plot, which was ignored by the trailer and synopsis offered by Netflix.

Netflix initially offered a trailer primarily featuring the preteens twerking, and a brief synopsis explaining that the 11-year-olds were part of a dance troupe that was not necessarily met with acceptance from their more traditional families, who apparently did not want their 11-year-olds to perform sexualized dance moves in revealing clothing.



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