This time remaining month, the overwhelming majority of Netflix subscribers had certainly not even heard of Cuties, nevertheless one crass and tasteless poster from the Netflix promoting division later, and the French coming-of-age drama has found itself gaining the undesirable standing as perhaps primarily probably the most controversial movie of 2020.
It doesn’t matter that Cuties is the critically acclaimed and award worthwhile attribute debut of an up-and-coming filmmaker, all it took was a single image to ship the net into meltdown. Netflix may have issued a public apology nevertheless that clearly wasn’t adequate, and petitions have been launched to have the movie pulled solely, whereas social media campaigns often called on subscribers to cancel their accounts.
Cuties was quietly dropped onto the streaming service on Wednesday, and viewers are clearly making a deliberate try to steer clear of it, which completely isn’t what each Netflix or director Maimouna Doucoure had in ideas after they agreed a deal that initially had the potential to see her breakout movie attain an exponentially wider viewers.
As a substitute, Doucoure has been receiving demise threats for a enterprise she invested her coronary coronary heart and soul into, whereas Cuties is being evaluation bombed into oblivion. Regardless of holding a secure 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes from 34 critiques, the viewers scores inform a really completely totally different story. Despite the truth that it may appear no particular person has actually seen it, Cuties has nonetheless racked up successfully over a thousand particular person critiques which have left it sitting on merely 3%.
Issues are so much the an identical on Metacritic, the place the very important consensus provides Cuties a score of 68 from eleven critiques, whereas larger than 150 prospects have downvoted it to a imply of merely 0.8, and sadly the one loser in the long run goes to be Doucoure.