Netflix is facing a criminal charge in a Texas county for promoting lewd visuals of a child in the French film “Cuties”, according to a statement from Tyler county’s district attorney’s office
The document said Netflix promoted material in the film that depicts lewd exhibition of the pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex.
“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. This charge is without merit and we stand by the film,” Netflix said in a statement.
According to Netflix, The plot of “Cuties” centers around an 11-year-old Muslim girl who starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.