Cuties 2 Updates: Netflix’s 2020 controversial movie Cuties (Mignonnes in French) has faced a lot of criticisms regarding the story as well as the poster, even people took to Twitter to show their objection and requested Netflix to take the poster down.
The French coming-of-age movie drama is a creation of Maïmouna Doucouré, which made her won the Directing Award after the movie was premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on 23 January. Netflix broadcasted Cuties on 9 September 2020.
Controversy and Sequel of Cuties 2:
Initially, the film received enough positive responses, but the release of the poster made all the difference and received political backlash. Even a few social groups and politicians showed their disagreement, saying the movie sexualized pre-adolescent girls, and this will put a bad impact on the audience.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much saying about any sequel, neither by Netflix, not by the creators, keeping in mind the response they received this time. Till then, let’s see what is the story about.
The Plot :
The story of Cuties revolves around the pre-adolescent protagonist, Amy, who moved to Paris along with her mother and two brothers but waits for their father since he is bringing his second wife home. Tired and disgusted by her family’s condition, she discovers her neighbor Angelica’s dancing troupe, Cuties, and goes on to become a member of the team.
The members, coming from the same age group, do not step back to wear revealing clothes for their performances. Amy, out of her immaturity, takes a big step of sexualizing herself in front of the entire school and eventually gets rejected by her classmates and ‘Cuties‘.
Gradually, she is back to her senses and realizes her mistakes and decides to lead her life without the tension of her distraught family or that of the dance troupe.
The rating on IMDb was also poor, with only 2.4/10. Apart from the controversy, the viewers also complain that the movie failed to make a proper narrative and build a strong structure. There is a big problem with the movie, but no one could draw the solution.
The Cast of Cuties 2:
Cuties stars Fathia Youssouf (Amy), Médina El Aidi-Azouni (Angelica), Esther Gohourou (Coumba), Ilanah Cami-Goursolas (Jess), Myriam Hamma (Yasmine), Mbissine Therese Diop (aunt), Demba Diaw (Ismael), Mamadou Samaké (Samba) and Maïmouna Gueye (Amy’s mother).