TED CRUZ CHANGES MIND ABOUT CUTIES AFTER ACTUALLY WATCHING THE FILM
TEXAS – Ted Cruz now likes Cuties.
Ted Cruz performed a surprising u-turn in his opposition to the Netflix film Cuties. The Senator for Texas originally described the French movie in the harshest of terms and accused Netflix of promoting child pornography. Last night though, he accidentally watched the film.
Well, the first thing I have to say is that I didn’t mean to watch it. I was messing around with the remote trying to find The Red Shoe Diaries when I must have slipped and this film came on. I started watching it and I couldn’t stop. It was so moving. All I can say is that Senegalese-French director Maïmouna Doucouré has created an evocative, compassionate portrait of young girls finding their identity and values. Of course, the sexualized way that they dance is not appropriate. But the film is fully aware of this. It’s part of the point. How does a young girl who feels out of place in France, pulled between her African heritage and her school life, realize her identity. She makes mistakes. Of course she does. But the triumph of the film is the sympathy with which it treats its subject. I felt almost like I was a little girl by the end of it.
So no criticisms?
I do have one but it’s more to do with the marketing of the film. In French it’s known as Mignonnes, which makes much more sense than Cuties. And yeah, that poster was terrible.
The Senator will be watching Zodiac next week to see how similar the film is to his memories of his father.